Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies ATS Prediction 02/25/20

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The eighth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats (22-5, 12-2 SEC) head to Reed Arena to take on the Texas A&M Aggies (14-12, 8-6 SEC). The Wildcats look to lengthen their six-game winning streak. The game can be seen on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious over their last opponent. The Aggies defeated the Mississippi State Bulldogs 87-75, while the Wildcats beat the Florida Gators 65-59.

Kentucky dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 18.5 (worse than their season average of 15.9) and a free throw rate of 0.189 (below their season average of 0.334). Florida had marks of 21.9 and 0.176, respectively, for those same stats. The Aggies, on the other hand, made 16 of their 18 free throws (88.9 percent) and had a turnover percentage of 15.5 (better than their season average of 18.7). Texas A&M’s Savion Flagg had a good outing, putting up 15 points and 10 rebounds. Kentucky, meanwhile, was led by Immanuel Quickley, who finished with 26 points.

The Wildcats won the lone contest between these two teams last season, 85-74. Kentucky’s 0.375 free throw rate was their biggest strength over Texas A&M, who had a mark of 0.214. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The offense of Texas A&M (312th in the nation with an offensive efficiency of 96.1) will square off against the elite defense of Kentucky (65th in the country with a defensive efficiency of 95.4). The Wildcats should have the advantage on that end of the court.

Kentucky at Texas A&M Odds Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Kentucky, ATS Winner – Kentucky, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Kentucky ranks 28th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while Texas A&M ranks 222nd (14.4).
  • The Wildcats rank 32nd in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Aggies rank 148th (6.8).
  • Kentucky averages 37.4 rebounds per game, which ranks 77th in the nation. Texas A&M ranks 137th in rebounds allowed per game (34.9).
  • The Aggies rank 171st in three pointers attempted per game (21.4) while the Wildcats rank 314th (14.7).
  • Kentucky ranks 11th in blocks per game (5.3) while Texas A&M ranks 143rd in blocks allowed per game (3.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Aggies have scored an average of 70.0 points per game (7.3 above their season average) and allowed an average of 72.8 points per game (8.3 above their season average).
  • The Wildcats’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.2, down from 9.2 for the season.