Texas A&M Aggies vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 1/31/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
Bud Walton Arena is the site where the Arkansas Razorbacks (14-7) will take on the Texas A&M Aggies (15-6) on Tuesday.
The Texas A&M Aggies faced Vanderbilt and went home with a win by a final score of 72-66 in their last contest. Texas A&M wrapped up the game with a 44.9% FG percentage (22 of 49) and buried 5 of 19 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Aggies converted 23 of their 36 tries for a percentage of 63.9%. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they earned 37 with 12 of them being offensive. They also recorded 12 dimes in this game in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 4 steals. When talking about defending, Texas A&M allowed the other team to go 39.7% from the field on 23 out of 58 shooting. Vanderbilt distributed 16 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Vanderbilt snagged 27 rebounds (10 offensive, 17 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Vanderbilt finished 72.7% at the free throw line by burying 8 of 11 attempts. They made 12 out of their 32 attempts from distance. When discussing fouls, the Aggies ended up walking away with 14 and Vanderbilt accumulated 24 fouls.
Henry Coleman is a guy who played a role for this contest. He scored 18 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He played for 36 mins played and pulled down 6 rebounds. He finished 66.7% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game.
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Texas A&M will play this game with a win-loss record of 15-6 for the year. They cough up possession 12.6 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 18.9 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Texas A&M is pulling in 36.9 rebounds per game and has racked up 279 assists for the season, which is 227th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Aggies are hitting 31.5% on three-point shots (129 of 410) and 74.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 74.6 pts per game (119th in D-1) while connecting on 45.2% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Aggies have forced 14.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 20.2 fouls. They are conceding 33.9% on 3-point attempts and they are 80th in college hoops in points per game allowed (66.0). The Aggies are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.7% (451 of 1,135) and they relinquish 31.1 boards per contest as a team. They are ranked 158th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 271 surrendered this year.
The last time they took the court, the Arkansas Razorbacks went home defeated by a final of 67-64 when they faced Baylor. The Razorbacks earned 22 defensive boards and 10 offensive rebounds totaling 32 for this game. They also coughed up the ball 14 times, while earning 4 steals in the game. Baylor committed 19 fouls for the matchup which got the Razorbacks to the free throw line for a total of 11 shots. They were able to make 6 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 54.5%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Arkansas buried 4 of their 14 tries (28.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Razorbacks shot 27 out of 53 from the floor which had them at 50.9%. The Razorbacks allowed Baylor to convert 20 out of their 59 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 33.9% for the matchup. They went 33.3% from beyond the arc via 6 out of 18 and ended up going 21 of 24 from the free throw line (87.5%). With respect to team rebounding, Arkansas permitted Baylor to pull down 29 overall (11 on the offensive side).
Ricky Council ended up being a factor for the Razorbacks for this game. He scored 25 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood and had 2 assists for the contest. He converted 10 out of 17 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 58.8%, and had 1 rebound.
Arkansas has a record of 14-7 this year. When it comes to offense, the Razorbacks are shooting 47.3% from the floor, which is ranked 47th in college basketball. Arkansas has tallied 1,565 pts for the year (74.5 per contest) and they collect 36.2 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 13.3 times per game (183rd in college basketball) and they cough up possession 13.3 times per contest. The Razorbacks commit 19.0 fouls every game while shooting 69.8% from the free throw line.
The Razorbacks defensively are ranked 67th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 65.1. They are able to force 15.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the floor (66th in Division 1). The Arkansas defense gives up 31.1% on 3-point attempts (115 of 370) and opponents are connecting on 70.8% of their foul shots. They give up 9.6 dimes and 31.5 boards every game, ranking them 15th and 50th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas A&M
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