Texas A&M at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
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The Texas A&M Aggies travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 1 point favorites.
Texas A&M comes into this game with an overall record of 11-1. They currently have a point differential of 17.2 as they are averaging 81.6 points per game while giving up 64.4 per contest. Alabama has an overall record of 8-4. They are averaging 76.9 points per game and surrendering 71.8, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 5-4 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4-6 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-6 against the over/under this year
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
12/29/17 F DJ Hogg Suspension is OUT Saturday vs Alabama & Tuesday vs. Florida
12/29/17 F Isiah Jasey Concussion is "?" Saturday vs Alabama
12/29/17 G JJ Caldwell Suspension Served is probable Saturday vs Alabama
12/29/17 G TJ Starks Suspension Served is probable Saturday vs Alabama
12/18/17 G Admon Gilder Knee is out indefinitely
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/29/17 G Lawson Schaffer Concussion is "?" Saturday vs Texas A&M
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
Admon Gilder averages 12.7 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 86%. Tyler Davis averages 13.9 points per game in 27.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 62% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Collin Sexton averages 20.5 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. John Petty averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 50%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M averages 81.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 61st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 55th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 123rd in the country. They average 45.2 rebounds per game and 18.6 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 92nd with 14.7 per game. The Aggies allow 64.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 33rd in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 167th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 194th place in college basketball. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 59th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 136th in the country with 76.9 points per game this year. They are 86th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 200th in college basketball. They are 138th in the nation in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 217th in assists per contest with 13.4. The Crimson Tide are 127th in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Crimson Tide surrender 71.8 points per contest, which ranks them 172nd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 125th and 127th in those defensive statistics. They rank 117th with 12.3 assists allowed per contest and 222nd with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 196th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The Aggies are 13th in the country in defensive rating with 88, and their offensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 70th. They are 79th in college basketball in pace with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 83rd. As a unit they are 83rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 286th in D-1. Texas A&M is 133rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 4th in the country.
Alabama is 125th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 95th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are 133rd in the nation in defensive rating with 98.4, and their offensive rating of 105.5 is ranked 167th. They are 84th in D-1 in pace with 72.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 133rd. As a unit they are 132nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 269th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas A&M/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Alabama +1
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