NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Aggies underdogs vs Wildcats at Kentucky
Texas A&M Aggies vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats will try to cover the spread at Rupp Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the Texas A&M Aggies in NCAA basketball action.
The Wildcats bring a 10-4 record (5-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-3 Aggies, who are 4-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Kentucky go 5-5 so far and the Aggies go 1-6.
The Wildcats were listed as 15-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Wildcats sit at No. 25 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Aggies sit at No. 99 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Wildcats will win this game 83-73.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Kentucky's No. 34-rated squad against Texas A&M's No. 199-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Kentucky rates No. 181 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 270 nationally with 5.1 per match.
Defensively, Texas A&M features the nation's No. 40-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.5 points per game. Kentucky, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 nationally in scoring at home.
Texas A&M was a 69-51 winner in its last match at home against Arkansas. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Aggies got 17 points from Fabyon Harris as Texas A&M ran past Arkansas 69-51 on Wednesday at Reed Arena.
Kentucky was a 60-58 winner in its last match on the road against Vanderbilt. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. Ryan Harrow scored 16 points leading the Wildcats to a 60-58 victory over Vanderbilt at Memorial Gymnasium on Thursday.
Texas A&M Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Florida are 1-0
After playing Arkansas are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Tennessee are 8-2
After playing Vanderbilt are 10-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Aggies at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Texas A&M's last 15 games on the road
Texas A&M is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Texas A&M is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kentucky is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Texas A&M home to Florida, Thursday, January 17
Kentucky home to Tennessee, Tuesday, January 15