Texas A&M at North Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/18/2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
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The Texas A&M Aggies head to Spectrum Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 5.5 point favorites.
Texas A&M heads into this matchup with a mark of 21-12. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 74.9 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. North Carolina has an overall record of 26-10. They are averaging 82.0 points per game and surrendering 72.9, good for a point differential of 9.1.
Valuable Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 14-16 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 13-14 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 19-15 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 18-12 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 North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
01/30/18 G Jalek Felton Suspension is out indefinitely
Tyler Davis averages 14.5 points per contest while playing 29 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 63%. Admon Gilder averages 12.4 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 2.6 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Joel Berry scores 17 points per contest while playing 33.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 89%. Luke Maye averages 17 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 10.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M averages 74.9 points per contest this year, which is 145th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 120th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 296th in Division 1. They average 41.4 boards per contest and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 4th and 63rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 109th with 13.6 per game. The Aggies allow 69.8 points per contest, which is 105th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 39th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 194th, and they allow 14.3 assists per game which puts them in 257th place in college basketball. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 34th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 26th in the country with 82.0 points per contest this season. They are 103rd in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.1. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 96th in Division 1. They are 1st in the country in rebounding with 42.6 boards per contest and 5th in assists per game with 18.2. The Tar Heels are 240th in turnovers per contest with 12.2. The Tar Heels give up 72.9 points per game, which ranks them 187th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 68th and 322nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 273rd with 14.6 dimes allowed per game and 52nd with 32.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Tar Heels are 63rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.6 per contest this year.
The Aggies are 66th in the country in defensive rating with 98.8, and their offensive rating of 106.1 is ranked 136th. They are 120th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 176th. As a unit they are 221st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 283rd in D-1. Texas A&M is 154th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 17th in the country.
North Carolina is 311th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 138th in the nation. The Tar Heels are 17th in the country in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 101.5 is ranked 144th. In terms of pace they are 75th in Division 1 with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 113th. As a team they are 117th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 245th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Texas A&M/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas A&M +5.5
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