Texas A&M -3 at Arkansas O/U 150.5
Recommendation: Texas A&M
Riding one of the country’s longest winning streaks, the 5th ranked Texas A&M Aggies looks for their 11th consecutive victory tonight against Arkansas at Bud Walton Arena. This is a matchup of two teams headed in opposite directions. Mike Anderson’s Razorbacks have lost three straight SEC games and continue to go through the growing pains of a completely rebuilt roster. “I just think our inexperience really comes to the forefront at the wrong time,” Anderson said. The Hogs are going to be up against it tonight as A&M has emerged as the class of the SEC with the No. 2 offense and No. 1 defense in league play. The Aggies handed out a 23-point beat down on Arkansas earlier this month. Jalen Jones scored a game-high 28 points and was one of five Texas A&M players in double figures. The Aggies also made 11 3-pointers -- something Arkansas has struggled with this season -- and led by 21 at halftime. It’s also worth noting A&M turned it over only 10 times in a 75 possession game. The Aggies are tops in the league in lowest turnover rate while Arkansas’s TO rate is down five percent from last year. With an inability to consistently force turnovers, the Razorbacks are an average at-best squad. The spot may not seem ideal for A&M with a big home game against Iowa State on deck this weekend but this is an experienced bunch and one of the most balanced teams in the country. Not going to be shy about laying the points with the far superior squad.