Aggies vs. Wildcats Prediction
The 18th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats lost their Southeastern Conference opener on the road over the weekend and now look to get back on the winning track at home tonight versus the Texas A&M Aggies. Is Kentucky a good bet to bounce back?
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Rupp Arena at 7PM ET
Compare odds from multiple different online sportsbooks and shop for the best lines at our College Basketball Odds & Betting Page
Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wildcats are a 14-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 147.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 72 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Kentucky. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Aggies edged by Razorbacks
Texas A&M dropped to 6-6 overall and 0-1 in SEC play Saturday night via a 73-71 home defeat versus Arkansas. T.J. Starks paced the Aggies with 23 points 8-of-18 shooting including 2-of-7 from 3-point range plus 5-of-8 at the free throw line. He also contributed five assists and two rebounds. Savion Flagg added 20 points along with 15 boards and two assists. Texas A&M trailed 32-31 at halftime and shot 25-of-61 from the floor, 5-of-24 on 3-point tries and 16-of-25 at the charity stripe.
Wildcats upset at Crimson Tide
Kentucky had its three-game winning streak snapped as it fell 77-75 at Alabama Saturday in its SEC opener. The Wildcats (10-3, 0-1) were outscored 39-35 in the second half of the defeat. P.J. Washington paced Kentucky with 15 points on 4-of-10 shooting plus 7-of-8 at the free throw line. He also pulled down seven rebounds. Keldon Johnson tallied 13 points, seven boards, four assists and three steals. Reid Travis had 12 points and six caroms. Ashton Hagans registered 12 points to go with six assists, three rebounds and three steals. Tyler Herro added 12 points and three boards. Kentucky shot 28-of-65 from the floor, 5-of-18 from 3-point range and 14-of-17 from the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Aggies are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games versus the SEC. Texas A&M is 1-5 ATS in its last six Tuesday games.
The Wildcats are 7-2 ATS in their last nine games versus the SEC. Kentucky is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games overall.
This spread started at -12.5 before going up to 14. It had more appeal at the original number, but here I have interest in Texas A&M. Kentucky has been streaky this season and this might be a case where it goes through the motions and gets the win against a lesser opponent, but doesn't blow them out of the water. The Aggies played Arkansas tough and might be turning a corner as they get into SEC play.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS A&M +14