Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies Prediction 1/13/2024

Kentucky Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies Prediction 1/13/2024

The Kentucky Wildcats (12-2) travel to face off against the Texas A&M Aggies (9-6) on Saturday, January 13th. This game will be played at Reed Arena in College Station and televised on ESPN. Kentucky is coming off a win in their previous game, while Texas A&M is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Auburn. Tip-off is set for 2:00 ET.

Kentucky Wildcats vs Texas A&M Aggies

The Kentucky Wildcats Are Coming Off A Win

So far this season, Kentucky has been the underdog three times, and they have gone 2-1 in those games. On the road, the Wildcats have been even better, going 3-0 as the underdog, and they have won their last three road games.

Kentucky comes into this game with an overall record of 12-2, and they have won six straight games. In their last game, the Wildcats defeated Missouri by a score of 90-77.

As the underdog, Kentucky has been a solid bet this season with a 3-0 record vs. the spread. Their overall ATS mark is 10-4 and they are 8-2 in their last 10 road games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is lower than the average over/under line of 154 in Kentucky’s games this season. So far, 11 of their 14 games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 168 points, which is higher than today’s OU line.

The Texas A&M Aggies Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After a two-game losing streak, Texas A&M will look to get back on track at home against Kentucky. The Aggies have a 6-3 record at home this season, and they are 7-3 when favored. Their average scoring margin at home is +11.6.

So far, Texas A&M is 9-6 overall, and they are 0-2 in Southeastern Conference games. In non-conference games, they have gone 9-4. The Aggies’ record on the road is 3-3, and they come into this game with a two-game road losing streak.

As the favorite this season, Texas A&M has gone 4-6 against the spread. At home, their ATS record is 4-5. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Aggies are just 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last three home games, they have failed to cover the spread and are 0-3 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 153.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Texas A&M’s games this year (142.1). So far, 12 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 124 points and their over/under record this year is 8-7.

Kentucky Offense Breakdown

The Kentucky offense is coming off a game in which they scored 90 points vs. Missouri. Overall their field goal percentage was 50% while connecting on 7 threes. Offensively, the Wildcats hold a season-long field goal percentage of 49%, placing them 27th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 41st in terms of percentage and 22nd in three-pointers made.

Antonio Reeves (G) 18.6 4.3 1.4
Rob Dillingham (G) 14.4 3.5 4.1
Tre Mitchell (F) 13.2 7.8 3.2

Texas A&M Offense Breakdown

In contrast to their season average of 73.2 points per game, the Texas A&M had a below average performance. They scored 55 points against Auburn and had a field goal percentage of 29%. Coming into the game, the Aggies offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 26%. On average, they get up 24.3 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 16.3 made free-throws.

Wade Taylor IV (G) 17.3 3.0 4.0
Henry Coleman III (F) 12.5 8.4 1.2
Hayden Hefner (G) 8.9 2.5 1.1

Kentucky Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Kentucky defense is giving up an average of 74.5 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Kentucky’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.5% this season.

Texas A&M Team Defense

At this time, the Aggies’ defense is positioned 76th in the country, permitting 66.7 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.9 threes per game vs. Kentucky. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 33.6%.

Wildcats vs Aggies Trends

  • The Wildcats are 3-0 ATS in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • Through their last five home games, Texas A&M has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 68 points per game.
  • Going back to their previous ten games as the underdog, Kentucky has an ATS mark of 7-3 while going 6-4 straight up.
  • Although the Aggies have a strong straight up record in their last three games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 0-3.

Wildcats vs Aggies Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Aggies, with a final score of 76-69, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Aggies at -2.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 153.5 and our model has the Wildcats and Aggies finishing with a combined 145 points. Our pick is to take the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

* All odds are provided by Action247 Sportsbook and all odds subject to change.**All views expressed are my own. My picks are my own and are not a guarantee, bet at your own risk.Action247 does not warrant the accuracy of completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained within these post.