Kentucky Wildcats face Texas A&M Aggies: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats
Kentucky Wildcats vs Texas A&M Aggies Odds
College basketball wagering interest will be high on Saturday when the Wildcats of Kentucky hit the hard court against the Aggies of Texas A&M.
Texas A&M will face the 12-8 Wildcats, who own a 10-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Aggies are 2-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wildcats are 6-12 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Texas A&M sat as 7.5-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 92 (Aggies) and the No. 17 (Wildcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 79-69 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Wildcats rank No. 23 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.5 per game. That compares with Texas A&M’s No. 216 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Texas A&M is college basketball's No. 283-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Wildcats rate No. 210 with 5.8 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Kentucky owns the country's No. 101-rated mark, allowing 66.1 points per game on the highway. Texas A&M, on the other hand, rates No. 275 in scoring at home.
Kentucky won its last outing, an 87-74 result against Mississippi on January 29. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Kyle Wiltjer scored 26 points for Kentucky on Tuesday, leading the Wildcats to an 87-74 win over Mississippi at Tad Smith Coliseum.
Texas A&M was a 55-49 winner in its last match on the road against Mississippi State. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Texas A&M got 17 points from Fabyon Harris en route to a 55-49 victory over Mississippi State on Wednesday at Humphrey Coliseum.
Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing South Carolina are 7-3
After playing Mississippi are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Texas A&M Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Missouri are 8-2
After playing Mississippi State are 1-0
After a win are 6-4
A few Wildcats at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Kentucky's last 21 games on the road
Kentucky is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas A&M's last 5 games
Texas A&M is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
Texas A&M is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Kentucky home to South Carolina, Tuesday, February 5
Texas A&M home to Missouri, Thursday, February 7