Northern Kentucky vs. Texas A&M Pick
Will No. 8 Texas A&M be able to roll past Northern Kentucky when these two meet up tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Texas A&M is the favorite at home, as the Aggies are getting odds of -11.5 points against Northern Kentucky. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 146.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Reed Arena in College Station, Texas and it will air on the SEC Network.
Texas A&M is coming off a 113-66 win over Savannah State to improve to 9-1 on the season. The Aggies are 4-3 against the spread, but they have yet to cover in a lined home game. Texas A&M is averaging 82.6 points per game on offense while giving up 64.2 per game on defense. DJ Hogg is averaging 15.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game while Tyler Davis is adding 13.7 points and 8 rebounds per contest. Admon Gilder has been scoring 12.7 points per game, but is out with a knee injury.
Northern Kentucky is coming off a 76-75 loss to UMBC to fall to 7-4 on the season. The Norse are 6-2 against the spread, covering in two of their last three lined games. Northern Kentucky is averaging 79.3 points per game on offense while allowing 69.7 per contest. Drew McDonald is averaging 16.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game to lead Northern Kentucky while Carson Williams is adding 15.5 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
These two have no recent meetings to consider. The loss of Gilder should hurt A&M somewhat, but the Aggies have a lot of other talent to work with. Northern Kentucky is has been able to win games, but the Norse are in over their head tonight. The public betting is strong with Texas A&M and I think the Aggies will have too much fire power for Northern Kentucky to deal with.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: TEXAS A&M -11.5