Texas A&M at Kentucky College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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The Texas A&M Aggies travel to Rupp Arena to play the Kentucky Wildcats on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 7 point favorites.
Texas A&M heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.1 as they are averaging 78.0 points per contest while giving up 66.9 per game. Kentucky has an overall mark of 12-3. They are averaging 78.9 points per contest and giving up 69.6, which is a point differential of 9.3.
Valuable Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 5-7 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 5-7 against the over/under this year
Important Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 6-8 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 7-8 against the over/under this year
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
01/07/18 G Admon Gilder Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Kentucky
01/07/18 G Duane Wilson Knee is "?" Tuesday vs Kentucky
01/07/18 F Robert Williams Illness is "?" Tuesday vs Kentucky
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
11/22/17 F Jarred Vanderbilt Foot is out indefinitely
11/06/17 G Jemarl Baker Knee is out indefinitely
Tyler Davis averages 14.1 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.6 assists per contest and 8.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. DJ Hogg averages 14.4 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Hamidou Diallo averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 62%. Kevin Knox averages 14 points per game while playing 32.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies allow 66.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 61st in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 10th and 32nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.0 rebounds a game which ranks 176th, and they give up 14.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 247th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in college basketball. Texas A&M averages 78.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 106th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 11.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 127th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 239th in D-1. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 17.5 assists per game, which ranks them 2nd and 24th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 85th with 14.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wildcats surrender 69.6 points per contest, which ranks them 110th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 13th in those defensive statistics. They rank 216th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 123rd with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Wildcats are 156th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.5 per game this season. Kentucky is 86th in Division 1 with 78.9 points per game this year. They are 44th in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 9.3. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 104th in the nation. They are 49th in college basketball in rebounding with 39.4 boards per game and 98th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Wildcats are 101st in turnovers per game with 14.3.
The Aggies are 31st in the country in defensive rating with 92.4, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 123rd. They are 97th in college basketball in pace with 72.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 178th. As a unit they are 186th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 278th in D-1. Texas A&M is 132nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 16th in the country.
Kentucky is 130th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 58th in Division 1. The Wildcats are 81st in the nation in defensive rating with 96.5, and their offensive rating of 109.3 is ranked 86th. They are 110th in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 129th. As a unit they are 119th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 345th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Texas A&M/Kentucky college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Kentucky -7
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