Alabama Crimson Tide vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 3/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2023
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
The Alabama Crimson Tide (26-4) are on their way to Reed Arena on Saturday where they will play the Texas A&M Aggies (22-8).
The Alabama Crimson Tide took the court against Auburn and walked away with a win by a score of 90-85 in their last contest. In reference to personal fouls, the Crimson Tide ended up walking away with 20 and Auburn totaled 29 personal fouls. They made 12 of their 20 attempts from 3-point land. Auburn went 62.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of 24 tries. Furthermore, Auburn had 34 rebounds (9 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Auburn distributed 13 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. In regard to the defense, Alabama let their opponent shoot 46.0% from the floor on 29 out of 63 shooting. They also dished out 16 assists for the contest while forcing the other team into 17 turnovers and having 10 steals. In reference to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 32 with 12 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Crimson Tide made 24 of their 31 tries for a rate of 77.4%. Alabama walked away from the contest with a 43.9% FG percentage (29 of 66) and knocked down 8 of their 31 shots from distance.
Jahvon Quinerly is a guy who was a major factor for the contest. He finished the game shooting 58.3% from the floor and earned 6 assists. He was on the court for 36 minutes and pulled down 2 rebounds. He ended up with 24 points on 7 of 12 shooting.
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Alabama heads into this one with a record of 26-4 so far this season. They average 83.6 pts per game (4th in D-1) while connecting on 45.2% from the floor. The Crimson Tide are hitting 34.5% on shots beyond the perimeter (302 of 876) and 72.5% from the free throw line. As a team, Alabama is snagging 44.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 453 dimes on the season, which is 56th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 14.2 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.8 fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Crimson Tide are able to force 12.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 20.8 fouls. They surrender 28.5% on three-point shots while they are 172nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (69.6). The Crimson Tide defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 37.8% (736 of 1,946) and they surrender 37.3 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 36th in D-1 in giving up assists with 312 surrendered so far this year.
For their last game, the Texas A&M Aggies walked away with a victory by a final of 69-61 when they faced Ole Miss. In the matter of team rebounding, Texas A&M permitted Ole Miss to get 32 in total (10 offensive). They finished shooting 41.4% from distance by shooting 12 of 29 and walked away from this one shooting 5 of 9 from the free throw line (55.6%). The Aggies allowed Ole Miss to bury 22 out of 59 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 37.3% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Aggies finished 25 out of 66 from the field which had them shooting 37.9%. In regard to shooting from 3-point land, Texas A&M converted 5 of their 22 tries (22.7%). They were able to make 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 70.0%. Ole Miss committed 14 fouls in the game which took the Aggies to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They also coughed up the ball 3 times, while getting 11 steals for the matchup. The Aggies recorded 24 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 38 in this matchup.
Tyrece Radford ended up being a factor for the Aggies for the game. He earned 13 points in his 36 mins of playing time and accounted for 4 dimes in the matchup. He converted 5 out of 20 in this contest for a field goal rate of 25.0%, and added 7 rebounds.
Texas A&M has a record of 22-8 for the year. The Aggies have committed 18.5 fouls per game and they connect on 75.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.9 times per game (196th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 12.2 times per contest. Texas A&M has scored 2,206 points for the campaign (73.5 per game) and they pull down 36.9 rebounds per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Aggies are shooting 43.9% from the floor, which is ranked 223rd in the country.
The Texas A&M defense concedes 32.8% on 3-point attempts (244 of 744) and their opposition knocks down 70.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have allowed 13.3 dimes and 31.7 boards every game, which ranks 220th and 49th in college hoops. The Aggies on the defensive side of the court are 63rd in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 65.7. They are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.3% from the floor (23rd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Alabama
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