The Kentucky Wildcats are out to maintain their impressive form when they take on fellow South Eastern Conference college basketball side, Texas A&M. The Wildcats have set the pace in the SEC standings with a record of 12-2 this season, having won all six of their previous matches. Tuesday night’s NCAA basketball game presents an opportunity for Kentucky to continue on a seven-game winning streak at the top after winning their last home game 65-59 against Florida.
They face a Texas A&M Aggies team that is also coming off a home win against Mississippi State in their last game. They are a team that is increasingly growing in confidence and look primed to feature in the NCAA tournament if they sustain the form they are on. Currently sitting on a record of 8-6 in the conference, they are a defensively sound team. Can they upset a Kentucky side on home court?
Kentucky vs Texas A&M Aggies NCAA Basketball Predictions
The Aggies aren’t really a bad team, especially when they turn out to defend the Reed Arena. They are 10-5 when playing at home and considering the recent run of results, they have what it takes to steal the game against Kentucky. Here’s what out computer NCAA basketball picks have identified as the most important statistics coming into the game.
The Aggie’s lead scorer, Josh Nebo, is averaging 11.9 points per game as well as 6.2 rebounds per game. He has the assistance of Savion Flagg who is close behind with an average of 10 points per game.
Texas’ shortcomings lie in their offensive output, averaging 62.7 points on 39.8% shooting on the field. They have shamefully low numbers behind the arc, averaging 27.6% from 3-point range.
Kentucky, on the other hand, is doing it big on both ends of the field. They are averaging 74.9 points per game on 46.1% shooting from the field. The 3-point range shooting could do with a little work, averaging from outside the 3-point line 32.7% from and 79.1% from the foul line.
The Wildcats guard, Immanuel Quickley is the player to watch, averaging 15.7 points per game and scoring at least 17 points in the last seven games. They are a team with a reasonably strong defense, only allowing 64.5 points per game on 40.4% shooting from the field. Their defense on the three-point line also needs work, letting in 31.7% shooting from 3-point range.
NCAAB Betting Lines
In numbers, Kentucky has a better head-to-head stat on their side and the sportsbooks peg them to stretch that even further. The Wildcats won 85-74 the last time the two sides met in the previous season. They will win this match too and move up from #8.
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