Memphis Tigers (6-2) vs. Texas A&M Aggies (7-2)
Memphis Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies 12/10/23 – On Sunday afternoon, Memphis Tigers will face Texas A&M Aggies in a non-conference matchup which promises to be both entertaining and profitable for fans and bettors. As basketball enthusiasts look for NCAAB picks of the day, this matchup stands out as an integral one, with both sides boasting solid performances so far this year.
Memphis Tigers have been impressive this season, posting an average of 79.5 points per game and boasting an outstanding offensive performance with an average field goal percentage of 45.5% and 35.1% 3-point success rate. Furthermore, Memphis excels defensively with 8.6 steals per game – an indicator of their effectiveness that could tip the balance in their favor against Texas A&M; however their 13.8 turnovers per game may present Texas A&M with opportunities.
The Aggies boast a slightly lower scoring average at 76.8 points per game but have an outstanding defensive record, particularly at home where they consistently hit Game Total Unders. Their strength lies in rebounding with 41.8 rebounds per game allowing them to effectively control game tempo; however, their 3-point field goal percentage (30%) could prove challenging when facing off against Tigers’ offense.
Memphis Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Game Info
Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 4:00 PM ET|
David Jones (Forward) vs. Wade Taylor IV (Guard)
Tigers forward David Jones has been on a tear this season, posting nine 20-plus point outings in his first eight games. The 6’6″ junior is a versatile scorer who can stroke it from deep (37.3% 3PT) or attack the basket. He’s also an impact defender, recording 2.5 steals per contest. Jones’ ability to generate offense and set the tone on D will be key for Memphis.
Aggies guard Wade Taylor IV makes this A&M offense go. The lightning-quick sophomore leads the team in points (18 PPG) and assists (4.6 APG). He’s a pest defensively as well, pestering opposing ball-handlers and picking pockets to the tune of 2 steals a night. Taylor must avoid turnovers and costly mistakes against this opportunistic Tigers squad if A&M hopes to protect its home court.
This matchup features two of the best two-way players in the country. Taylor will look to speed up Jones and the Memphis offense, while Jones will try to overpower the smaller Taylor down low. Whichever star guard can dictate the style of play and impact the game on both ends should give their team the edge.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds for this matchup are eagerly awaited by enthusiasts and bettors. While the moneyline and spread are yet to be announced, analyzing the teams’ recent performances and statistical strengths will be key in predicting the game’s outcome.
Memphis Tigers Betting Trends
The Tigers are 13-5 straight up (SU) and 12-6 against the spread (ATS) in their last 18 games as an underdog. They also excel in non-conference matchups, going 10-3 SU and 9-4 ATS in their previous 13. Memphis is lighting up the scoreboard as well, going over the total in 23 of its last 34 overall. Backing this skilled offensive team catching points seems advisable.
Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Aggies are extremely tough to beat at Reed Arena, winning SU in 26 of their last 35 home contests. They also play tight defensive games on their home floor, going under in 14 of their previous 20. Texas A&M is just 1-5 ATS in its last six games as a favorite as well. The under and an outright upset look enticing given the Aggies’ stellar defensive play at home.
Memphis Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies 12/10/23 Betting Picks
Given the statistical analysis and betting trends, this game poses an intriguing clash of Memphis’ offensive prowess against Texas A&M’s defensive strength. The Tigers’ ability to score heavily and start games strongly might be countered by the Aggies’ robust defense and rebounding advantage.
For bettors, considering the Tigers’ offensive trends and the Aggies’ home defensive record is essential. Prop bets on individual player performances, especially on key players like Jones and Taylor, could offer value.
Premium handicapper reviews would likely suggest a close game, with the potential for a lower-scoring affair given Texas A&M’s defensive record at home. The game could tilt in favor of the team that best exploits the other’s weaknesses, particularly in the second half.
Free Pick and Prediction: Memphis Tigers 74, Texas A&M Aggies 70