Valparaiso Crusaders at Texas A&M Aggies Betting Prediction 12/19/18

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The Texas A&M Aggies (4-4) will be at home in Reed Arena when they go head-to-head against the Valparaiso Crusaders (6-5). The game can be seen on SEC Network at 8:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Valparaiso Crusaders vs. Texas A&M Aggies ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Aggies were victorious over the Savannah State Tigers 98-83, while the Crusaders won big over the Concordia University (IL) Cougars 121-65.

Valparaiso played a perfect game. They had a free throw rate of 0.424 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.705. Concordia University (IL) was 0.151 and 0.370, respectively, for those same stats. The Aggies, meanwhile, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (46.0 vs. 26.2) and had a better free throw rate (0.198 vs. 0.146). Texas A&M received a boost from Savion Flagg, who recorded 24 points and 16 rebounds. Meanwhile, Javon Freeman-Liberty had a solid performance for Valparaiso, recording 22 points.

The offensive glass could be a major edge for Texas A&M in this contest. Since the 2017-18 season, the Aggies rank 13th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.7 percent), while Valparaiso ranks 271st in defensive rebounding percentage (71.8 percent).

Valparaiso Crusaders at Texas A&M Aggies Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Texas A&m, ATS Winner – Valparaiso, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Valparaiso ranks 28th in three pointers allowed per game (19.0) while Texas A&M ranks 212th (23.9).
  • The Crusaders rank 46th in assists per game (13.3) while the Aggies rank 127th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
  • Texas A&M ranks 50th in steals per game (5.8) while Valparaiso ranks 130th in steals allowed per game (6.5).
  • The Aggies rank 21st in rebounds per game (41.3) while the Crusaders rank 197th (34.6).
  • Valparaiso ranks 15th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Texas A&M ranks 157th (4.1).