Washington State Cougars vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 3/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Washington State Cougars vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Location: Madison Square Garden in New York, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Washington State (+1)
Madison Square Garden is the site where the Texas A&M Aggies (26-12) will take on the Washington State Cougars (22-14) on Tuesday. Texas A&M opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The total has been set at 136.
The Washington State Cougars took the court against BYU and notched a win by a score of 77-58 in their last game. Washington State ended the contest having earned a 43.9% field goal percentage (29 out of 66) and converted 9 out of their 27 shots from beyond the arc. At the charity stripe, the Cougars converted 10 of 15 tries for a rate of 66.7%. Pertaining to getting rebounds, they earned a total of 33 with 11 of them being offensive. They also distributed 11 assists for the matchup while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 11 steals. When talking about defending, Washington State allowed the other team to go 41.1% from the floor on 23 of 56 shooting. BYU recorded 12 dimes and had 3 steals in this game. Furthermore, BYU grabbed 34 rebounds (8 offensive, 26 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. BYU walked away from this one shooting 60.0% at the charity stripe by making 9 of their 15 shots. They also knocked down 3 out of their 20 tries from 3-point range. When it comes to fouls, the Cougars ended up with 19 while BYU finished the game with 17 fouls.
Michael Flowers is one player who was a major factor in this game. He accounted for 27 points on 11 out of 20 shooting. He played 35 mins and grabbed 2 rebounds. He finished shooting 55.0% from the field and dished out 5 assists.
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Washington State heads into this contest with a mark of 22-14 on the year. They average 71.9 pts per contest (154th in D-1) while hitting 40.7% from the field. The Cougars are hitting 33.8% on shots from beyond the arc (324 of 960) and 75.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Washington State is grabbing 37.1 rebounds per game and has accounted for 405 assists for the year, which ranks 190th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 11.1 times per contest and as a group they are committing 17.4 personal fouls per contest.
Defensively, the Cougars have forced 14.0 turnovers per game and they draw 17.8 personal fouls. They give up 30.9% on 3-point shots and they are ranked 45th in college hoops in points per game allowed (64.7). The Cougars defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 41.3% (827 of 2,002) and they surrender 35.1 rebounds per game as a group. They are currently ranked 159th in college hoops in allowing assists with 398 relinquished on the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Texas A&M Aggies took home the win by a final score of 67-52 against Wake Forest. Regarding attacking the glass, Texas A&M permitted Wake Forest to snag 35 in total (6 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 22.2% from behind the 3-point line via 6 out of 27 and ended up shooting 10 out of 16 from the free throw line (62.5%). The Aggies permitted Wake Forest to bury 18 of 53 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 34.0% in the matchup. In all, the Aggies shot 24 for 61 from the field which had them shooting 39.3%. In terms of three-point attempts, Texas A&M buried 5 out of 23 attempts (21.7%). They were able to knock down 14 of them for a clip of 58.3%. Wake Forest committed 19 fouls in this matchup which got the Aggies to the charity stripe for a total of 24 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 14 steals in the game. The Aggies recorded 28 defensive boards and 9 offensive boards totaling 37 in this contest.
Wade Taylor IV pitched in for the Aggies in this game. He converted 5 of 9 for this game for a field goal rate of 55.6%, and accounted for 3 rebounds. He scored 12 points in his 26 mins on the court and had 3 dimes in this game.
Texas A&M has a mark of 26-12 for the year. As an offensive team, the Aggies are shooting 44.2% from the floor, which is ranked 157th in the country. Texas A&M has earned 2,764 pts on the season (72.7 per contest) and they snag 35.5 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.7 times per contest (126th in the country) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per contest. The Aggies commit 17.5 personal fouls per game and they connect on 70.3% from the charity stripe.
The Texas A&M defense gives up 31.8% on shots from distance (256 of 806) and their opponents are making 72.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 14.9 assists and 34.7 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 324th and 181st in college hoops. The Aggies defensively are ranked 84th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 66.2. They are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 41.4% from the floor (78th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Texas A&M (-1)
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