It looked for a while as though the SEC was going to be a little different this year, as Kentucky were having something of a season to forget. It seems as though normal service may have been resumed, as the Wildcats are back on top, mostly at the expense of Texas A&M. The Aggies are on the slide right now in online sportsbook betting, and they will look to break out of it when they welcome the Ole Miss Rebels into the Reed Arena in College Station on Tuesday, February 16. Before we get into the preview, here’s a recap of these two from the last time they faced each other.
How to Bet Ole Miss vs Texas A&M and TV Info
When: Tuesday, February 14, 9:00 PM ET
Where: Reed Arena, College Station, Texas
Opening NCAAB Lines: TBA
A couple of weeks ago, the Aggies would have been pretty big favorites to win this one, but things have changed a little in that time. Texas A&M will still be the favorite here, but given how they are playing, there may be some of you who are looking at this one as a potential upset special.
Why Bet on the Ole Miss Rebels
The Rebels (16-9, 6-6) got off to a pretty disastrous start in conference play, and actually went a stretch where they lost 4 games on the trot. They have managed to turn things around quite nicely, though, and are currently on a run that has seen them win 3 of their last 4 games. The road has been a bit of an issue for Ole Miss, especially in conference play, where they have only managed a single win away from home. That lone loss in their last 4 came on the road in Florida, but they did also manage a win in Missouri during that same run. Their last game versus a ranked opponent came against South Carolina, and they gave the Gamecocks all they could handle before going down 77-74 in OT. The Rebels are averaging 75.5 PPG, and are giving up 72.0 PPG.
Why Bet on the Texas A&M Aggies
It appears as though it might be time to hit the panic button in College Station, as the Aggies (18-7, 7-5) have now lost 4 straight games, and 5 of their last 6. Texas A&M have now plummeted all the way down to #15 in the national rankings, and are in dire need of a win that will break them out of this slump. 4 of their last 5 losses have come on the road, so getting back home for the next 3 games might be just what the doctor ordered. The Aggies only have a single loss in their own building this season, and that came at the hands of a ranked Gamecocks team. If they are going to pull out of this downward spiral, you get the sense that they will do so at home. The Aggies are averaging 76.1 PPG, and are giving up 65.8 PPG.
Expert Betting Pick and Final Score Prediction
I don’t really think that Texas A&M are all that concerned about style points right now, as they will pretty much take a win any way it comes. I think they will get back to winning ways on Tuesday, but don’t expect it to be a landslide.
Ole Miss Rebels 68 Texas A&M Aggies 73