Missouri vs Texas A&M Predictions, College Basketball Expert Picks 3/12/2020
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Thursday, March 12, 2020
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M +1.5
The Missouri Tigers travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Texas A&M Aggies on Thursday, March 12, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Missouri as 1.5 point favorites.
Missouri heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-16. They currently have a point differential of 2.0 as they are averaging 67.1 points per contest while giving up 65.2 per game. Texas A&M has an overall record of 16-14. They are averaging 63.1 points per game and surrendering 65.2, good for a point differential of -2.0.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 14-16-1 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 13-18-0 against the over/under
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Texas A&M Aggies are 13-16-1 against the over/under
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
01/15/20 G Mario McKinney Jr. Left Team is out for season
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
11/25/19 G TJ Starks Suspension is out for season
Dru Smith comes into this contest averaging 12.7 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 67% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 90%. Xavier Pinson averages 11.1 points per game in 24.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Josh Nebo averages 12.5 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is at 61%. Savion Flagg averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.1 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 55%.
Useful Team Statistics
Missouri averages 67.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 284th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 313th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 328th in the nation. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game, which ranks them 179th and 298th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 84th with 14.1 per game. The Tigers allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 59th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 65th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 86th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 27th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 250th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Texas A&M is 334th in the country with 63.1 points per game this year. They are 328th in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is -2.0. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 334th in the nation. They are 251st in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.0 boards per game, and 316th in assists per contest with 11.1. The Aggies are 87th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Aggies surrender 65.2 points per contest, which ranks them 60th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 67th and 156th in those defensive statistics. They rank 300th with 14.5 assists allowed per contest and 145th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Aggies are 288th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Tigers are 232nd in the nation in offensive rating with 99.3. In terms of pace they are 280th in the country with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 302nd. As a team they are 238th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 102nd in Division 1. Missouri is 58th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions.
Texas A&M is 44th 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 95.7, which is ranked 303rd. They are 328th in D-1 in pace with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 321st. As a unit they are 305th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 92nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/Texas A&M college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Texas A&M +1.5
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