Arkansas at Texas A&M College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2019
Saturday, January 5, 2019
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The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Reed Arena to play the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, January 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Texas A&M as 2 point favorites.
Arkansas comes into this game with an overall record of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.6 as they are averaging 81.8 points per game while giving up 70.3 per contest. Texas A&M has an overall record of 6-5. They are averaging 75.5 points per game and surrendering 71.0, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 6-6-0 against the spread
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 4-7-1 against the over/under
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 4-7-0 against the spread
The Texas A&M Aggies are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/09/18 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
11/16/18 G Admon Gilder Hamstring is out indefinitely
Isaiah Joe averages 15.8 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Daniel Gafford comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is at 60%.
Savion Flagg averages 12.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 64%. TJ Starks averages 13.5 points per game while playing 28.6 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 4.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Razorbacks allow 70.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 157th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 54th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.7 rebounds a game which ranks 324th, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest which puts them in 115th place in the NCAA. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 319th in the nation. Arkansas averages 81.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 47th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 135th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 120th in D-1. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 17.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 84th and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 182nd with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies surrender 71.0 points per contest, which ranks them 177th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 125th in those defensive statistics. They rank 267th with 14.5 assists allowed per contest, and 229th with 36.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 238th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.7 per game. Texas A&M is 148th in the country with 75.5 points per game this year. They are 168th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 326th in the nation. They are 17th in the country in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game and 153rd in assists per contest with 14.2. The Aggies are 76th in turnovers per game with 14.8.
The Razorbacks are 114th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.9. In terms of pace they are 37th in the country with 75 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 144th. As a team they are 156th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 223rd in Division 1. Arkansas is 257th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Texas A&M is 114th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 104.4, which is ranked 173rd. They are 108th in D-1 in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 223rd. As a unit they are 233rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 260th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas A&M -2
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