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Texas A&M Aggies battle vs South Carolina Gamecocks highlights college basketball odds menu

South Carolina GamecocksTexas A&M Aggies
7-8January 15, 2014, 08:00 | Reed Arena11-4

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for South Carolina when they take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Wednesday in college hoops betting action.

The Gamecocks will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 7-4-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Aggies are 5-4 ATS. South Carolina is 4-7-1 on the totals; Texas A&M is 2-7.

View South Carolina Gamecocks vs Texas A&M Aggies Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Texas A&M sat as -5.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game puts the Aggies, most recently No. 107 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Gamecocks, who rate No. 155 in the latest survey.

South Carolina lost its last outing, a 71-68 result against LSU on January 11. They earned a push in that game as a 3-point underdog. Sindarius Thornwell went off for 25 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as LSU handed South Carolina a 71-68 defeat at Colonial Life Arena.

Texas A&M won its last outing, a 57-56 result against Tennessee on January 11. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point underdog. Jamal Jones scored 23 points leading the Aggies to a 57-56 victory over Tennessee at Thompson-Boling Arena on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Gamecocks is ranked No. 153 in NCAA hoops at 35.6 per game. Contrast that with Texas A&M’s No. 124 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Texas A&M is the No. 175-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while South Carolina rates No. 216 at 4.93 per game.

Next up:
South Carolina home to Mississippi, Saturday, January 18th
Texas A&M at Mississippi State, Saturday, January 18th