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South Carolina Gamecocks vs Aggies College Hoops Game Preview

South Carolina GamecocksTexas A&M Aggies
March 2, 7:00 PM | Reed Arena

South Carolina Gamecocks vs Texas A&M Aggies Odds

13-15TEAM RECORD16-12

The Texas A&M Aggies host South Carolina on Saturday, looking to build on their 16-12 mark against the 13-15 Gamecocks in college hoops action at Reed Arena.

Texas A&M will face the 13-15 Gamecocks, who own a 11-13 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Aggies are 9-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Gamecocks are 7-13 favoring the OVER.

View South Carolina vs Texas AM Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Texas A&M sat as 8.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Aggies rated this week at No. 118 and the Gamecocks sitting at No. 191. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 67-63 result in favor of the Aggies.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Texas A&M's No. 263-ranked scoring average of 63.9 PPG, against a Gamecocks defense rated No. 224 and allowing 68.4 PPG. The Aggies FG% has averaged 44.3% to date this season, more than the Gamecocks shooters have managed so far (41.6% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, South Carolina owns the country's No. 160-rated mark, allowing 69 points per game on the highway. Texas A&M, on the other hand, rates No. 244 in scoring at home.

In their last action, South Carolina was a 90-68 loser at home against Missouri. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as underdogs. South Carolina was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by Missouri and falling by a 90-68 score at Colonial Life Arena.

Last time out for Texas A&M, they were an 82-73 loser as they battled Mississippi on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 9-point underdog. Elston Turner went off for 25 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Mississippi handed Texas A&M an 82-73 defeat at Tad Smith Coliseum.

South Carolina Gamecocks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Mississippi State are 6-4
After playing Missouri are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

Texas A&M Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing LSU are 4-2
After playing Mississippi are 0-1
After a loss are 6-4

A few Gamecocks at Aggies trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of South Carolina's last 5 games on the road
South Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas A&M's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas A&M's last 5 games at home
Texas A&M is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games at home
Texas A&M is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
South Carolina home to Mississippi State, Wednesday, March 6
Texas A&M home to LSU, Wednesday, March 6