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Alabama Crimson Tide visit Texas A&M Aggies in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Alabama Crimson Tide Texas A&M Aggies
10-15 February 20, 2014, 07:00 | Reed Arena 14-11



The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Texas A&M and Alabama on Thursday, with the host Aggies trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Crimson Tide will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 6-12-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Aggies are 9-10 ATS. Alabama is 10-10-1 against the total, while Texas A&M is 6-13 versus the number.

View Alabama Crimson Tide vs Texas A&M Aggies Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Aggies installed as -1.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 296-ranked Aggies and the No. 229-rated Crimson Tide in this matchup.

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In their last action, Alabama was a 67-66 loser on the road against South Carolina. They earned a push of the 1-point spread as underdogs. Trevor Releford went off for 27 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as South Carolina handed Alabama a 67-66 defeat at Colonial Life Arena.

Texas A&M was a 57-54 loser in its last match on the road against Vanderbilt. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. The Aggies got 17 points from Jamal Jones, but it was Vanderbilt that prevailed in a 57-54 final on Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Crimson Tide is ranked No. 201 in NCAA hoops at 33.36 per game. Contrast that with Texas A&M’s No. 166 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas A&M is the No. 174-ranked team in the country at 5.56 per game, while Alabama rates No. 185 at 5.4 per game.

A few Crimson Tide at Aggies trends to consider:
Alabama is 2-4-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Alabama is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games
Alabama is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Texas A&M is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Texas A&M is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games
Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Texas A&M is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home


Next up:
Alabama home to Missouri, Saturday, February 22nd
Texas A&M at Tennessee, Saturday, February 22nd