Alcorn State Braves vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 3/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Alcorn State Braves vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Alcorn State (+21)
Reed Arena is where the Texas A&M Aggies (23-12) will take on the Alcorn State Braves (17-16) on Tuesday. Texas A&M opens this contest as 21-point favorites. The betting total comes in at 138.
The Alcorn State Braves faced off with Texas Southern and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 87-62 in their last game. In the matter of fouls, the Braves ended up walking away with 21 while Texas Southern had 21 fouls. They converted 4 of their 9 attempts from three-point range. Texas Southern ended up going 71.4% from the free throw line by making 15 of their 21 attempts. Moreover, Texas Southern grabbed 40 rebounds (7 offensive, 33 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Texas Southern dished out 13 dimes and had 4 steals for this game. In the matter of defense, Alcorn State allowed 55.7% from the floor on 34 out of 61 shooting. They also doled out 2 assists for this contest as well as forcing 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In reference to grabbing boards, they compiled 31 with 9 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Braves knocked down 22 of their 32 shots for a percentage of 68.8%. Alcorn State walked away from the game with a 28.3% FG percentage (17 of 60) and made 6 out of their 18 three-point attempts.
Justin Thomas is one player who was a contributor in this game. He accounted for 18 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He played for 31 mins played and pulled down 5 rebounds. He finished 50.0% from the field but finished the game without a dime.
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Alcorn State enters this contest with a record of 17-16 this season. They are averaging 66.7 points per game (291st in college basketball) while hitting 41.3% from the floor. The Braves are hitting 31.5% on three-point shots (178 of 565) and 69.4% from the free throw line. As a team, Alcorn State is snagging 35.8 boards per contest and has 336 dimes this season, which is 315th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 14.0 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 17.7 fouls every game.
On defense, the Braves are forcing their opponents into 13.2 turnovers every game and they draw 17.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 316th in D-1 in giving up assists with 457 surrendered this season. The Braves are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.7% (822 of 1,840) and they concede 34.3 rebounds per game as a team. They are surrendering 34.8% on 3-pointers and they are 232nd in D-1 in points per game allowed (71.0).
When they last played, the Texas A&M Aggies took a loss by a final score of 65-50 against Tennessee. The Aggies recorded 22 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards for a total of 31 in the game. They coughed up the ball 11 times, while earning 6 steals in this game. Tennessee was called for 14 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Aggies to the charity stripe for 18 tries. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 77.8%. In regard to shooting from downtown, Texas A&M knocked down 4 of 19 tries (21.1%). When the final whistle blew, the Aggies went 16 out of 51 from the field which had them sitting at 31.4%. The Aggies permitted Tennessee to knock down 22 of 56 attempts from the field which had them shooting 39.3% for this contest. They shot 42.9% from 3-point land via 12 of 28 and ended up shooting 9 of 14 at the free throw line (64.3%). In reference to rebounding, Texas A&M permitted Tennessee to pull down 37 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Henry Coleman was important for the Aggies in the game. He tallied 12 points in his 25 mins on the court, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He converted 5 out of 7 in this game for a field goal rate of 71.4%, and had 7 rebounds.
Texas A&M has a win-loss mark of 23-12 so far this year. The Aggies have committed 17.8 personal fouls per game and they go 69.7% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 13.8 times per contest (121st in the nation) and they are giving up possession 13.4 times per contest. Texas A&M has earned 2,548 pts for the season (72.8 per contest) and they grab 35.3 boards per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Aggies are shooting 44.3% from the field, which is ranked 158th in the country.
The Aggies on the defensive end are ranked 108th in college basketball in PPG given up with 66.9. They are able to force 17.1 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.8% from the field (104th in college basketball). The Texas A&M defense surrenders 32.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (239 of 742) and opponents are making 73.0% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 15.0 dimes and 34.6 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 327th and 176th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas A&M (-21)
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