Texas A&M vs. LSU - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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LSU Tigers (11-4) at Texas A&M Aggies (8-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Reed Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies +6.5 -- Over/Under: 127
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The LSU Tigers and Texas A&M Aggies meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Reed Arena.
The LSU Tigers look for a win to build on their four-game winning streak. The LSU Tigers are averaging 79.3 points on 48.4 percent shooting and allowing 67.5 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Skylar Mays is averaging 15.8 points and 4.6 rebounds while Emmitt Williams is averaging 13.4 points and 6.7 rebounds. Trendon Watford is the third double-digit scorer and Darius Days is grabbing 8.5 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 30.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 33.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The LSU Tigers have split their first two road games.
The Texas A&M Aggies look for a win after winning five of their last six games. The Texas A&M Aggies are averaging 58.6 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 59.6 points on 37.6 percent shooting. Josh Nebo is averaging 11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds while Savion Flagg is averaging 10.9 points and 4.8 rebounds. Wendell Mitchell is dishing 1.5 assists and Jay Jay Chandler is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Texas A&M Aggies are shooting 23.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.8 percent from the free throw line. The Texas A&M Aggies are allowing 27.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Texas A&M Aggies have won five straight home games.
The Tigers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Tuesday games, 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games as a road favorite and 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Aggies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games as an underdog, 2-7 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 20-7 in Tigers last 27 road games. The under is 20-6 in Aggies last 26 overall. The home team is 13-5 ATS in the last 18 meetings. The favorite is 8-2 ATS in the last 10 meetings.
The LSU Tigers have proven themselves as one of the better teams in the SEC and are consistent no matter where they play. The Texas A&M Aggies have picked things up over the last week or so, and that includes allowing 34.1 percent shooting from the field and 22.8 percent shooting from deep in their last five games. Texas A&M has the ability to make this an ugly game where defense is king and the game is decided in the final minutes. I'll take my chances with the Aggies and the free points at home.