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Texas A&M Aggies face Houston Cougars: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Texas A&M AggiesHouston Cougars
Dec 1, 6:30 PM | Hofheinz Pavilion

Texas A&M Aggies vs Houston Cougars Odds


The Houston Cougars will be trying to slam the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday when the teams tip off at Hofheinz Pavilion in college betting action.

The Cougars are 5-1 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Aggies, meanwhile, are 5-1 and 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Houston go 1-0 and the Aggies go 1-3 on the totals.

View Texas AM vs Houston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Houston in this one found them as 4.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 112-rated Texas A&M taking on the No. 328-rated Cougars in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 87-79 win for the Cougars on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Houston's No. 5-rated squad against Texas A&M's No. 235-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Houston rates No. 212 in the country with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 177 nationally with 6 per match.

Defensively, Texas A&M features the nation's No. 71-rated defense on the road, allowing 62 points per game. Houston, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.

Texas A&M won its last outing, a 78-65 result against Northwestern State on November 26. The Aggies grabbed a 78-65 win over the Demons on Monday, behind a 17-point effort from Elston Turner at Reed Arena.

In their last action, Houston was an 81-80 loser on the road against Prairie View A&M. TaShawn Thomas scored 23 points and chipped in with 11 rebounds for a double-double, but his team still lost 81-80 against Prairie View A&M in college basketball action at William Nicks Building.

Texas A&M Aggies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Stephen F. Austin are 4-1
After playing Northwestern State are 1-1
After a win are 3-7

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing TCU are 7-3
After playing Prairie View A&M are 1-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Aggies at Cougars trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Texas A&M's last 13 games on the road
Texas A&M is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Texas A&M is 4-15 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Houston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Houston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Texas A&M home to Stephen F. Austin, Wednesday, December 5
Houston at TCU, Tuesday, December 4