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Florida Gators vs Texas A&M Aggies Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Florida Gators at Reed Arena on Thursday in NCAA hoops play.
This season, the Aggies are 12-3 overall and 5-3 ATS ATS, while the Gators are 12-2 and 7-4 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Texas A&M boasts a 2-6 on the OU, and Florida is 5-4.
The visitors opened as 10.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 61-ranked Aggies and the No. 2-rated Gators in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 84-70 win for the Gators on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas A&M's No. 199-ranked offense, averaging 66.7 PPG, against a Gators defense that ranks No. 3 at 52 PPG. The Aggies field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, less than the Gators marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.3% per game.
Defensively, Florida features the nation's No. 11-rated defense on the road, allowing 57.8 points per game. Texas A&M, meanwhile, comes in at No. 234 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Florida was a 74-52 winner on the road against LSU. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Gators and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as LSU was handed a 74-52 defeat on Saturday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Texas A&M was an 83-71 winner in its last match on the road against Kentucky. They covered the 15-point spread as underdogs. The Aggies used a 40-point performance from Elston Turner to help Texas A&M smack Kentucky 83-71 on Saturday at Rupp Arena.
Florida Gators Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing LSU are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Texas A&M Aggies Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Alabama are 3-1
After a win are 7-3
A few Gators at Aggies trends to consider:
Texas A&M is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Texas A&M is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Florida home to Missouri, Saturday, January 19
Texas A&M at Alabama, Saturday, January 19