AAA’s 10* SEC SIDE OF THE MONTH (AMAZING 18-7, 72% CBB RUN!)
Texas A&M vs. Kentucky,
01/03/2017 21:00 EDT,
Score: 58 - 100
Point Spread: +14½/-110 Texas A&M
This is a 10* SEC SIDE OF THE MONTH on Texas A&M.
We don't subscribe to any single handicapping methodology, but instead feel that being flexible with ones approach is the best way to secure profits over the longterm. Sometimes we keep it simple, while other times we'll take into account numerous different factors, like motivation, scheduling and significant injuries. Recognizing classic "spot bets" is something we always do as well, IE: the "look ahead" spot, the "let down" spot and the "trap" game. One set of criteria which we almost always use when making our decisions are Against The Spread (ATS) statistics. Sometimes these stats can be overrated and other times they help foreshadow the outcome of a contest.
This particular play is based primarily on strong/relevant ATS trends and common sense:
This is a revenge game for the Aggies after they fell to the Wildcats in the SEC Championship Game last March. Also note that Texas A&M is 12-8 ATS in its last 20 against good offensive teams which score 77-plus points per contest, while Kentucky is 2-3 ATS in its last five off a win against a conference rival.
The bottom line: The Aggies had won five straight before getting derailed by Tennessee in their conference opener. We think the visitors are the hungrier side and while we’ll stop short in calling for an outright upset, we are definitely loving all of these points. Play on TEXAS A&M.