Texas A&M Aggies vs SMU Mustangs Prediction, 11/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs SMU Mustangs
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Location: Moody Coliseum in University Park, TX
The Texas A&M Aggies (2-0) are traveling to Moody Coliseum on Tuesday where they will play the SMU Mustangs (3-0).
The Texas A&M Aggies stepped onto the hardwood against Ohio State and went home with a win by a final score of 73-66 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Aggies finished with 18 while Ohio State racked up 21 fouls. They also buried 4 of 19 tries from three-point range. Ohio State walked away from this one shooting 58.8% at the free throw line by making 10 of their 17 shots. Furthermore, Ohio State snagged 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Ohio State dished out 11 assists and had 2 steals in the game. With regard to the defense, Texas A&M allowed their opponent to shoot 41.9% from the field on 26 of 62 shooting. They also recorded 8 dimes in the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 8 turnovers and getting 3 steals. Pertaining to rebounding, they collected a total of 41 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. At the free throw line, the Aggies made 16 of 23 shots for a rate of 69.6%. Texas A&M walked away from the contest with a 42.9% field goal percentage (27 out of 63) and made 3 of 18 three-point shots.
Tyrece Radford is someone who was a factor in this matchup. He walked away from this one shooting 47.1% from the field but had no assists at the end of the game. He saw the court for 34 mins played and also pulled down 5 rebounds. He was able to score 21 points on 8 of 17 shooting.
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Texas A&M will enter this game with a record of 2-0 for the campaign. They are averaging 75.5 points per contest (196th in Division 1) while connecting on 44.7% from the field. The Aggies are hitting 30.4% on shots from beyond the arc (14 of 46) and 67.5% from the free throw line. As a unit, Texas A&M is collecting 46.0 rebounds per contest and has racked up 29 assists on the season, which is 183rd in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 8.5 times per game and as a squad are committing 14.5 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Aggies have forced 9.0 turnovers every game while drawing 19.5 fouls. They are surrendering 17.0% on shots from downtown while they are 27th in the nation in opponents points per game (56.0). The Aggies defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 36.2% (42 of 116) and they concede 30.0 boards per game as a group. They rank 98th in the country in giving up assists with 20 conceded on the year.
For their last game, the SMU Mustangs got the win with a final of 78-67 against Lamar. With respect to rebounding, SMU permitted Lamar to pull down 29 in all (5 on the offensive glass). They finished shooting 40.0% from distance by connecting on 8 out of 20 and finished the game at 15 of 16 at the free throw line (93.8%). The Mustangs permitted Lamar to bury 22 of their 60 attempts from the floor which left them with a rate of 36.7% in this matchup. At the conclusion of this game, the Mustangs went 22 for 59 from the floor which had them shooting 37.3%. In terms of 3-point attempts, SMU buried 6 of 23 tries (26.1%). They were able to bury 28 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.7%. Lamar was called for 24 fouls in this matchup which got the Mustangs to the free throw line for a total of 38 attempts. They turned the ball over 12 times, while earning 9 steals for the contest. The Mustangs were able to snag 25 defensive boards and 15 offensive boards for a total of 40 in the matchup.
Chuck Harris ended up being a major contributor for the Mustangs for this game. He totaled 18 points in his 30 minutes of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist. He made 4 out of 9 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, and had 4 rebounds.
SMU has a record of 3-0 so far this season. As an offensive unit, the Mustangs are hitting on 42.8% from the field, which is 243rd in college basketball. SMU has accumulated 250 points for the campaign (83.3 per game) and they grab 47.0 boards per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 17.0 times per game (74th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 10.0 times per game. The Mustangs have committed 17.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 69.6% from the charity stripe.
The SMU defense concedes 26.2% from downtown (16 of 61) and opponents are converting on 66.1% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 14.7 dimes and 35.7 boards every game, which ranks 288th and 179th in college basketball. The Mustangs are ranked 71st in college basketball in points given up per game with 61.0. They are forcing 17.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 36.7% from the field (71st in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Texas A&M
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