Texas A&M at Wisconsin: 11/22/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Wisconsin Badgers (2-1) vs Texas A&M Aggies (4-0)
Game Info: Monday, November 22, 2021 at 2:00 pm (Michelob Ultra Arena)
Betting Odds: Wisconsin Badgers -2 -- Over/Under: 121.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Texas A&M Aggies & Wisconsin Badgers will square off at Michelob Ultra Arena in the 1st round of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational this Monday afternoon.
The Texas A&M Aggies improved to 4-0 on the season after defeating the Houston Baptist Huskies, 73-39, this past Wednesday. Texas A&M was outstanding defensively against Houston Baptist and had no trouble securing the victory after an 22-0 run to start the 2nd half gave the Aggies a 57-21 lead with 11:30 left in regulation. Texas A&M shot 46.7% from the field & 40.0% from beyond the arc while holding Houston Baptist to just 26.5% from the field & 20.0% from beyond the arc. Texas A&M outrebounded Houston Baptist by a 43-26 margin and won the turnover battle by a 22-16 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Aggies was Aaron Cash who had a double-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist, & 2 steals in 16 minutes from off the bench.
On the season, Texas A&M is averaging 76.0 ppg on 43.9% shooting from the field. The Aggies are averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game on 35.7% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Texas A&M has been led by Henry Coleman III (12.5 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.0 spg, 1.0 bpg), Tyrece Radford (11.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.0 spg), Quenton Jackson (10.8 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 2.0 apg, 1.3 spg), & Marcus Williams (10.8 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensively, Texas A&M is holding their opponents to an average of 57.5 ppg on 39.7% shooting from the field. The Aggies have a rebound margin of 4.8 and a turnover margin of 5.5.
The Wisconsin Badgers dropped to 2-1 on the season after being defeated by the Providence Friars, 63-58, this past Monday night. Wisconsin struggled offensively against the Providence defense and could not fight back after the Friars took a 55-42 lead. Wisconsin shot just 32.8% from the field & 18.5% from beyond the arc while allowing Providence to shoot 40.7% from the field & 36.4% from beyond the arc. Wisconsin won the turnover battle by a 15-7 margin, however, was outrebounded by Providence by a 44-35 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Badgers was Brad Davison who had 25 points, 7 rebounds, & 3 steals.
On the season, Wisconsin is averaging 70.3 ppg on 38.2% shooting from the field. The Badgers are averaging 6.7 three-pointers per game on 28.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Wisconsin has been led by Brad Davidson (16.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.3 apg, 2.0 spg), Johnny Davis (15.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 3.5 apg, 1.5 spg), Stephen Crowl (11.0 ppg, 6.3 rpg), & Tyler Wahl (7.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.3 bpg).
Defensively, Wisconsin is holding their opponents to an average of 51.7 ppg on 35.1% shooting from the field. The Badgers have a rebound margin of 9.0 and a turnover margin of 4.7.
Under is 13-6 in the Aggies last 19 games and 5-0 in the Aggies last 5 game played on a Monday. Under is 10-2 in the Badgers last 12 games following a ATS loss.
Texas A&M has gotten out to a solid 4-0 start, however, the Aggies really haven’t played anyone that difficult and needed double-OT to dispose of Abilene Christian at home. Wisconsin is a solid team defensively , but as we saw against Providence, this team is going to struggle to score the basketball this season. I expect both teams to struggle offensively in this one as Texas A&M hasn’t seen a defense like Wisconsin yet this season while the Badgers currently rank just 311 in FG% & t-277th in 3P-FG% and although this total is low, I think they will still stay under. Good Luck!