SEC Tournament - NCAA hoops odds preview - Texas A&M vs. Missouri
Texas A&M Aggies vs Missouri Tigers Odds
The Missouri Tigers will hit the floor running against the visiting Texas A&M Aggies Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.
This game is part of the SEC Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Bridgestone Arena).
Missouri battles the Aggies, currently sitting with a 18-14 mark (13-11-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 16-10 for the Tigers and 12-13 for the Aggies.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 20 and the Aggies at No. 125 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-70 result in favor of the Tigers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Missouri's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 77.2 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 61 at 62.1 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, more than the Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Texas A&M owns the country's No. 24-rated mark, allowing 61.5 points per game on the highway. Missouri, on the other hand, rates No. 16 in scoring at home.
Texas A&M won its last outing, a 71-62 result against Auburn on March 13. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. Texas A&M earned a 71-62 victory over Auburn on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Elston Turner at Bridgestone Arena.
Last time out for Missouri, they were a 64-62 loser as they battled Tennessee on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point favorite. The Tigers got 20 points from Laurence Bowers, but it was Tennessee that prevailed in a 64-62 final on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena.