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College Basketball Predictions: Will Texas A&M bury Kentucky? 2/10/18

Kentucky at Texas A&M

Is Texas A&M a good bet to cover the spread as a home favorite Saturday night versus Kentucky? Tip-off between these SEC rivals is set for 8:15 p.m. ET.

The Odds: Kentucky at Texas A&M, 8:15 p.m. ET, Saturday

According to oddsmakers, the Aggies are 5-point road favorites to knock off the Wildcats. Kentucky opened as 5.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, sits at 141.5 after hitting the board at 141.

The Wildcats enter play with a 17-7 record on the year but are just 3-3 on the road. The Aggies, meanwhile, are 16-8 overall and a stellar 11-2 at home. From a betting standpoint, the Wildcats are just 10-14 against the spread and 3-3 ATS on the road. The Aggies are 10-11 at the betting window this year and 4-6 ATS at home.

As of this writing, 56% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Wildcats to cover the point spread. Meanwhile, 62% of the money wagered at online sportsbooks is on the over.

Kentucky Wildcats Injury Report

Tai Wynyard is out for the season with a back injury and Jemarl Baker is out for the year with a knee injury.

Texas A&M Aggies Injury Report

As of this writing, the Aggies do not have a player listed on their injury report.

Our Prediction

The Wildcats are just 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games overall. They have also failed to cover the number in five of their last six conference games.

Kentucky is just 2-7 against the spread in their last nine games coming off a loss. The Wildcats are 2-6 at the betting window in their last eight games versus an opponent with a winning record. Finally, they have failed to cover the spread in six of their last eight games against an opponent with a win percentage above .600.

Meanwhile, the Aggies have covered the spread in four of their last five conference games, including in their upset victory at Auburn a few nights ago.

Saturday College Basketball Prediction: Texas A&M Aggies -5

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