Auburn at Texas A&M NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Reed Arena to play the Texas A&M Aggies on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Auburn as 5 point favorites.
Auburn comes into this game with an overall record of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 17.9 as they are averaging 84.5 points per game while giving up 66.5 per contest. Texas A&M has an overall record of 7-7. They are averaging 75.4 points per game and surrendering 72.8, good for a point differential of 2.6.
Valuable Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 7-6-1 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 7-7-0 against the over/under
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 6-8-0 against the spread
The Texas A&M Aggies are 6-8-0 against the over/under
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
11/16/18 G Admon Gilder Hamstring is out indefinitely
Bryce Brown comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Jared Harper averages 15.0 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.7 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
TJ Starks averages 14.4 points per game while playing 30.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Savion Flagg averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn averages 84.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 19th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 17.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 142nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 115th in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per game, which ranks them 51st and 32nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 156th with 13.5 per game. The Tigers allow 66.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 63rd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 91st and 251st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 149th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 78th place in Division 1. They force 20.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M is 141st in the country with 75.4 points per game this year. They are 172nd in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 2.6. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 338th in the nation. They are 22nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game, and 205th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Aggies are 142nd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Aggies surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 213th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 67th and 126th in those defensive statistics. They rank 272nd with 14.6 assists allowed per contest and 268th with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 166th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game.
The Tigers are 14th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.9. In terms of pace they are 115th in the country with 71.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 82nd. As a team they are 118th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 26th in Division 1. Auburn is 274th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Texas A&M is 185th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 104.7, which is ranked 171st. They are 98th in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 240th. As a unit they are 228th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 274th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Auburn/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Texas A&M +5
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