#8 Kentucky Wildcats (22-5) at Texas A&M Aggies (14-12)
NCAA Men's Basketball: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. (Reed Arena)
Line and Odds: Kentucky -6.5 -- Over/Under 129.5
Free NCAA Basketball Pick Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies
Kentucky goes down to College Station to face-off with the Texas A&M Aggies who are rolling right now on an SEC edition of Super Tuesday.
The Aggies are hot right now as they have won their last three games in a row. An NCAA tournament appearance isn’t necessarily out of the question if they can finish the season with three or four more quality victories. Texas A&M defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs their last time on the court 87-75. Josh Nebo led the scoring for A&M tallying 21 points on 8 of 11 shooting. Every starter on Aggies was able to eclipse double figures in the win.
Even though, the team is on a hot streak as of late Buzz William's squad is statistically at the bottom of offense in the country. The Aggies rank 335th in the nation at scoring averaging 62.65 points a contest. During the three-game winning streak, they are averaging over 78 points a game though. Senior Josh Nebo is shining right now as he has gone 17 for 23 from behind the arc during the streak. Nebo is the Aggie's leading scorer with 11.9 PPG.
Texas A&M on defense is a top 55 team in the country, allowing opponents to score just 64.54 points a game. Opponents are shooting 40.43% from the floor and 31.71% from the three-point range. The Aggies are a rare team in which they give up more points on average than they score themselves.
Coach Cal and company escaped with a close victory over the Florida Gators in Lexington their last appearance 65-59. It was tied for most of the game before coming down the stretch when Immanuel Quickley took it to another level. He had 26 points on 8 of 17 from the field and splashed in four threes.
The Wildcats dominate on offense, ranking in the top 85 teams in the country averaging 74.85 points a game. On the road, they are even better-ranking 29th in the country in scoring with 74.56 points a contest. Nick Richards leads the SEC in field goal % (65.6) and Ashton Hagans leads the league in assists with 6.5 a game.
On the defensive end, the Wildcats rely heavily on Ashton Hagans with his on-ball pressure. They rank in the top 76 teams in the country defensively giving up just 65.63 points a meeting. Kentucky is also a top 25 team at defending from the three-point line allowing opponents to shoot a measly 29.51% from behind the arc. Nick Richards is second in the SEC in blocks with 2.2 a game.
Cover the Spread 365 NCAA Basketball Betting Trends
- Texas A&M is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games.
- Aggies are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference.
- Texas A&M is 10-5 ATS in their last 15 games.
- Kentucky is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- Wildcats are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games.
- Kentucky is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against Texas A&M.
- Kentucky is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games on the road.
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