Texas A&M Aggies vs. Missouri Tigers
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Missouri Tigers face off on Thursday in SEC college basketball action. The Tigers are -4.5 point favorites over the Aggies with an over/under point total set at 129.
The Texas A&M Aggies have struggled recently and they have fallen to eighth place in the SEC standings. Texas A&M is 3-5 in the SEC, 9-4 at home this season, and they have played the 62nd ranked scxhedule in the country. As a team Texas A&M is averaging 63.1 points, 11.8 assists, and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 59.4 points, 12.3 assists, and their opponents are shooting 40.9 points. Elston Turner is averaging 15.7 points, Fabyon Harris is averaging 11 points, and Ray Turner is averaging 9.8 points and 6.1 rebounds. Texas A&M need to regroup as their season is slipping away fast.
The Missouri Tigers are ranked 21st in the country but they have had a real struggle on the road this year. Missouri is 5-3 in the SEC but 0-4 on the road this season. As a team Missouri is averaging 76 points, 13.7 assists, and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 66.2 points, 11.2 assists, and their opponents shoot 40 percent. Laurence Bowers is averaging 16.1 points and 6.6 rebounds, Phil Pressey is averaging 12.1 points and 7.2 assists, and Earnest Ross is averaging 10.7 points and 5.3 rebounds. Missouri has looked at times unbeatable and other times they have looked very ordinary.
Texas A&M is 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 home games, 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games against a team with a losing road record, and 11-5 against the spread against the SEC. Missouri is 7-3-1 against the spread in their last 11 games following a game which they didn’t cover the spread, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games overall, and 0-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Missouri is 3-10 against the spread in the last 13 meetings of these two.
The total is set at 129 and I see it staying under that number and that is my pick.