The SEC is turning into the conference that no-one seems to want to win, with the Texas A&M Aggies the latest to relinquish their spot at the top. The Aggies are on a slide of epic proportions, and have another tough one ahead of them before this week comes to a close. They will have to had into the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge to face the LSU Tigers.
Texas A&M Aggies Vs LSU Tigers Expert Hoops Pick
When: February 13, 2016, 1:00 PM ET
Where: Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Radio: WTAW 1620 AM
Stream Option: CBSSports.com Stream
Opening NCAAB Lines: TBA
How to bet Texas A&M Aggies Vs LSU Tigers
Both of these teams are still in a position to be atop the SEC when the regular season comes to a close, but a win here is pretty much essential at this point. The Tigers may end up being slight favorites at home, but this one could well come down to a coin flip when trying to decide which way to wager. The full NCAAB online odds for this game will be up on Saturday morning.
TIGERS WIN! TIGERS WIN! LSU defeats MSU 88-77 and is in sole possession of first place in the SEC! pic.twitter.com/FX4L75jOuC
— LSU Basketball (@LSUBasketball) February 7, 2016
Why bet on the Texas A&M Aggies
To say that the Texas A&M Aggies (18-6, 7-4) have been struggling of late is perhaps understating just how far they have fallen in the last two weeks. This was a team that appeared to be in cruise control, but who have now lost 3 in a row and 4 of their last 5 games. They are now a game out of the top spot in the SEC, and are in danger of dropping out of the top 25 nationally if this slide continues. They can take some consolation in the fact that they will be facing an LSU Tigers team that they have already beaten pretty handily this season, although that win came on home court. The last two losses for the Aggies have been close games, and with a little more luck they may have turned those defeats into victories. Whether they can regain the form from just a couple of weeks ago remains to be seen. The Aggies are averaging 76.3 PPG, and are giving up 65.3 PPG.
Why bet on the LSU Tigers
The LSU Tigers (15-9, 8-3) are suddenly starting to realize that they might end up at the top of the SEC this season, but in order to do so, they are going to have to play better than they did in their last game, a 94-83 loss to South Carolina. LSU have a win over a ranked team already this season, with a win over Kentucky coming back at the start of January. They were also incredibly unlucky not to take out #1 ranked Oklahoma a couple of weeks ago, as they eventually went down 77-75. Both of those great performances came on home court, which is where the Tigers have delivered their best work this season. LSU are averaging 81.3 PPG, and are giving up 76.2 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
The Aggies ay have already downed the Tigers this season, but that win came at a time when they were playing really good ball. That is not what is happening now, and I believe Texas A&M will fall to their 4th straight loss on Saturday.