Texas A&M Aggies vs Kansas State Wildcats Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs Kansas State Wildcats
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M (-2)
Bramlage Coliseum is the site where and the Kansas State Wildcats (5-12) will take on the Texas A&M Aggies (7-7) on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Texas A&M as 2-point favorites. The over/under is set at 124.5.
Texas A&M enters this one with a win-loss record of 7-7 on the season. They turn it over 15.9 times per game and as a unit they commit 17.1 fouls every game. As a team, Texas A&M is pulling down 33.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 167 assists so far this year, which has them ranked 207th in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Aggies are connecting on 29.6% on shots from distance (90 of 304) and 71.1% from the charity stripe. They average 63.1 points per game (322nd in college hoops) on 41.7% from the field. On the defensive end, the Aggies have forced 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 fouls. The Aggies defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 44.6% (329 of 738) and they relinquish 31.8 rebounds per game as a group. They are 317th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 230 conceded for the year. They are giving up 33.8% from 3-point land while they are 65th in D-1 in PPG allowed (65.4).
The Texas A&M Aggies stepped onto the hardwood against the LSU Tigers and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 78-66 in their last contest. Texas A&M wrapped up the game having earned a 35.8% FG percentage (24 out of 67) and made 12 of their 38 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Aggies buried 6 of 9 shots for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they earned 35 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 12 assists for the matchup while having 3 steals and 2 rejections. In the matter of the defense, Texas A&M allowed the other team to shoot 35.8% from the field on 24 out of 67 shooting. LSU earned 22 dimes and had 5 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Tigers totaled 33 rebounds (7 offensive, 26 defensive) and added 2 rejections. LSU went 90.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 18 of their 20 attempts. They also converted 10 out of their 29 shots from distance.
Quenton Jackson is one player who was a major contributor in this game. He left the arena with 8 points on 2 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 17 mins and snagged 3 boards. Jackson ended up shooting 28.6% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. An additional guy that was a factor in the matchup for the Aggies was Andre Gordon. He grabbed 2 rebounds and also totaled 2 dimes. He finished the game at 16.7% from the floor in this contest via 1-of-6 (3 points). When this game wrapped up, Gordon played 18 minutes.
Kansas State has a record of 5-12 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Wildcats are hitting on 42.2% from the floor, which is ranked 271st in the nation. Kansas State has 1,073 pts this year (63.1 per game) and they grab 32.3 rebounds per contest. They are earning an assist 13.6 times per game (160th in the nation) and they are losing possession via turnover 15.6 times per contest. The Wildcats commit 17.3 personal fouls every game and they hit 66.9% from the charity stripe. The Wildcats on the defensive side of the court are 264th in college hoops in points given up per game with 74.1. The Kansas State defense gives up 38.8% on 3-point attempts (148 of 381) and their opponents are converting on 71.7% of their free throw attempts. They relinquish 14.9 dimes and 32.0 rebounds every game, which ranks them 295th and 61st in college basketball. They have forced 13.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 48.5% from the field (334th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Kansas State Wildcats took a loss by a final score of 107-59 when they played the Baylor Bears. The Wildcats recorded 18 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 23 for this game. They blocked 2 shots while recording 8 steals in the game. The Bears were called for 20 fouls for the contest which got the Wildcats to the free throw line for 24 shots. They were able to convert 18 of the free throws for a rate of 75.0%. In regard to shots from distance, Kansas State buried 5 out of their 21 attempts (23.8%). Overall, the Wildcats went 18 for 52 from the field which had them at 34.6%. The Wildcats allowed the Bears to convert 41 of 71 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 57.7% for this contest. They shot 60.7% from distance by going 17 of 28 and ended up going 8 of 11 at the charity stripe (72.7%). Regarding cleaning the glass, Kansas State permitted Baylor to collect 41 in all (13 offensive).
Nijel Pack was important for the Wildcats for the game. He knocked down 3 out of 10 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 30.0%, which got him 11 points. Pack collected 5 rebounds in his 32 mins played and earned 5 assists in this matchup. One more player who came through for Kansas State was Davion Bradford. He was able to score 7 points in 13 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 out of 6 shooting for this game. Bradford ended the game having shot 50.0% from the field and also earning 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas A&M (-2)
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