Texas A&M Aggies vs. Florida Gators
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Florida Gators face off on Thursday in a SEC college basketball match up. The Gators are -10.5 point favorites over the Aggies with an over/under point total set at 122.5.
The Texas A&M Aggies have welcomed themselves to the SEC by winning their first two games as members including demolishing Kentucky by 12 points on Saturday in Lexington. Texas A&M has played the 68th ranked schedule in the nation and they have gone 9-1 at home thus far this season. As a team Texas A&M is averaging 66.7 points, 12.9 assists, and they are shooting 45.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.5 points, 12.7 assists, and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Elston Turner is averaging 17.1 points per game, Ray Turner is averaging 11.4 points and 6.5 rebounds, and Fabyon Harris is averaging 10.5 points. Texas A&M once again face a stiff challenge in this one.
The Florida Gators have won four in a row including the first two games on their SEC schedule. Florida is 3-1 on the road this season and they have played the 16th ranked schedule in the nation. Florida is ranked 10th in the nation and they are in a three way tie for first place in the SEC. As a team UF is averaging 73.6 points, 14.4 assists, and they are shooting 48.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 52 points, 9.8 assists, and their opponents are shooting 36.5 percent. Kenny Boynton is averaging 13.8 points, Mike Rosario is averaging 12.3 points, and Patric Young is averaging 11.1 points and 6.4 rebounds. Florida is looking like a team that can do big things this year but were disappointing in their two losses against Arizona and Kansas State.
Texas A&M is 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 home games, 8-2 against the spread against the SEC, and 9-4 against the spread in their last 13 home games against a team with a winning road record. Florida is 11-5 against the spread in their last 16 games overall, 14-4 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points, and 10-4 against the spread following a win.
The Aggies are getting just way too many points here in a game they have a chance to win outright and they are my pick here.
Texas A&M Aggies +10.5 Florida Gators