With the 2022-23 SEC Tournament coming to a close, the Alabama Crimson Tide are the favorites on the oddsboard to win the SEC conference title at -210. The Tide’s first matchup was a ruthless beating as Alabama tore down Mississippi State 72-49. They will meet the Texas A&M Aggies in the final today.
2022-23 SEC Basketball Tournament Odds
|Texas A&M (#18)||+175|
Odds as of March 12
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It’s been a stellar campaign so far for the Crimson Tide (26-5), who topped the AP Top 25 earlier this season for the first time in 20 years. Alabama’s offense is worthy of a nod, averaging 82.8 points per game to rank fourth in the country, and the Crimson Tide lead the nation by hauling down 44.3 rebounds per game. They also sport a point differential of +13.6 (fourth) and dropped just a pair of conference matchups (16-2).
Elite freshman Brandon Miller leads the team by averaging 19.5 points per game. If the six-foot-nine forward has an off-night, which he didn't in the quarterfinals when he dropped 18 points, you can count on Mark Sears (12.9 PPG) and Noah Clowney (9.9 PPG) to pick up the slack.
With only five losses on the season, it’s no wonder the Tide are the favorites to win the SEC tournament – and I think they’ll do it. Especially after that stellar performance against Mississippi State where they only gave up a lowly 49 points.
Texas A&M (+240)
The Aggies (24-8, 15-3) tipped off the season rocky, dropping five of their first 11 meetings of the regular season. But, the group regained some footing after late-December, being dealt just three more losses and ending the year 9-1.
The Aggies are carried by Wade Taylor IV (16.4 PPG) and Tyrece Radford (13.2 PPG). In addition to them, three others are averaging just under double-digit points per game. The Aggies quarterfinal performance was a modest 67-61 victory over the Arkansas Razorbacks, where Taylor IV led with 18 points and Henry Coleman III dominated with 11 assists to help his group.
THE AGGIES COMPLETE THEIR BIGGEST COMEBACK OF THE SEASON AGAINST ARKANSAS!! DOWN 13 TO WINNING BY 6!! WHAT A SECOND HALF TAKEOVER BY WADE AND HENRY!! THATS TEXAS A&M BASKETBALL BABY— Barstool Texas A&M (@BarstoolTexasAM) March 11, 2023
Texas A&M enter the semifinals as 5.5-point favorites against Vanderbilt, who knocked off Kentucky while labeled as 8.5-point underdogs. At +240 odds, there’s enticing profit for choosing the Aggies as the value pick.
Last 10 sEC Tournament Winners
Over the last 10 years, Kentucky has won the conference’s tournament crown four times, in consecutive seasons. The Wildcats own the most SEC tournament championships all-time with 32. That’s what happens when you have a guy like John Calipari running the bench.
Last season we saw an upset when the No. 1-seeded Auburn Tigers were bounced from the SEC conference tournament by the No. 8-seeded Texas A&M Aggies. The Aggies went on to the conference final before falling to the Tennessee Volunteers.