There is an incredibly exciting battle taking place atop the SEC right now, and it is LSU who currently have the upper hand. They are being chased by a number of teams, though, and the Texas A&M Aggies are one of the teams that are hot on their heels. The Aggies will have a chance to close the gap a little when they head into the Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa on Wednesday. The full odds for this SEC bout will be up our online sportsbook college basketball betting page as soon as they are made available.
How to bet Texas A&M Aggies Vs Alabama Crimson Tide Game and TV Information
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The Aggies are sure to be installed as favorites in this game, but as I will explain in a minute, this is one that could potentially be a trip-up game for them. It’s never easy to get a win on the road, especially when you know that you are currently on a bit of a slide, which is the direction that the Aggies are heading in right now.
Why bet on the Texas A&M Aggies
It’s fair to say that last week was a bit of a disaster for Texas A&M (18-5, 7-3), as they ended up dropping both of their games, which meant that they took a bit of a drop in the national rankings. The Aggies have now lost 3 of their last 4 games, and will be entering into a bit of a panic mode. That might not actually be a bad thing, as it has looked for a little while as though they have been in cruise control. A good team can learn how to thrive in the face of some adversity, and that is what I think will happen with the Aggies. If there is a problem with Texas A&M this season, it is perhaps that they have been a little susceptible on the road. A win here would help them get a little of their confidence back when heading away from home. The Aggies are averaging 76.9 PPG, and are giving up 65.4 PPG.
Why bet on the Alabama Crimson Tide
One look at the records posted by both of these team would likely have you putting the Aggies on your betting slip, but this Alabama (13-9, 4-6) team should not be overlooked. They are coming into this game having just put together back to back wins, but perhaps more importantly, they have no less than 3 wins against ranked opponents this season. The Crimson Tide seem to enjoy rising to the challenge in big games, and this is one that definitely fits that bill. Alabama have won 3 of their last 4 games on home court, and are most certainly not going to be a pushover in their own building. The Crimson Tide are averaging 68.0 PPG, and are giving up 67.8 PPG.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
This is a tricky start to the week for the Aggies, especially when they are coming in a little fragile after back to back losses. A win can do wonders for a team, though, and I believe they will get back to winning ways in this one.
Texas A&M Aggies 72 Alabama Crimson Tide 65