Kentucky at Texas A&M College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/10/2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
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The Kentucky Wildcats travel to Reed Arena to play the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, February 10, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 5.5 point favorites.
Kentucky comes into this game with an overall record of 17-7. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 76.1 points per game while giving up 69.9 per contest. Texas A&M has an overall mark of 16-8. They are averaging 75.5 points per contest and giving up 68.0, which is a point differential of 7.5.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 9-14 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 12-12 against the over/under this year
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 10-11 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 9-11 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out for season
02/05/18 F Tai Wynyard Suspension is out for season
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander averages 12.8 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.5 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Kevin Knox averages 14.9 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Admon Gilder averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Tyler Davis averages 14.4 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.9 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 33rd and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 128th, and they give up 13.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 174th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 111th in college basketball. Kentucky averages 76.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 120th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 85th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 275th in D-1. They average 38.9 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 40th and 205th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 117th with 13.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies surrender 68.0 points per contest, which ranks them 74th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 31st in those defensive statistics. They rank 243rd with 14.2 assists allowed per contest, and 138th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 35th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per game this season. Texas A&M is 130th in Division 1 with 75.5 points per game this year. They are 108th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 7.5. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 262nd in the nation. They are 4th in college basketball in rebounding with 41.8 boards per game and 26th in assists per contest with 16.9. The Aggies are 96th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Wildcats are 124th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 98.6 is ranked 87th. In terms of pace they are 138th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 202nd. As a team they are 170th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shots, ranking 345th in Division 1. Kentucky is 144th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 33rd in the nation.
Texas A&M is 131st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 14th in the nation. The Aggies are 129th in the country in offensive rating with 107, and their defensive rating of 96.3 is ranked 48th. In terms of pace they are 143rd in Division 1 with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 158th. As a team they are 186th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 269th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas A&M -5.5
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