Texas A&M Aggies vs Missouri Tigers Prediction, 2/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs Missouri Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2023
Location: Mizzou Arena in Columbia, MO
The Missouri Tigers (19-7) will compete against the Texas A&M Aggies (19-7) at Mizzou Arena on Saturday.
The Texas A&M Aggies took the court against Arkansas and went home with a win by a final score of 62-56 in their last game. When discussing personal fouls, the Aggies ended up walking away with 20 and Arkansas recorded 23 personal fouls. They converted 5 of their 16 shots from 3-point range. Arkansas finished the game shooting 50.0% when shooting free throws by burying 7 of their 14 shots. On top of that, Arkansas pulled down 29 rebounds (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't notch a rejection. Arkansas doled out 17 assists and had 4 steals in this game. In regard to defending, Texas A&M allowed 44.0% from the field on 22 of 50 shooting. They also recorded 9 dimes in this matchup as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When it comes to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 35 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. When they shot from the free throw line, the Aggies converted 18 of 22 tries for a percentage of 81.8%. Texas A&M finished with a 35.2% FG percentage (19 out of 54) and made 6 of their 12 three-point shots.
Wade Taylor is a guy who had an impact for the game. He walked away with 18 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 33 minutes and also totaled 3 boards. He walked away from this one shooting 40.0% from the floor and dished out 4 dimes.
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Texas A&M enters this contest with a mark of 19-7 for the year. They are giving up possession 11.9 times per contest and as a squad they commit 18.8 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Texas A&M is collecting 37.1 boards per contest and has accumulated 343 assists on the year, which ranks 185th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Aggies are shooting 32.9% on three-point shots (162 of 492) and 74.8% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 74.5 points per game (119th in the country) on 44.5% from the floor.
On defense, the Aggies are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers every game while drawing 20.5 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 33.1% on 3-pointers and they are 76th in the country in points per game allowed (66.1). The Aggies defense is allowing a FG percentage of 40.3% (570 of 1,414) and they concede 31.6 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 193rd in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 336 surrendered this year.
The last time they took the court, the Missouri Tigers took a loss by a final score of 89-56 against Auburn. With respect to cleaning the glass, Missouri permitted Auburn to collect 48 in total (16 on the offensive glass). They went 50.0% from behind the 3-point line via 9 out of 18 and ended up shooting 16 of 20 from the free throw line (80.0%). The Tigers allowed Auburn to make 32 out of 66 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 48.5% for this contest. When all was said and done, the Tigers finished 18 out of 57 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 31.6%. When talking about shooting from distance, Missouri converted 5 of 22 tries (22.7%). They were able to knock down 15 of them for a clip of 83.3%. Auburn was called for 19 fouls for this contest which got the Tigers to the free throw line for 18 shots. They also turned it over 15 times, while earning 6 steals for this game. The Tigers were able to collect 18 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 25 for this contest.
Sean East ended up being a factor for the Tigers for this contest. He racked up 14 points in his 32 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 1 assist in this game. He made 5 of 13 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 38.5%, and tallied 4 rebounds.
Missouri has a win-loss mark of 19-7 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Tigers are connecting on 47.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 38th in the country. Missouri has totaled 2,109 points for the year (81.1 per game) and they pull down 30.8 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 16.7 times per game (15th in the country) and they cough up possession 11.6 times per game. The Tigers are committing 18.7 personal fouls every game and they hit 75.8% from the free throw line.
The Tigers on defense are ranked 331st in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 75.7. They have forced 17.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.6% from the floor (256th in college basketball). The Missouri defense gives up 35.8% on three-point shots (231 of 646) and opponents are making 73.6% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 14.7 dimes and 37.8 rebounds per game, which ranks them 320th and 341st in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Texas A&M
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