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Texas A&M Aggies take on Bulldogs in NCAA basketball test

Texas A&M AggiesMississippi State Bulldogs
12-4January 18, 2014, 01:45 | Humphrey Coliseum11-5

Mississippi State looks to cover the Bulldogs-Aggies pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 11-5 mark when they host Texas A&M in college basketball wagering action.

The Bulldogs currently sports a 11-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-6 ATS. The Aggies are 12-4 and 6-4 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Bulldogs produce a 7-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Aggies have gone 3-7 against the number.

View Texas A&M Aggies vs Mississippi State Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Bulldogs installed as 1.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 239 and the Aggies sitting at No. 107.

Texas A&M was a 75-67 winner in its last match at home against South Carolina. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Texas A&M earned a 75-67 victory over South Carolina on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Jamal Jones at Reed Arena.

Mississippi State lost its last outing, an 80-61 result against Alabama on January 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point underdog. The Bulldogs got 18 points from Gavin Ware, but it was Alabama that prevailed in an 80-61 final on Wednesday at Coleman Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Mississippi State has the nation's No. 184-rated offensive output, at 70.06 PPG. The visiting Aggies defense ranks No. 13 allowing on average 60.25 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 45.08% so far, less than the Aggies marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.23% per game.

A few Aggies at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Texas A&M is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Texas A&M is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 18 of Texas A&M's last 25 games on the road
Mississippi State is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
Mississippi State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Texas A&M at Kentucky, Tuesday, January 21st
Mississippi State at Auburn, Wednesday, January 22nd