Auburn vs Texas A&M NCAAB Lines & Expert Pick

Auburn vs Texas A&M NCAAB Lines & Expert Pick

Written by on January 16, 2019

#12 ranked Auburn heads to College Station, Texas, to take on SEC rival Texas A&M on Wednesday, January 16. The Tigers have played about as well as any team in the conference. Can they thump the Aggies as a road favorite? Or, will A&M prove best on their court?

Auburn vs Texas A&M NCAAB Lines & Expert Pick

Why #12 Auburn Tigers are a good bet -4.5?

Auburn only has 3 losses this season. 2-of-3 losses were to ACC teams: 72-78 to Duke as an 11-point underdog, and 71-78 to North Carolina State on the road as a -1.5 favorite. The other loss was to underrated Ole Miss on the road 67-82.

After the Rebels dominated, Auburn bounced back with a massive 93-78 win over Georgia. The Tigers aren’t unbeatable, but they’ve taken care of business against inferior teams. Texas A&M is an inferior team.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 84.5
  • Field Goal %: 45.6
  • 3-Point %: 35.7
  • Free Throw %: 67.2
  • Rebounds/G: 39.1
Defense:
  • Points/G: 66.5
  • Field Goal %: 41.6
  • 3-Point %: 35.3
  • Free Throw %: 70.2
  • Rebounds/G: 30.7

Why Texas A&M Aggies a good bet +4.5?

Is Texas Tech a safe bet vs Auburn on Wednesday?

Texas A&M was on a 3-game losing streak before stepping it up against Alabama on the road in their last. The Aggies beat the Crimson Tide 81-80 as a 7-point dog.

A&M should use the win to turn their season around. The turn around might have actually started in the game before. Kentucky beat the Aggies 85-74 at Rupp Arena, but A&M covered. If Texas A&M can get off to a good start, they could upset Auburn on Wednesday night.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Points/G: 75.4
  • Field Goal %: 45
  • 3-Point %: 38.6
  • Free Throw %: 69.8
  • Rebounds/G: 40.5
Defense:
  • Points/G: 72.8
  • Field Goal %: 40.8
  • 3-Point %: 32.6
  • Free Throw %: 65.7
  • Rebounds/G: 32.7

NCAAB Betting Trends for Auburn vs Texas A&M 

  • Auburn is 2-6 ATS in the last 8 games
  • Auburn is 8-2 SU in the last 10 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Auburn’s last 5 games on the road
  • Texas A&M is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 games
  • Texas A&M is 6-3 SU in the last 9 games
  • The total went UNDER in 8 of Texas A&M’s last 11 games

Auburn vs Texas A&M Final NCAAB Betting Analysis

Texas A&M did upset Alabama, but they’re at a serious disadvantage on the defensive end. The Auburn Tigers can flat out shut down teams while the Aggies have yet to get into a defensive rhythm this season.

With that being written, A&M steps it up against top competition. Almost as important, Auburn has a tendency to truly play to its competition’s level on the road. The Tigers have yet to show they can carry the same intensity they show in home games to away contests. That gives the Aggies the edge in this.

NCAAB Betting Pick: Texas A&M Aggies +4.5