Kentucky vs Texas A&M Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Saturday, January 21, 2023

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The Texas A&M Aggies (13-5, 5-0 SEC) hope to extend a seven-game winning run when visiting the Kentucky Wildcats (12-6, 3-3 SEC) at 2:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Rupp Arena.

The Wildcats match up with the Aggies in a game that Kentucky is currently a favorite by 5.5 points. The game’s point total is 134.5.

Kentucky vs. Texas A&M Odds

Point Spread for Kentucky vs. Texas A&M

The spread for this matchup is set at 5.5 points, with oddsmakers listing Kentucky as the favorite.

Kentucky vs. Texas A&M Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Kentucky has -223 odds to pick up the win, while Texas A&M is listed at +181 to claim victory.

Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 134.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Arena: Rupp Arena

Kentucky vs. Texas A&M Betting Trends

Kentucky is 6-12-0 against the spread this year. The Wildcats have been victorious in eight, or 72.7%, of the 11 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Kentucky has eclipsed the over/under in 55.6% of its opportunities this year (10 times over 18 games with a set point total).

Texas A&M has 12 wins against the spread in 18 games this year. The Aggies have been listed as the moneyline underdog just two other times so far this season, and they split the games. Texas A&M’s games this year have hit the over on nine of 18 set point totals (50%).

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Kentucky vs. Texas A&M Key Players to Watch

Kentucky

Oscar Tshiebwe leads his team in both points (17.3) and rebounds (13.8) per contest, and also averages 1.3 assists. At the other end, he delivers 1.7 steals and 1.1 blocked shots. Cason Wallace is averaging 11.3 points, 3.7 assists and 3.4 rebounds per contest. Jacob Toppin puts up 10.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2 assists per contest. Defensively, he puts up 0.5 steals and 0.5 blocked shots. Sahvir Wheeler paces the Wildcats at 6.1 assists per contest, while also posting 2.5 rebounds and 8.9 points. He is ninth in college basketball in assists.

Texas A&M

The Aggies receive 12.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game from Tyrece Radford. Henry Coleman III is the Aggies’ top rebounder (5.8 per game), and he averages 9.8 points and 1.2 assists. Dexter Dennis is averaging a team-best 5.8 rebounds per game. And he is producing 8.4 points and 1.2 assists, making 39.1% of his shots from the field and 28.4% from beyond the arc, with 1.2 treys per game.

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What you need to know about the Kentucky Wildcats

So far this year, the Wildcats are putting up 76.1 points per game (87th-ranked in college basketball) and allowing 67.1 points per contest (117th-ranked). In terms of rebounding, things are clicking for Kentucky, who is grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game (13th-best in college basketball) and allowing 27.3 rebounds per contest (13th-best).

Kentucky is draining 7.2 three-pointers per game (211th-ranked in college basketball). It has a 37.1% shooting percentage (52nd-ranked) from three-point land. This year, the Wildcats are ceding 6.9 three-pointers per game (148th-ranked in college basketball) and are allowing opposing teams to shoot 34.2% (233rd-ranked) from beyond the arc.

The Wildcats have covered the spread twice, and are 6-4 overall, over their last 10 contests. Six of Kentucky’s last 10 outings have gone over the total. In its last 10 games, Kentucky has been racking up 71.3 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 76.1 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Kentucky’s defense has been less stingy lately, as the team has given up 68.9 points per game during its past 10 compared to the 67.1 points per game its opponents average on the season.

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What you need to know about the Texas A&M Aggies

The Aggies are 118th in the country in points scored (74.9 per game) and 80th in points conceded (65.6). Texas A&M is 73rd in the country in rebounds per game (34.5) and 17th-best in rebounds allowed (27.5).

At home, the Aggies score 73.6 points per game. Away, they average 80.3. Texas A&M is 288th in the country in 3-pointers made (6.3 per game) and 280th in 3-point percentage (32%). In 2022-23, the Aggies are 295th in the country in 3-pointers allowed (8.3 per game) and 233rd in defensive 3-point percentage (34.2%).

The Aggies have a 7-3 record against the spread while going 8-2 overall in their last 10 games. In its past 10 games, Texas A&M has gone over the total three times. In its previous 10 games, Texas A&M is scoring 72.8 points per game, 2.1 fewer points than its season average (74.9). In their past 10 games, the Aggies are ceding 61 points per game, 4.6 fewer points than their season average (65.6).

Kentucky vs. Texas A&M Prediction & Pick

Our prediction to win this contest is Kentucky, and we expect that Texas A&M will cover the spread (Kentucky -5.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134.5 points.

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How to bet Kentucky vs. Texas A&M

You can bet on Kentucky vs. Texas A&M at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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