Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma March Madness Prediction

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on Monday,March 21, 2016 11:10, EST in

A pair of old rivals out of the Big 12 will get together in Anaheim in a Sweet 16 matchup. The Texas A&M Aggies will take on the Oklahoma Sooners. This is a battle between the third seed and second seed in the West Region. The Texas A&M are coming off a thrilling two overtime win over Northern Iowa. The Aggies won their first round game over Wisconsin-Green Bay. Texas A+M is 28-8 on the season, and the lone SEC team remaining in the tournament. For Oklahoma, they are 27-7. The Sooners finished third in the Big 12. Oklahoma has tournament wins over Cal State Bakersfield and VCU. Find out the updated March Madness odds at MyBookie.

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Oklahoma Sooners March Madness Prediction

When: Thursday, March 24 at 7:37 PM EST
Where: Honda Center in Anaheim, California
TV: TBS
Radio: Texas A&M Aggie Sports Network
Stream Option: March Madness Live
NCAAB Odds: TBA

Why Bet on Oklahoma

Lon Kruger and his Oklahoma Sooners spent some time as the top ranked team in the country this season. The Sooners lost 6 games within Big 12 play, with their other loss coming to the Villanova Wildcats. Oklahoma has one of the top scorers in all of college basketball in Senior Buddy Hield. Hield is scoring 25 points per game, and during the second half of the win over VCU, he scored 29. The Sooners are also using a solid season from their big man Ryan Spangler. Spangler is scoring just shy of 11 points per game, while making nearly 54% of his shots.

Why Bet on Texas A&M

The Aggies pulled an absolute miracle in their second round win in Oklahoma City. Texas A+M trailed by 12 with 35 seconds to go, and sent the game to overtime. After a tie in the first overtime, the Aggies won by 4 in double overtime over the Panthers. The win kept the SEC alive, and anchored to their 28th win of the season. The Aggies are led in scoring by guard Jalen Jones, with 15.5 points per game. Texas A+M finished the season ranked 15th in the last Associated Press poll.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

This should be a sensational game. The Texas A+M Aggies have got to feel like they were given a second life after coming back in that win over Northern Iowa. The Aggies showed ton of explosiveness late in the game, but they also showed, they struggled when they don’t make shots. The big difference in this game is going to bet the best player on the court, and that’s Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield. Hield takes over and the Sooners win this game. Bet Oklahoma -4.5 over Texas A+M on Thursday. The final score prediction is Oklahoma 76 and Texas A&M 67.