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College Basketball Picks: Texas A&M Aggies vs. Kentucky Wildcats

Jeff GrantContributor IJanuary 7, 2017

College Basketball Picks: Texas A&M Aggies vs. Kentucky Wildcats

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    The Kentucky Wildcats have compiled a 29-6 straight-up record in the month of January under head coach John Calipari, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Tuesday, as they prepare to take on the Texas A&M Aggies at Rupp Arena.

    Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats are 14-point home favorites in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total established in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Southeastern Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling Stats via SBR Forum 

Texas A&M Aggies

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    The Texas A&M Aggies had their four-game winning streak snapped on Saturday, as they suffered an 81-72 overtime defeat to the Mississippi State Bulldogs as three-point road favorites.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Aggies are 3-1 against the spread as road underdogs of 12.5 or more points over the last two-plus seasons.

Kentucky Wildcats

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    The Kentucky Wildcats have won 19 home games in a row, including a 74-66 victory over the Tennessee Volunteers as 8.5-point favorites on Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the program is 28-1 straight up and 14-15 against the spread as home favorites of 12.5 or more points. 

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Kentucky Wildcats, as the Texas A&M Aggies are 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games versus a team with a winning home record.

    College Basketball Pick: Kentucky Wildcats -14

     

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