Missouri Tigers vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 1/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Missouri (-4)
The Missouri Tigers (7-2) travel to Reed Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Texas A&M Aggies (7-4). Texas A&M opens this matchup as 4-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 130.
Missouri will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 7-2 on the season. They currently have an average of 71.9 pts per contest (190th in college basketball) while hitting 44.3% from the field. The Tigers are hitting 27.3% from downtown (51 of 187) and 73.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Missouri is collecting 38.0 boards per contest and has totaled 110 dimes for the year, which is 256th in D-1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.9 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.8 fouls on a nightly basis. When they are on defense, the Tigers are able to force 11.6 turnovers every game while drawing 20.0 fouls. They rank 52nd in D-1 in allowing assists with 87 surrendered so far this year. The Tigers defensively are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 39.7% (215 of 542) and they relinquish 34.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 27.0% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 129th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (67.9).
The Missouri Tigers took the court against the Mississippi State Bulldogs and ended up losing by a score of 78-63 in their last game. Missouri ended with a 44.8% FG percentage (26 of 58) and knocked down 5 of their 18 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Tigers made 6 of their 6 shots for a percentage of 100.0%. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 18 with 4 of them being offensive. They also distributed 15 assists in this matchup in addition to earning 6 steals and 3 blocks. In terms of defense, Missouri allowed the other team to shoot 44.8% from the floor on 26 out of 58 shooting. Mississippi State totaled 11 dimes and had 6 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Bulldogs collected 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Mississippi State finished the game at 90.5% from the free throw line by burying 19 of their 21 shots. They made 3 of their 6 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Jeremiah Tilmon is someone who had an impact for the game. He totaled 16 points on 8 of 10 shooting. He saw the court for 29 minutes played and totaled 6 boards. Tilmon walked away from this one shooting 80.0% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in this game for the Tigers was Xavier Pinson. He had 3 rebounds and totaled 8 assists. He finished 30.8% from the floor in this contest via 4-of-13 (13 points). In all, Pinson was on the court for 28 min.
Texas A&M has a mark of 7-4 for the year. Texas A&M has accounted for 716 points on the campaign (65.1 per contest) and they grab 32.8 rebounds per game. The Aggies are responsible for committing 17.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 72.1% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Aggies are hitting on 43.2% from the field, which is 238th in college hoops. They are assisting teammates 11.9 times per contest (268th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 16.3 times per contest. The Aggies on the defensive end are ranked 51st in the nation in PPG given up with 64.4. The Texas A&M defense gives up 34.5% on 3-point attempts (95 of 275) and their opposition makes 61.0% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 16.5 assists and 30.9 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 324th and 37th in those defensive categories. They have forced 16.4 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.0% from the floor (223rd in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the court, the Texas A&M Aggies got the win with a final of 56-55 when they played the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Aggies were able to pull down 16 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 26 for this game. They also rejected 3 shots while earning 7 steals in this game. The Bulldogs committed 13 personal fouls for the game which got the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 9 attempts. They were able to convert 7 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 77.8%. In regard to three-point attempts, Texas A&M buried 3 of their 10 attempts (30.0%). In all, the Aggies finished the game shooting 23 for 53 from the floor which had them shooting 43.4%. The Aggies allowed the Bulldogs to make 22 of their 51 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 43.1% in the game. They shot 35.7% from 3-point land by shooting 5 out of 14 and ended up going 6 of 10 at the charity stripe (60.0%). Regarding how they attacked the glass, Texas A&M permitted Mississippi State to pull down 27 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Jay Jay Chandler ended up having an impact for the Aggies in this matchup. He converted 5 out of 13 for the contest for a rate of 38.5%, which earned him 12 points. Chandler totaled 3 rebounds in his 24 mins played and had 2 dimes for the game. Another guy that was pivotal for Texas A&M was Andre Gordon. He totaled 11 points in his 27 minutes played via 5 out of 8 shooting in this contest. Gordon finished going 62.5% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas A&M (+4)
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