Kentucky vs Texas A&M Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/25/2020
Game: Kentucky Wildcats vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M +8
The Kentucky Wildcats head to Reed Arena to take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. The opening line for this game has Kentucky as 8 point favorites.
Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.2 as they are averaging 74.9 points per contest while giving up 65.6 per game. Texas A&M has an overall record of 14-12. They are averaging 62.7 points per game and surrendering 64.5, good for a point differential of -1.9.
Valuable Kentucky Wildcats Betting Trends
The Kentucky Wildcats are 14-13-0 against the spread this season
The Kentucky Wildcats are 14-13-0 against the over/under this year
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 12-14-0 against the spread this season
The Texas A&M Aggies are 11-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Kentucky Wildcats Injuries
01/24/20 G Dontaie Allen Knee is out indefinitely
01/24/20 F Kahlil Whitney Left Team is out for season
01/10/20 F Ben Jordan Head is out indefinitely
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
11/25/19 G TJ Starks Suspension is out for season
Immanuel Quickley comes into this game averaging 15.7 points per contest while playing 32.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 68% while his free throw percentage is 92%. Nick Richards averages 14.3 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game. He averages 0.3 assists per game and 8.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 65% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Josh Nebo scores 11.9 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.2 rebounds per contest and has 0.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 68% and his free throw percentage is at 65%. Savion Flagg averages 10.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
Kentucky averages 74.9 points per contest, which is 83rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 59th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 206th in the nation. They average 37.4 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 85th and 134th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 235th with 12.6 per game. The Wildcats allow 65.6 points per contest, which is 76th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 29th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.0 rebounds a game which ranks 81st, and they allow 10.5 assists per game which puts them in 34th place in the country. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 76th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M is 334th in the nation with 62.7 points per contest this season. They are 335th in the country in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -1.9. They shoot 28% from beyond the arc, which is good for 347th in the NCAA. They are 240th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.3 boards per contest and 324th in assists per game with 10.8. The Aggies are 82nd in turnovers per contest with 14.1. The Aggies give up 64.5 points per game, which ranks them 53rd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 55th and 102nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 295th with 14.4 dimes allowed per game and 174th with 34.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Aggies are 296th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per contest this year.
The Wildcats are 59th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 203rd in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 156th. As a team they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 26% of their shots, ranking 346th in Division 1. Kentucky is 227th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Texas A&M is 43rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions. The Aggies have an offensive rating of 94.7, which is ranked 316th. They are 325th in D-1 in pace with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 45% is 336th. As a unit they are 318th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 95th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Kentucky/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Kentucky -8
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