Texas A&M at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The Texas A&M Aggies travel to Scottrade Center to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Texas A&M as 1.5 point favorites.
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Texas A&M heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-11. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 75.2 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Alabama has an overall record of 17-14. They are averaging 72.4 points per game and surrendering 69.7, good for a point differential of 2.7.
Valuable Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 13-15 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 15-14 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-20 against the over/under this year
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
02/12/18 G Duane Wilson Knee is out for season
02/11/18 G JJ Caldwell Dismissed is out for season
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out for season
03/06/18 G Herb Jones Head is "?" Thursday vs Texas A&M
01/01/18 G Riley Norris Hip is out for season
Tyler Davis averages 14.7 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 64%. Admon Gilder averages 12.1 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Collin Sexton averages 18.3 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Donta Hall averages 10.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 23.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 73% and his free throw percentage is 54%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 141st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 119th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 295th in the country. They average 41.3 rebounds per game and 15.8 assists per game, which ranks them 5th and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 129th with 13.5 per game. The Aggies allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 110th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 13th and 48th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.5 rebounds a game which ranks 215th and they give up 14.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 262nd place in college basketball. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 36th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 221st in the country with 72.4 points per game this year. They are 114th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 2.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 312th in college basketball. They are 130th in the nation in rebounding with 36.2 boards per game, and 243rd in assists per contest with 12.8. The Crimson Tide are 61st in turnovers per game with 14.2. The Crimson Tide surrender 69.7 points per contest, which ranks them 105th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 37th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 60th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest and 240th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 192nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game this season.
The Aggies are 70th in the country in defensive rating with 98.8, and their offensive rating of 106.4 is ranked 135th. They are 123rd in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 176th. As a unit they are 214th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 282nd in D-1. Texas A&M is 174th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 13th in the country.
Alabama is 58th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 26th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are 72nd in the nation in defensive rating with 98.9, and their offensive rating of 102.8 is ranked 226th. They are 131st in D-1 in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 159th. As a unit they are 159th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 220th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas A&M/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Alabama +1.5
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