Penn State vs. Texas A&M Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Texas A&M is favored in this game, as the Aggies are getting odds of -9.5 points against Penn State. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 139.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will air live on ESPN2.
Penn State is off to a 5-0 start this season following an 85-54 win over Pittsburgh on Monday night as a 10-point favorite. The Nittany Lions are 3-0 against the spread this season as well. Penn State is scoring 80.2 points per game this season while allowing 61.6 per contest. Tony Carr is averaging 19 points, 5.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game this year, but he is listed as day-to-day with an ankle injury. Lamar Stevens is adding 13.8 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest.
Texas A&M is coming off a 72-55 win over Oklahoma State on Monday. The Aggies are 3-0 on the season and 2-1 against the spread. Texas A&M is putting up 81.3 points per game this season while allowing 61.7 per contest. DJ Hogg is leading the team with 20.3 points and 4 assists per game while Robert Williams put up 11 points and 11 rebounds in Monday’s contest.
Texas A&M has won its last two meetings with Penn State, but the Nittany Lions are 1-0-1 against the spread in those two games. However, Penn State is 0-3-1 against the spread in its last 4 against SEC opponents and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games against a winning team. Carr won’t be at 100 percent for Penn State if he is able to play, which should hurt their scoring production. The public betting is heavily behind Texas A&M in this one and I am with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS A&M -9.5