Wofford Terriers vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 12/21/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Wofford Terriers vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Monday, December 21, 2020
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Wofford (+5)
The Texas A&M Aggies (4-1) host the Wofford Terriers (3-2) at Reed Arena on Monday. The line on this contest has Texas A&M as 5-point favorites. The total is set at 135.
Wofford heads into this game with a record of 3-2 for the year. The Terriers are connecting on 35.3% on shots from 3-point land (54 of 153) and 64.2% from the charity stripe. They average 83.0 points per contest (46th in college hoops) while hitting 49.7% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 13.0 times per game and as a group they are committing 15.6 fouls per game. As a unit, Wofford is snagging 42.0 rebounds per game and is sitting with 81 assists on the campaign, which ranks 163rd in D-1 in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Terriers have forced 14.8 turnovers every game and they draw 17.8 personal fouls. They are conceding 28.6% on three-point shots while they are 28th in the country in points per game from their opponents (59.6). The Terriers defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 38.6% (108 of 280) and they surrender 28.4 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 49th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 45 relinquished on the season.
The Wofford Terriers played the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers and took home the win by a score of 88-77 in their last contest. Wofford walked away from the contest with a 50.0% field goal percentage (27 out of 54) and converted 15 out of their 32 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Terriers converted 19 of 26 shots for a rate of 73.1%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 28 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 20 assists in this matchup while having 6 steals and 3 blocks. Concerning defense, Wofford let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the floor on 27 of 54. Coastal Carolina earned 9 assists and 4 steals for the contest. On top of that, the Chanticleers grabbed 31 rebounds (11 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 3 rejections. Coastal Carolina finished shooting 73.1% when shooting free throws by knocking down 19 of 26 tries. They converted 8 out of their 28 tries from distance.
Storm Murphy is someone who was pivotal in the game. He left the arena with 26 points on 8 out of 12 shooting. He played 38 minutes and also pulled down 3 rebounds. Murphy went 66.7% from the field and also dished out 7 dimes. One more player that was a major factor in this game for the Terriers was Tray Hollowell. He pulled down 7 boards and also totaled 2 assists. He finished the game at 50.0% from the field in this contest by hitting 4-of-8 (13 points). When all was said and done, Hollowell saw the court for 35 minutes.
Texas A&M has a win-loss record of 4-1 on the year. Texas A&M has totaled 360 points on the campaign (72.0 per game) and they grab 34.2 rebounds per game. The Aggies have committed 18.8 personal fouls per game while shooting 72.2% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Aggies are shooting 46.9% from the field, which is ranked 115th in the nation. They are earning an assist 14.0 times per contest (155th in college hoops) and they turn it over 18.4 times per game. The Aggies defensively are ranked 54th in college basketball in PPG given up with 62.4. They are able to force 18.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.4% from the floor (173rd in D-1). The Texas A&M defense gives up 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (40 of 116) and opponents are converting on 63.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 16.4 dimes and 28.0 rebounds every game, which is ranked 298th and 11th in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Texas A&M Aggies got the win with a final of 69-52 against the SE Louisiana Lions. The Aggies collected 23 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 31 in this matchup. They stuffed 2 tries while earning 2 steals for this game. The Lions committed 20 personal fouls in this contest which took the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to convert 15 of the free throws for a percentage of 78.9%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Texas A&M buried 4 of their 15 attempts (26.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Aggies finished 25 out of 47 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 53.2%. The Aggies allowed the Lions to make 17 of their 46 tries from the field which had them shooting 37.0% in this game. They shot 30.8% from beyond the arc by hitting 8 out of 26 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 14 at the free throw line (71.4%). Regarding attacking the glass, Texas A&M permitted SE Louisiana to get 17 in total (5 offensive).
Emanuel Miller ended up being a factor for the Aggies in the game. He buried 8 out of 11 in this matchup giving him a rate of 72.7%, which earned him 20 points. Miller snagged 10 boards in his 34 minutes played and added 3 assists for this contest. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Texas A&M was Savion Flagg. He ended up scoring 9 points in 31 minutes played by going 3 of 6 shooting for this game. Flagg finished going 50.0% from the floor while also contributing 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas A&M (-5)
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