Northern Kentucky at Texas A&M College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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The Northern Kentucky Norse head to Reed Arena to take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Texas A&M as 16 point favorites.
Northern Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-4. They currently have a point differential of 17.6 as they are averaging 83.5 points per contest while giving up 65.9 per game. Texas A&M has an overall record of 9-1. They are averaging 82.6 points per game and surrendering 64.2, good for a point differential of 18.4.
Valuable Northern Kentucky Norse Betting Trends
The Northern Kentucky Norse are 6-2 against the spread this season
The Northern Kentucky Norse are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Kentucky Norse Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
11/21/17 G Savion Flagg Eye is out indefinitely
Drew McDonald averages 16.1 points per contest while playing 26.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Carson Williams averages 15.5 points per contest in 27.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.5 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 70% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
DJ Hogg scores 15.7 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 6.9 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Tyler Davis averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Kentucky averages 83.5 points per contest this year, which is 40th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.6 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a unit, which has them ranked 18th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 244th in Division 1. They average 34.5 boards per contest and 18.1 assists per game, which ranks them 244th and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 246th with 12.7 per game. The Norse allow 65.9 points per contest, which is 61st in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 141st and 43rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 102nd, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 26th place in college basketball. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 314th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M is 47th in the country with 82.6 points per contest this season. They are 42nd in the nation in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 18.4. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 50th in Division 1. They are 3rd in the country in rebounding with 45.0 boards per contest and 6th in assists per game with 19.4. The Aggies are 104th in turnovers per contest with 14.6. The Aggies give up 64.2 points per game, which ranks them 40th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 24% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 170th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 156th with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Aggies are 46th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.9 per contest this year.
The Norse are 22nd in the nation in offensive rating with 116.9, and their defensive rating of 92.2 is ranked 48th. In terms of pace they are 161st in the country with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 18th. As a team they are 25th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 80th in Division 1. Northern Kentucky is 243rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 90th in the nation.
Texas A&M is 152nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 41%, which is 3rd in the nation. The Aggies are 52nd in the country in offensive rating with 113.3, and their defensive rating of 88.1 is ranked 18th. In terms of pace they are 99th in Division 1 with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 47th. As a team they are 61st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 258th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northern Kentucky/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Northern Kentucky +16
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