In their final home game of the season, the No. 17 Auburn Tigers (24-5, 11-5 SEC) host the Texas A&M Aggies (14-14, 8-8 SEC) at Auburn Arena. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, and will air on ESPN2.
Texas A&M Aggies at Auburn Tigers Free Prediction
The Aggies are hoping for a better outcome after their 64-50 loss to the LSU Tigers in their last contest. LSU’s 0.140 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Texas A&M, who had a rate of 0.020. The Tigers’ mark was below their season average of 0.279, while the Aggies’ was below their season average of 0.286. Josh Nebo played well for Texas A&M, putting up 11 points and nine rebounds.
In the Tigers’ last matchup, they fell to the No. 8 Kentucky Wildcats, 73-66. Kentucky was effective at getting and making free throws. The Wildcats made 27 of their 33 free throws (81.8 percent), while the Tigers were just 13-22 (59.1 percent). Auburn’s Austin Wiley contributed 10 points and 12 rebounds in the game.
After the Tigers won the lone game against the Aggies last season, 85-66, these teams will battle for the first time this year. The Tigers had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (43.5 vs. 18.9) and had a much better turnover percentage (11.1 vs. 19.2).
The offensive glass should be a huge advantage for Auburn in this showdown. The Tigers rank 16th in offensive rebounding percentage (35.2 percent), while Texas A&M ranks 326th in defensive rebounding percentage (67.7 percent).
Texas A&M vs. Auburn Betting Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Auburn, O/U – Under
Auburn ranks 35th in three pointers attempted per game (26.3) while Texas A&M ranks 291st in three pointers allowed per game (27.6).
The Tigers rank sixth in rebounds per game (41.0) while the Aggies rank 225th (33.8).
Auburn ranks 21st in blocks per game (4.9) while Texas A&M ranks 136th in blocks allowed per game (3.6).
The Tigers rank 154th in assists per game (12.7) while the Aggies rank 237th (10.9).
Texas A&M ranks 128th in steals per game (6.4) while Auburn ranks 137th in steals allowed per game (6.7).
The Aggies have scored an equal number of points as their opponents. For the season, Texas A&M has lost by an average of 2.6 points.
During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 66.8 points per game (11.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 69.4 points per game (1.0 below their season average).