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NCAA hoops odds preview - LSU vs. Texas A&M

LSU TigersTexas A&M Aggies
15-7February 12, 2014, 09:00 | Reed Arena13-10

The Texas A&M Aggies hope to be lousy hosts on Wednesday as the LSU Tigers pay a visit to Reed Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

The Tigers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 7-9-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Aggies are 7-10 ATS. LSU is 11-6-1 on the totals; Texas A&M is 5-12.

View LSU Tigers vs Texas A&M Aggies Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as -1.5-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(.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Aggies rated this week at No. 286 and the Tigers sitting at No. 87.

LSU was an 87-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against Auburn. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Johnny O'Bryant III scored 19 points leading the Tigers to an 87-80 victory over Auburn at Pete Maravich Assembly Center on Saturday.

Last time out for Texas A&M, they were a 62-50 loser as they battled Georgia on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Texas A&M got 17 points from Jamal Jones but lost anyway, 62-50, to Georgia on Saturday at Stegeman Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas A&M's No. 235-ranked scoring average of 64.96 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 168 and allowing 71.32 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 42.86% to date this season, less than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (45.31% per game).

A few Tigers at Aggies trends to consider:
LSU is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of LSU's last 5 games
LSU is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
LSU is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Texas A&M
Texas A&M is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
Texas A&M is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas A&M's last 6 games
Texas A&M is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
LSU at Arkansas, Saturday, February 15th
Texas A&M at Vanderbilt, Saturday, February 15th