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Kentucky Looks to Get Tougher Versus Aggies

The fans at Rupp Arena will an SEC matchup between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Kentucky Wildcats when they take their seats on Tuesday. The game will tip at 7 pm EST and will be telecast live on ESPN.

Oddsmakers opened the Wildcats as -7-point favorites versus the Aggies, while the game’s total opened at 141. The line is now Kentucky -5 and the total is at 145.

In their last action, Kentucky was a 76-65 loser on the road against Tennessee Volunteers. They failed to cover the +4-point spread as underdogs. The Volunteers exposed the Cats’ lack of toughness.

What then can be expected when No. 21 Kentucky  faces the most physical team in the league?

Aggies are Banged up in Backcourt against Kentucky

Texas A&M was a 69-68 loser in its last match at home against Missouri Tigers. They failed to cover the -7-point spread as favorites.

Reigning SEC Defensive Player of the year Robert Williams missed Saturday’s game with the flu. The 6 feet 10, 241 pounder should be ready for action tonight. Tyler Davis is 6-10 and weighs 264.These two behemoths are ready to show their skills on a national stage.

The Aggies were a preseason choice to contend for the SEC crown. They find themselves in a desperate situation with an 0-3 start because of so many injuries in the backcourt.

With Auburn and Florida the only remaining unbeaten teams in the SEC, the conference championship is wide open.

Recent Form

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Texas A&M 11-4 5-7 78.00 66.93 11.07 1-5 1-1 5-7 3-3 0-2
Kentucky 12-3 7-8 78.87 69.60 9.27 4-6 1-1 7-8 5-5 0-2
Power Stats
Assists Turnovers
Name Assists Turnovers Ratio
TEXAM 17.47 14.47 1.21
KENTY 15.27 14.33 1.07
Rebounding
Name Offense Defense Total
TEXAM 13.07 31.07 44.14
KENTY 12.20 27.00 39.2
ShootingPercentage
Name Offense Defense Differential
TEXAM 45.98 38.04 7.94
KENTY 48.26 40.62 7.64
Team Records

Texas A&M Aggies

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 11-4 7-2 4-2 5-7 1-5 4-2 78.00 66.93 11.07
Last 10 6-4 5-2 1-2 2-5 1-3 1-2 74.70 66.70 8.00
vs Conf 0-3 0-2 0-1 0-3 0-2 0-1 63.67 77.00 -13.33

Kentucky Wildcats

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 12-3 11-1 1-2 7-8 5-7 2-1 78.87 69.60 9.27
Last 10 8-2 7-1 1-1 6-4 5-3 1-1 82.80 72.40 10.40
vs Conf 2-1 1-0 1-1 1-2 0-1 1-1 68.33 69.33 -1.00

Supergrid

Title Stat Rank Stat Rank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense 78.00 93 69.60 94
Away Team Away Scoring vs Home Team Home Defense 75.67 66 69.33 159
Away Team Road Rebounds vs Home Team Home Rebounds Allowed 42.00 4 33.25 121
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense 78.87 76 66.93 55
Home Team Home Scoring vs Away Team Road Defense 81.92 90 68.67 42
Home Team Home Rebounds vs Away Team Road Rebounds Allowed 40.33 59 34.50 81

Head To Head Summary

Team record ATS O/U AVG AVG ½ FG% REB 3PT steals
Texas A&M 2-6 4-4 6-2 67.88 30.00 40.87 36.50 41/132 5.00
Kentucky 6-2 4-4 6-2 76.38 34.00 44.42 37.50 68/175 5.63

Head To Head Detail

Date Away away score Home home score line ATS Total O/U FG% Edge Reb Edge 3PT Edge Away Half Score Home Half Score Away FG% Home FG% Away Rebounds Home Rebounds Away Three Pointers Home Three Pointers Away Steals Home Steals
Mar 4, 2017 KENTY 71 TEXAM 63 6.5 KENTY 145 U KENTY Push KENTY 32 28 44.1 40.4 39 39 7/24 5/18 4 4
Jan 3, 2017 TEXAM 58 KENTY 100 -14.5 KENTY 150 O KENTY KENTY KENTY 27 50 44.7 52.4 28 30 6/13 13/25 2 10
Mar 13, 2016 KENTY 82 TEXAM 77 4 KENTY 142 O KENTY TEXAM KENTY 34 38 48.3 42.4 35 41 10/24 6/23 9 5
Feb 20, 2016 KENTY 77 TEXAM 79 1.5 TEXAM 141.5 O KENTY TEXAM KENTY 36 35 50 38.9 36 41 10/20 9/24 3 5
Jan 10, 2015 KENTY 70 TEXAM 64 14.5 TEXAM 119 O TEXAM KENTY KENTY 25 28 28.1 33.3 53 52 9/28 2/15 6 3
Jan 21, 2014 TEXAM 51 KENTY 68 -14 KENTY 133.5 U KENTY KENTY KENTY 27 34 37.3 44 24 42 2/8 6/21 6 6
Feb 2, 2013 KENTY 72 TEXAM 68 7 TEXAM 128.5 O KENTY KENTY KENTY 30 21 47.7 39.3 35 32 7/15 2/12 3 9
Jan 12, 2013 TEXAM 83 KENTY 71 -15 TEXAM 127 O TEXAM TEXAM TEXAM 36 31 52.5 42.9 35 30 9/19 6/18 6 4

NCAA Basketball Betting Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Texas A&M Aggies

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 6, 2018 LSU 68-69 L -7 148 L/U 39.29 63.33 5 H
Jan 2, 2018 FLA 66-83 L -1.5 141 L/O 42.86 80.00 8 H
Dec 30, 2017 ALA 57-79 L 0 145.5 L/U 30.00 65.00 2 A
Dec 21, 2017 BUFF 89-73 W -11.5 152 W/O 50.88 84.85 3 H
Dec 19, 2017 N.KENT 64-58 W -11.5 146.5 L/U 37.10 69.57 2 H

Kentucky Wildcats

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Jan 6, 2018 TENN 65-76 L 4 148 L/U 46.15 62.50 7 A
Jan 3, 2018 LSU 74-71 W -2.5 156.5 W/U 50.82 53.85 5 A
Dec 31, 2017 GA 66-61 W -9.5 146.5 L/U 31.48 71.05 5 H
Dec 29, 2017 LOUIS 90-61 W -5 147.5 W/O 48.39 80.00 6 H
Dec 23, 2017 UCLA 75-83 L -6.5 157.5 L/O 42.65 68.75 6 H

Next up:
Texas A&M at Tennessee Saturday, January 13
Kentucky at Vanderbilt Saturday, January 13

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