Texas A&M vs Kentucky Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/15/24

Kentucky (23-8) vs Texas A&M (18-13)

Game Info: Friday, March 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

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The Kentucky Wildcats and Texas A&M Aggies will meet in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament this Friday in Nashville from the Bridgestone Arena on the SEC Network. Kentucky enters as 5.5-point favorites, with the total hovering 160.5. Stay tuned for our Texas A&M vs Kentucky Prediction. 

Texas A&M Aggies Preview

Texas A&M moved to 19-13 after defeating Ole Miss in the first round, 80-71. The Aggies outscored the Rebels in both halves to advance, and they’ll attempt to keep their bubble hopes alive with a win here over UK.  A&M is scoring 73.4 points per game, on 39.7% shooting, while allowing 68.9 and they’re 7-3 over their previous ten games. 

Texas A&M Team Profile

  • Junior guard Wade Taylor IV leads A&M in scoring (19.4) and assists (3.6).
  • Veteran guard Tyrece Radford has hit the 22-point mark in four of the previous five games, and he’s second on the team at 15.5 ppg, 
  • Senior forward Andersonn Garcia has grabbed 12 boards or more in three of the last four games, and he leads Texas A&M in rebounding (9.2), while scoring 6.0 ppg. 

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Kentucky Wildcats Preview

Kentucky improved to 23-8 after defeating Tennessee in Knoxville by four, 85-81. The Wildcats managed to edge the Volunteers out on the road, and they’ll attempt to bring that momentum into Nashville this weekend. UK is scoring 89.5 points per game, on 49.7% shooting, while allowing 73.9 ppg, and they’re 8-2 over their previous ten games. 

Kentucky Team Profile

  • Senior guard Antonio Reeves has scored 21 points or more in six of the last eight games, and he leads UK in scoring (19.7).
  • Freshman guard Rob Dillingham poured in a career-high 35 points in the shootout with Tennessee last weekend, and he’s averaging 15.5 ppg and a team-leading 4.1 apg.  
  • First-year guard Reed Sheppard went for a team-high 24 points in the Florida matchup, and he’s up to 12.0 ppg.  
  • Leading rebounder Tre Mitchell (12.3 ppg, 7.6 rpg) missed the Vanderbilt matchup, and his status should be monitored for this high stakes bout. 

Texas A&M vs Kentucky Trends

  • A&M is 14-17 against the spread, with a 18-13 O/U record
  • UK is 18-13 ATS, with a 22-9 over/under record.

Texas A&M vs Kentucky Prediction

Kentucky picked up a lot of steam to close the regular season, and I think that continues here against Texas A&M. The Aggies tailed off during conference play due to the depth of the SEC, and while they do have the defensive unit to compete, scoring with the Wildcats could prove to be troubling. The Under will be in play if A&M can slow this game down, but let’s back a surging Kentucky team, as they have a chance to do something special this March.

Corey’s Pick Kentucky TO COVER

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