Texas A&M Aggies vs. LSU Tigers ATS Prediction 02/29/20

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The Texas A&M Aggies (14-13, 8-7 SEC) will be at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center to challenge the LSU Tigers (19-9, 10-5 SEC) in a SEC matchup. The game will air on ESPN2 at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

Texas A&M Aggies vs. LSU Tigers Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last matchup. The Tigers fell to the Florida Gators, 81-66, while the Aggies were defeated by the eighth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, 69-60.

Texas A&M forced Kentucky into a turnover percentage of 25.1 (above their season average of 16.0) while LSU had a better free throw rate (0.136 vs. 0.065). Trendon Watford played a pivotal role for LSU with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Meanwhile, Texas A&M was lifted by Wendell Mitchell, who contributed 18 points.

In their first matchup this year, Watford led the Tigers to an 89-85 victory. He registered a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds. The Tigers’ offensive rebounding percentage was their largest advantage over the Aggies. LSU had a rate of 51.6, while Texas A&M posted a mark of 34.7.

The offensive glass could be a huge edge for LSU in this contest. The Tigers are among the country’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 10th in offensive rebounding percentage at 35.9 percent. Meanwhile, Texas A&M ranks 328th in the NCAA at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 67.7 percent. Furthermore, the Aggies rank 22nd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.286), while the Tigers rank 32nd in opponents’ FTA rate (0.172).

Texas A&M Aggies vs. LSU Tigers Free Pick

Free Prediction: SU Winner – Texas A&M, ATS Winner – Texas A&M, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • LSU ranks 20th in rebounds per game (39.9) while Texas A&M ranks 212th (33.9).
  • The Tigers rank 57th in blocks per game (4.1) while the Aggies rank 145th in blocks allowed per game (3.7).
  • LSU averages 6.4 steals per game, which ranks 132nd in the NCAA. Texas A&M ranks 152nd in steals allowed per game (6.7).
  • The Aggies average 21.4 three pointers per game, which ranks 170th in the country. The Tigers rank 283rd in three pointers allowed per game (26.2).
  • LSU ranks 155th in assists per game (12.8) while Texas A&M ranks 247th (10.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Aggies have scored an average of 71.2 points per game (8.6 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.8 points per game (7.1 above their season average).
  • The Tigers have been outscored by an average of 2.8 points in their last five games. On the season, LSU has defeated opponents by an average of 6.8 points.