Texas A&M vs. Kentucky Pick
Can No. 21 Kentucky add to Texas A&M’s recent woes when the two collide tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Kentucky is favored in this game, as the Wildcats are getting odds of -6.5 points against Texas A&M. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 144 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky and will air live on ESPN.
Texas A&M is off to an 0-3 start in the SEC following a 69-68 loss at home to LSU. The Aggies are now 11-4 overall and 5-7 against the spread. A&M is just 1-5 ATS in its last six lined games. Texas A&M is averaging 78 points per game while allowing 66.9 per contest. The Aggies could be without both Admon Gilder and Duane Wilson, who are battling knee injuries. They combined for 25 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists per game. DJ Hogg is leading the team right now with 14.4 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest.
Kentucky is coming off a 76-65 loss at Tennessee this past weekend to snap a three-game win streak. The Wildcats are now 12-3 overall, 2-1 in the SEC and 7-8 against the spread. Kentucky is putting up 78.9 points per game this season while allowing 69.6 per game on defense. Kevin Knox is leading Kentucky with 14 points and 5.9 rebounds per game while Hamidou Diallo is adding 13.7 points and 4.9 rebounds per game.
Kentucky has won and covered in three straight meetings with Texas A&M and I see another cover tonight. The Aggies are a little banged up and have struggled offensively on the road. Kentucky is not a consistent team, but the Wildcats have bounced back pretty well from losses. Following their last loss to UCLA, the Wildcats destroyed Louisville by 29 at home. The public betting is split for this game, but I will take Kentucky to roll.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: KENTUCKY -6.5