NCAA hoops odds preview - Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt
Texas A&M Aggies vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds
The Vanderbilt Commodores will be trying to slam the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday when the teams tip off at Memorial Gymnasium in college betting action.
The Aggies will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 10-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Commodores are 11-10 ATS. Texas A&M is 5-12 on the totals; Vanderbilt is 4-15.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Vanderbilt Commodores as 1.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Commodores at No. 146 and the Aggies at No. 107 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 64-59 result in favor of the Aggies.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vanderbilt's No. 331 nationally ranked offense (59 points per game) against a Aggies defense that sits as the No. 37 at 59.8 PPG. The Commodores have been averaging 41% from the field, less than the Aggies have managed so far this season (44% on average).
Defensively, Texas A&M features the nation's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.4 points per game. Vanderbilt, meanwhile, comes in at No. 331 nationally in scoring at home.
Texas A&M was a 69-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Mississippi. They covered the 1-point spread as underdogs. Elston Turner went off for 37 points and added 2 rebounds for good measure, leading Texas A&M to a 69-67 win over Mississippi on Wednesday at Reed Arena.
Vanderbilt was a 58-46 loser in their most recent outing at home against Tennessee. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Commodores endured a 58-46 loss at the hands of the Volunteers on Wednesday, despite a 11-point effort from Kedren Johnson at Memorial Gymnasium.
Texas A&M Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Auburn are 2-0
After a win are 5-5
Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Kentucky are 9-1
After playing Tennessee are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6
A few Aggies at Commodores trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Texas A&M's last 9 games on the road
Texas A&M is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Vanderbilt's last 10 games at home
Vanderbilt is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Vanderbilt is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Texas A&M at Auburn, Wednesday, February 20
Vanderbilt at Kentucky, Wednesday, February 20