Texas A&M Aggies (1-1) vs Gonzaga Bulldogs (2-0)Date : 11/15/2018
Time : 11:30 pm EST
Location : McCarthy Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Texas A&M Aggies vs Gonzaga Bulldogs
The Aggies of Texas A&M will travel to McCarthy Athletic Center in Spokane, Washington, to battle the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Thursday night at 11:30 pm EST. The Aggies are coming off a 74-73 defeat at home versus the California Irvine Anteaters as they shot horribly throughout the game while allowing the visitors to shoot 53% from the floor. Also, they allowed the Anteaters to go nine for 21 from long range for the night. Nonetheless, they are 1-1 on the season and will face an undefeated Gonzaga team that picked up a 104-67 home win over Texas Southern on November 10th as Josh Perkins and Brandon Clark scored 19 pints each to lead the offensive attack. The Bulldogs also won the rebounding battle by a 50-28 margin. In all, the Gonzaga will look to continue their recent success while beating up on an A&M team that has had its issues early on, primarily on offense.
Texas A&M Aggies 's Latest Performance :
While the Aggies have not played terrible versus each of their two opponents for the year, it can be stated that they will soon discover their true vulnerabilities when the competition level increases. A matchup with the Gonzaga Bulldogs on the road will certainly tell this team much about themselves as well as how they can improve. They certainly need to do a much better job on the defensive side as they dropped their first game of the season to the Anteaters by allowing them to shoot 53% from the floor during the contest while giving up nine three pointers. On the other hand, their offense shot 36% from the field while only two starters, Jay Jay Chandler along with Savion Flagg, scored in double figures with 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Gonzaga Bulldogs's Latest Performance :
The Gonzaga Bulldogs scored 100 or more points in their second straight game as they hung 104 on the Texas Southern Tigers while being led by Josh Perkins and Brandon Clarke with 19 points each while the team shot 52% for the night. The Bulldogs also pulled down 50 rebounds compared to 28 for the Tigers while holding the visitors to only 32% from the floor. In all, the Bulldogs were indeed the better team versus a subpar squad in the Tigers; However, the Aggies of A&M, who suffered a disheartening loss to the UC Irvine Anteaters in their last time out, will be looking for a much better performance on each end on Thursday night.
How Texas A&M Aggies & Gonzaga Bulldogs Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Texas A&M is 0-2 ATS while the OU is 2-0
Gonzaga is 2-0 ATS while the OU is 2-0
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
To put it mildly, the Aggies have not looked good this year. And while it may be too early to tell how good (or bad) this team can be, look for them to struggle versus a Gonzaga team that is solid on both ends of the court on Thursday night. The Bulldogs are slated to be a team to be dealt with once again, and a win over an SEC team can certainly make their resume look better in a few months, if the Aggies are able to get better as the season progresses. In all, look for Gonzaga to play to their home court advantage while the Aggies will look to play well in their first road game of the year.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Gonzaga Bulldogs
My reason for the pick :
I will certainly back the Bulldogs in this outing as they are simply playing like a team to be reckoned with. In each game this season, they have jumped on their opponents while averaging 112 points per game thus far. Their defense, as sated, is just as solid as they are allowing 40% shooting for opponents with 73 points per game. Expect this to continue as the Bulldogs pull away early in what looks to be only an average Texas A&M squad.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
With the Aggies averaging 80 points per game along with the Bulldogs putting up well over 100, I will certainly back the assumption that points will indeed be scored in this game when a red-hot offense matches up with what has been a lackluster defensive unit for A&M. Again, expect the Bulldogs to dominate early and often as the total will certainly surpass its limit for the contest.
Betting trends for Texas A&M Aggies :
- The Aggies are 2-5 ATS in last seven games
- The over is 5-1 in Aggies last six games
Betting trends for Gonzaga Bulldogs:
- The Bulldogs are 5-2 ATS in last seven games
- The over is 7-3 ATS in Bulldogs last ten games