Missouri at Texas A&M Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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The Missouri Tigers travel to Reed Arena to play the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Texas A&M as 4.5 point favorites.
Missouri heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-6. They currently have a point differential of 1.8 as they are averaging 68.5 points per contest while giving up 66.7 per game. Texas A&M has an overall mark of 7-8. They are averaging 74.8 points per contest and giving up 73.6, which is a point differential of 1.2.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 5-8-2 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 6-9-0 against the spread
The Texas A&M Aggies are 7-8-0 against the over/under
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
10/22/18 F Jontay Porter ACL is out for season
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Mark Smith averages 11.9 points per game in 29.5 minutes per contest. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%. Jordan Geist comes into this contest averaging 13.5 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 36% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Savion Flagg averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.1 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 60%. TJ Starks averages 13.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is at 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 66.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 62nd in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 205th and 132nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 58th, and they give up 11.0 assists per contest which puts them in 46th place in the NCAA. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 131st in the nation. Missouri averages 68.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 296th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 240th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 19th in D-1. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 261st and 313th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 123rd with 14.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Aggies surrender 73.6 points per contest, which ranks them 233rd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 71st and 147th in those defensive statistics. They rank 277th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest, and 301st with 37.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 150th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.3 per game. Texas A&M is 158th in the country with 74.8 points per game this year. They are 186th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.2. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 338th in the nation. They are 28th in the country in rebounding with 40.0 boards per game and 232nd in assists per contest with 12.9. The Aggies are 131st in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 102.6, which is ranked 219th. They are 333rd in college basketball in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 188th. As a unit they are 200th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 108th in D-1. Missouri is 64th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions.
Texas A&M is 167th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 103.8, which is ranked 186th. They are 97th in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 245th. As a unit they are 231st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 255th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Texas A&M -4.5
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