The 21st-ranked Texas A&M Aggies are playing their best basketball of the season at just the right time, making them a virtual lock alert pick to take down the struggling Auburn Tigers when the two rivals square off in their SEC showdown on Tuesday night.Now, let’s find out if the Aggie can cover the NCAA basketball betting spread as a likely double-digit favorite.
How To Bet The No. 21 Texas A&M Aggies vs. Auburn Tigers NCAAB Odds & TV Info
Why Bet The Texas A&M Aggies
The Aggies (22-7 SU, 11-11 ATS) look like a great wager because they’re playing excellent basketball right now. Texas A&M has won four straight games including their emphatic 84-69 win over Missouri as a 10-point road favorite on Saturday. Jalen Jones scored a team-high 20 points and grabbed six rebounds in just 23 minutes to lead the Aggies to victory. “He’s a stud,” Missouri forward Ryan Rosburg said of Jones. “He could go off at any time. He’s a great player and made some tough shots and did really well for them today.”
Danuel House and Admon Gilder both scored 14 points in support of Jones’ team-high. “This team seems to have a certain bond and a certain chemistry on the court and off the court,” said Alex Caruso. “You can tell by the way we played tonight. We were sharing the ball just really unselfish and whoever was open took the shot. It shows our completeness as a team. Anybody can be out there and we’re good to go.”
Why Bet The Auburn Tigers
There really isn’t much reason to back the Auburn Tigers (11-17 SU, 12-15 ATS) in this contest outside of the fact that they’re playing at home. Auburn has lost two of its last three games and eight of its last 10 games overall, including their 65-57 road loss against Alabama as an 11-point underdog on Saturday.
Forward Cinmeon Bowers led Auburn with a team-high 12 points and 13 rebounds while Bryce Brown added d 14 points while making four of six three-point attempts. on 4-of-6 3-pointers. The Tigers went ahead 10 points five minutes into the second half after trailing by the same deficit before the half.
Freshman Horace Spencer added a career-high 10 points for the Tigers but it was not enough, though Auburn nearly came back from a 10-point deficit in the second half. “I don’t know how well both teams played but it was certainly a competitive game,” Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. “I told our team that to go on the road against a potential NCAA Tournament team and be where we wanted to be is positive. But too many turnovers, too many missed free throws and didn’t make enough plays down the stretch, and Alabama did.”
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Auburn beat Texas A&M the last time these two teams met, winning 66-59 as a 9-point road dog in March of 2015, but all that tells me is that the Aggies are going to want to extract some serious revenge in this contest. Texas A&M averages almost five points per game more than Auburn while simultaneously limiting the opposition to almost eight fewer points per game defensively.
The Aggies are 4-0 ATS in their last four road games against Auburn and 5-2 ATS in the last seven meetings overall. The Tigers are a dismal 1-5 ATS in their last six home games while the road team in this rivalry has gone a near-perfect 7-1 ATS in the last eight meetings overall.
If the spread for this matchup doesn’t top 10 or 11 points, say back the Texas A&M Aggies to win and cash in!
My final score prediction: Texas A&M 78 Auburn 67