Texas A&M Aggies vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 3/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M (+15)
The Arkansas Razorbacks (20-5) play the Texas A&M Aggies (8-8) at Bud Walton Arena on Saturday. Texas A&M opens this matchup as 15-point underdogs. The O/U is set at 135.
Texas A&M will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 8-8 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 14.7 times per game and as a group they commit 16.4 fouls every game. As a team, Texas A&M is grabbing 33.3 boards per game and is sitting with 187 dimes so far this season, which is 323rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. The Aggies are connecting on 29.2% on shots from downtown (100 of 343) and 72.9% from the free throw line. They average 63.1 points per outing (332nd in college hoops) while hitting 40.9% from the field. On defense, the Aggies are forcing 15.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.4 fouls. The Aggies are allowing a field goal percentage of 44.8% (378 of 843) and they relinquish 32.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They are ranked 138th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 263 surrendered on the campaign. They surrender 33.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 51st in college hoops in opponents PPG (64.9).
The Texas A&M Aggies stepped onto the hardwood against the Mississippi State Bulldogs and took a loss by a score of 63-57 in their last game. Texas A&M ended the game having earned a 31.9% FG percentage (22 out of 69) and converted 4 out of their 25 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Aggies made 9 of 10 attempts for a rate of 90.0%. When it comes to rebounding, they collected 32 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 13 dimes for the game while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and getting 9 steals. In regard to defense, Texas A&M allowed 53.1% from the field on 26 out of 49 shooting. Mississippi State recorded 18 dimes and had 2 steals in the game. On top of that, Mississippi State pulled down 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 8 rejections. Mississippi State walked away from this one shooting 25.0% from the charity stripe by knocking down 3 of 12 attempts. They made 8 of their 19 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Quenton Jackson is a player who was a major factor in the game. He accumulated 13 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes played and also collected 4 boards. Jackson went 45.5% from the field but had no assists when the time ran out. Someone else that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Aggies was Savion Flagg. He snagged 2 rebounds in his 31 minutes played on the night. He finished the contest at 45.5% from the field in this contest by going 5-of-11 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Flagg had 1 assist.
Arkansas has a win-loss mark of 20-5 for the year. Arkansas has scored 2,079 pts for the campaign (83.2 per game) and they average 40.4 rebounds per contest. The Razorbacks are committing 17.0 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.2% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Razorbacks are shooting 45.4% from the field, which is 109th in college basketball. They are getting an assist 15.0 times per game (71st in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per game. The Razorbacks are ranked 183rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 70.3. They are forcing their opponents into 15.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (61st in college basketball). The Arkansas defense allows 31.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (185 of 585) and their opposition makes 67.8% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 11.9 dimes and 36.0 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 96th and 238th in D-1.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Arkansas Razorbacks walked away with a victory by a final of 101-73 when they played the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Razorbacks pulled down 33 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive boards for a total of 37 in this game. They gave up possession 15 times, while getting 10 steals for the matchup. The Gamecocks committed 14 fouls in the matchup which got the Razorbacks to the free throw line for 13 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throws for a clip of 92.3%. With regard to shots from distance, Arkansas made 15 of 33 tries (45.5%). When all was said and done, the Razorbacks finished shooting 37 for 67 from the field which had them shooting 55.2%. The Razorbacks allowed the Gamecocks to bury 27 out of 72 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 37.5% in this game. They finished the game shooting 26.1% from three-point range by shooting 6 out of 23 and ended up shooting 13 of 23 from the free throw line (56.5%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Arkansas permitted South Carolina to grab 36 in all (11 on the offensive glass).
Moses Moody ended up having an impact for the Razorbacks in the game. He converted 10 of 15 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and had 7 rebounds. Moody earned 28 points in his 34 mins of playing time and totaled 2 assists in the game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Arkansas was Justin Smith. He walked away with 2 dimes in 34 mins on the hardwood, and he put in 8 out of 12 from the floor. Smith wrapped this one up going 66.7% from the floor in addition to totaling 22 points and 8 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas A&M (+15)
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