Pepperdine at Texas A&M College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The Pepperdine Waves travel to Reed Arena to play the Texas A&M Aggies on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 28.5 point favorites.
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Pepperdine comes into this game with an overall record of 2-3. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 80.0 points per game while giving up 82.4 per contest. Texas A&M has an overall record of 4-0. They are averaging 85.5 points per game and surrendering 68.0, good for a point differential of 17.5.
Valuable Pepperdine Waves Betting Trends
The Pepperdine Waves are 1-3 against the spread this season
The Pepperdine Waves are 3-1 against the over/under this year
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 3-1 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 3-1 against the over/under this year
Key Pepperdine Waves Injuries
11/23/17 G Eric Cooper Jr. Shoulder is "?" Friday vs. Texas A&M
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
11/23/17 G JJ Caldwell Suspension Served is probable Friday vs. Pepperdine
11/21/17 G Savion Flagg Eye is out indefinitely
Kameron Edwards averages 14.2 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 50% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%. Colbey Ross averages 14.8 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 93%.
Admon Gilder averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 4.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 100%. DJ Hogg averages 17 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Waves allow 82.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 313th in the nation. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 321st and 287th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.2 rebounds a game which ranks 28th, and they give up 18.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 340th place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 32nd in college basketball. Pepperdine averages 80.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 124th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 106th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 212th in D-1. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 129th and 191st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 148th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies surrender 68.0 points per contest, which ranks them 124th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 23% average from 3-point range, ranking them 77th and 9th in those defensive statistics. They rank 148th with 12.5 assists allowed per contest, and 98th with 32.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 72nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season. Texas A&M is 60th in Division 1 with 85.5 points per game this year. They are 30th in the country in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 17.5. They shoot 47% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the nation. They are 70th in college basketball in rebounding with 41.0 boards per game and 30th in assists per contest with 19.0. The Aggies are 53rd in turnovers per game with 16.5.
The Waves are 112th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.5, and their defensive rating of 113.8 is ranked 319th. In terms of pace they are 162nd in the country with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 167th. As a team they are 146th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 333rd in Division 1. Pepperdine is 165th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 57%, which is 330th in the nation.
Texas A&M is 55th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 48th in the nation. The Aggies are 56th in the country in offensive rating with 115.9, and their defensive rating of 92.2 is ranked 98th. In terms of pace they are 115th in Division 1 with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 59% is 28th. As a team they are 17th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 268th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Pepperdine/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas A&M -28.5
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