The teams that are left standing at the end of the year tend to be the ones that can overcome adversity and peak at the right time. A strong finish to the regular season can give a team the momentum it needs to go deep in the Tournament. If that is indeed the case, then it would appear that the Kentucky Wildcats and the Texas A&M Aggies have very different roads ahead of them in the remaining games this season. The Aggies were at the top of the SEC not so very long ago, but they are now in a tailspin that threatens to totally derail their season. They will have home court advantage over Kentucky this weekend, but they also know that they will be going head to head with a Wildcats team that appears to be rounding into form. With the Wildcats finally catching up on their basketball swag and the Aggies choking under pressure make sure to get your college hoops wagering game on by clicking here.
How to Bet the Kentucky Vs Texas A&M NCAAB Odds, TV and Game Info
When: Saturday, February 20, 6:30 PM ET
Where: Reed Arena, College Station
NCAA Odds: TBA
Why bet on the Kentucky Wildcats
The Wildcats (20-6, 10-3) appeared to have hit a bit of a stumbling block a few weeks back when they experienced back to back losses to Texas and Tennessee. Those defeats were a real body blow, but they also served to test the mental toughness of this squad. The 4 games that came after those losses were all against unranked opponents, and you got the sense that a loss in any of them may have seen the Wildcats come undone. That didn’t happen, though, and Kentucky responded brilliantly by winning all 4, and scoring at least 80 points in each of those games. It has been the sort of dominating run that everyone in Kentucky had hoped for, and it must make Texas A&M a little nervous heading into the weekend. The Wildcats are averaging 78.8 PPG, and are giving up 67.0 PPG.
Why bet on the Texas A&M Aggies
Given how things have gone of late for the Aggies (19-7, 8-5), it’s easy to forget that they were a ranked team sitting atop the SEC not so very long ago. They had lost 5 of their previous 6 games, and 4 straight when they picked up a much-needed victory over Mississippi earlier in the week. That was a game they would have been expected to win, but the dominating 71-56 victory was one that proved that this team should not be written off just yet. While the Aggies have now lost 7 games this season, only 1 of those losses has come at College Station. It’s a tough building for anyone to go and play in, and you can bet that it will be rocking this weekend when Kentucky comes to town. Texas A&M are averaging 75.9 PPG, and are giving up 65.4 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
These are a pair of teams that are heading in totally different directions right now, and I don’t expect the Wildcats to show any mercy for their conference rivals. I like a win for Kentucky on the road, but it might be a little closer than some people expect.
Kentucky Wildcats 72 Texas A&M Aggies 68