UT Rio Grande Vaqueros vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UTRGV Vaqueros vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
TV: SEC Network
Odds/Point Spread: UT Rio Grande (+15.5)
Reed Arena is the site where and the Texas A&M Aggies (2-0) will play the UTRGV Vaqueros (3-1) on Sunday. UT Rio Grande opens this contest as 15.5-point underdogs. The over/under opens at 135.5.
UT Rio Grande steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 3-1 this season. They average 72.3 pts per game (176th in D-1) while shooting 39.4% from the field. The Vaqueros are hitting 29.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (23 of 78) and 61.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, UT Rio Grande is pulling down 43.8 boards per game and has accumulated 63 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 34th in college hoops in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.0 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 20.0 personal fouls every game. On defense, the Vaqueros are able to force 15.8 turnovers per contest while drawing 24.3 fouls. They are giving up 26.5% on shots from distance while they are 155th in the country in PPG allowed (70.5). The Vaqueros are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 41.3% (100 of 242) and they relinquish 39.5 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 277th in college hoops in allowing assists with 63 surrendered for the campaign.
The UTRGV Vaqueros took the court against the OLLU Saints and notched a win by a score of 91-68 in their last game. UT Rio Grande ended the contest having earned a 48.5% field goal percentage (33 out of 68) and converted 6 of 21 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Vaqueros made 19 of their 36 tries for a percentage of 52.8%. Regarding pulling down boards, they compiled 59 with 21 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 25 dimes for this game as well as earning 7 steals and 9 blocks. With regard to defense, UT Rio Grande allowed 48.5% from the floor on 33 out of 68. Our Lady of the Lake recorded 13 assists and 11 steals for this contest. In addition, the Saints pulled down 29 boards (10 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 9 rejections. Our Lady of the Lake finished the contest at 63.2% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 19 tries. They converted 4 of their 25 attempts from distance.
Ricky Nelson is one guy who came through for the matchup. He ended up scoring 6 points on 2 out of 5 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes played and also snagged 2 rebounds. Nelson finished the game shooting 40.0% from the field and also distributed 5 assists. An additional guy that saw the court a lot in this matchup for the Vaqueros was Quinton Johnson. He collected 8 rebounds and also collected 2 assists. He finished the game at 60.0% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 3-of-5 (9 points). When the final whistle was blown, Johnson was on the hardwood for 28 minutes.
Texas A&M has a mark of 2-0 on the year. Texas A&M has tallied 155 points this year (77.5 per contest) and they snag 36.0 rebounds per contest. The Aggies are committing 17.5 fouls every game while shooting 75.0% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Aggies are hitting on 44.7% from the floor, which ranks them 194th in college hoops. They are earning an assist 16.0 times per contest (88th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 19.5 times per game. The Aggies on the defensive side of the court are 44th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 59.5. The Texas A&M defense gives up 35.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (13 of 37) and their opponents are connecting on 60.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 16.5 dimes and 28.5 boards per game, which has them ranked 249th and 22nd in the country. They are forcing their opponents into 24.5 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 44.4% from the floor (200th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Texas A&M Aggies got the victory with a final of 73-66 against the Tarleton State Texans. The Aggies were able to collect 26 defensive rebounds and 12 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for the contest. They also blocked 3 shots while getting 3 steals for the contest. The Texans had 29 personal fouls in this game which got the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 40 attempts. They were able to convert 31 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 77.5%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Texas A&M buried 6 of their 23 attempts (26.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Aggies walked away from this one shooting 18 for 48 from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.5%. The Aggies permitted the Texans to make 21 of 44 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.7% in this matchup. They finished 42.1% from distance by connecting on 8 out of 19 and finished the game at 16 out of 26 at the free throw line (61.5%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Texas A&M allowed Tarleton State to get 21 in total (3 on the offensive glass).
Savion Flagg played big minutes for the Aggies for the game. He made 6 of 10 for this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 60.0%, which earned him 21 points. Flagg grabbed 9 boards in his 37 mins played and accounted for 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy who saw a lot of court time for Texas A&M was Quenton Jackson. He scored 8 points in 25 minutes on the court via 3 out of 8 shooting for this contest. Jackson ended the game having shot 37.5% from the field while also earning 2 dimes and 4 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Texas A&M (-15.5) and under 135.5 points
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