Looking to win big? The Aggies and Wildcats face off at 7:00 ET on SECN. The Wildcats are hosting the game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN. The over/under for this Southeastern conference contest is set at 159.5 points, with Kentucky being favored by -5.5 at home against Texas A&M.

TEXAS A&M AGGIES VS KENTUCKY WILDCATS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Kentucky Wildcats -5.5

This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, March 15th.

WHY BET THE KENTUCKY WILDCATS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Wildcats.
  • Not only will Kentucky pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 159.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Can the Aggies Pull Off a Road Win?

After winning their last game against Ole Miss by a score of 80-71, the Texas A&M Aggies come into this game with a record of 18-13. Over their last 10 games, they have gone 4-6, and they are currently on a four-game winning streak.

So far this season, the Aggies have gone 7-7 on the road, and their average scoring margin on the road is -0.4 points per game. As the underdog, they have gone 4-5 this season.

As the underdog this season, Texas A&M has gone 5-4 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 7-7 and over their last 10 road games, the Aggies are 4-6 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 159.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Texas A&M’s games this season (143.6). So far, 28 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 146 points.

Texas A&M is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 80 points versus Ole Miss. This output is higher than their season-average of 73.6 points per game. Wade Taylor IV is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.1 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Tyrece Radford brings a PPG average of 15.6 into the game.

At present, the Aggies’ defense is nationally ranked 100th, allowing 69.6 points per game. The Texas A&M defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 71 points and allowed Ole Miss to connect on 5 threes.

Will Kentucky Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

At home this season, Kentucky has been dominant, going 15-4 with an average scoring margin of +13.6 points per game. The Wildcats have won four straight games at home, and over their last 10 games at Rupp Arena, they are 8-2.

Overall, Kentucky is 23-8 this season, and the team is coming off a hard-fought 85-81 win over Tennessee. The Wildcats have won five games in a row, and they are 18-6 this season when favored.

As the favorite this season, Kentucky has gone 11-13 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Wildcats are just 3-7 ATS. At home, Kentucky has an ATS record of 10-9 this year.

On the season, the over/under record in Kentucky games is 22-9, and the average scoring total in their games is 168.6 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 182 points. So far, 22 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 159.5.

The Kentucky offense is coming off a game in which they scored 85 points vs. Tennessee. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.8% while connecting on 15 threes. In terms of offense, the Wildcats have a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, putting them 29th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 24th in percentage and 16th in three-pointers made.

Coming into the game, Kentucky will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 79.1 points per game (313rd). Kentucky will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Tennessee to just 37% shooting in their most recent game.