Texas A&M at Arizona College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Talking Stick Resort Arena
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The Texas A&M Aggies travel to Talking Stick Resort Arena to play the Arizona Wildcats on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 3.5 point favorites.
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Texas A&M heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-0. They currently have a point differential of 17.1 as they are averaging 82.3 points per contest while giving up 65.1 per game. Arizona has an overall mark of 5-3. They are averaging 85.6 points per contest and giving up 74.1, which is a point differential of 11.5.
Valuable Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 4-2 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 3-3 against the over/under this year
Important Arizona Wildcats Betting Trends
The Arizona Wildcats are 2-6 against the spread this season
The Arizona Wildcats are 5-2 against the over/under this year
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
12/04/17 G Duane Wilson Hip injured last game, is "?" Tuesday vs Arizona
11/21/17 G Savion Flagg Eye is out indefinitely
Key Arizona Wildcats Injuries
11/05/17 G Rawle Alkins Foot is out indefinitely
DJ Hogg averages 16.9 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 76%. Tyler Davis averages 13.6 points per game in 26.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 65% for the year while his free throw percentage is 56%.
Allonzo Trier averages 23.9 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. DeAndre Ayton averages 20.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 11.4 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M averages 82.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 65th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 17.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 46th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 37th in the country. They average 43.9 rebounds per game and 19.1 assists per game, which ranks them 8th and 11th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 91st with 15.0 per game. The Aggies allow 65.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 55th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 23% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 2nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 190th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 197th place in college basketball. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 38th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Arizona is 35th in the country with 85.6 points per game this year. They are 9th in D-1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 11.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 77th in college basketball. They are 152nd in the nation in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 91st in assists per contest with 15.8. The Wildcats are 229th in turnovers per game with 13.0. The Wildcats surrender 74.1 points per contest, which ranks them 222nd in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 200th and 224th in those defensive statistics. They rank 235th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest and 29th with 30.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 132nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season.
The Aggies are 31st in the country in defensive rating with 89.1, and their offensive rating of 112.5 is ranked 68th. They are 114th in college basketball in pace with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 52nd. As a unit they are 50th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 257th in D-1. Texas A&M is 109th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 40%, which is 3rd in the country.
Arizona is 224th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 168th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 219th in the nation in defensive rating with 102.1, and their offensive rating of 117.9 is ranked 22nd. They are 173rd in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 20th. As a unit they are 17th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 279th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas A&M/Arizona college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Arizona +3.5
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