Top 25 College Basketball Previews
The lone ranked matchup on the college basketball schedule the next couple of days is a battle between Top 25 bottom feeders, as No. 22 Texas A&M takes on No. 24 Baylor.
The Aggies are actually on a pretty good run for bettors right now, having won five of their last six games while going 6-0 ATS. On Saturday they got past Iowa State 60-56 as a 2.5-point favorite. Khris Middleton led the Aggies with 14 points and Donald Sloan netted 12 points in the win.
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Baylor is looking to bounce back from an 82-75 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday. The Bears were a 2.5-point underdog in the game and have covered the spread only once in their last five games. Tweety Carter had a solid game in the loss with 25 points and Ekpe Udoh delivered a double-double with 11 points and 15 rebounds.
The Aggies and the Bears clashed at Texas A&M on February 6 and the Aggies came away with a 78-71 win as 2-point favorite. In their last 10 games against Baylor the Aggies are a solid 8-2 SU, but only 4-5-1 ATS. In today’s game the Bears are a 7-point favorite at Bovada.
College basketball odds – SEC showdown
The Kentucky Wildcats have likely had Thursday’s date with the South Carolina Gamecocks circled on the calendar. The 26-1 Wildcats only loss of the season came against the Gamecocks back on Jan. 26. They meet up again at Kentucky on Thursday night.
The Wildcats head into the rematch on a seven-game winning streak, during which they are 5-2 ATS. On Saturday they just edged Vanderbilt 58-56, but still covered the 1-point spread. DeMarcus Cousin poured in 19 points and Patrick Patterson added 13 points and 13 boards.
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The Gamecocks are on a bad stretch right now after losing three in a row. They’re also a lame 1-5 ATS in their last six. Last time out South Carolina lost to Tennessee 63-55 as a 1.5-point underdog. Brandis Raley-Ross had 16 points to lead the Gamecocks, who shot only 31 percent in the loss.
When South Carolina and Kentucky met up in January the Gamecocks won 68-62 as a 7.5-point home underdog. Devan Downey carried the Gamecocks with a game-high 30 points. Cousins had 27 points for Kentucky and John Wall added 19 points, but the rest of the Wildcats squad combined for only 16 points on 7-of-24 shooting. That upset win was the Gamecocks third-straight victory against the Wildcats and all three came as the underdog.