Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M Prediction
After a winless record in the SEC, can Vanderbilt manage an upset of Texas A&M when the two meet up tonight at 9PM ET in the SEC Tournament?
657 Vanderbilt vs. 658 Texas A&M
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
9PM ET – Bridgestone Arena
TV: SEC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Texas A&M is the slight favorite in this game, as the Aggies are getting odds of -3.5 points against Vanderbilt. The over/under total for this game is listed at 133 points. The public betting currently has 76 percent going on Texas A&M as the favroite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Vandy winless in SEC
Vanderbilt sure had a SEC season to forget. The Commodores went winless in the SEC this season and have failed to cover in their last four games. They are the 14 seed in this week’s tournament. Vandy is 9-22 on the season, 0-18 in SEC games, 0-2 on a neutral floor, 11-20 against the spread and 20-9-1 with the under.
The Commodores have been a mess on both sides of the ball. The offense is averaging just 68.6 points per game while shooting 42.2 percent as a team. Defensively, Vandy is giving up 72.5 points per game while opponents shoot 43 percent against them. Saben Lee has led the team with 12.5 points per game while Aaron Nesmith is adding 11.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
A&M hoping for a spark
Texas A&M is the 11 seed this week and the Aggies come into the tournament having lost and failed to cover in three of their last four games. A&M is 13-17 on the season, 6-12 in SEC play, 1-2 on a neutral floor, 14-16 against the spread and 18-12 with the under.
The Aggies are not terribly strong on offense or defense either this year. They are putting up just 71 points per game on offense while shooting 43.7 percent from the field. Defensively, A&M is giving up 72.2 points per game while opponents shoot just 42 percent against them. Wendell Mitchell is leading the team with 13.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game while Savion Flagg is adding 13.1 points and 7.7 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
Vandy is 3-13 against the spread in its last 16 neutral-site games and 0-4 ATS in their last four after a loss.
The Aggies are 4-1 against the spread in their last five games following a loss and 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games after allowing more than 90 points in their previous game.
Texas A&M and Vanderbilt had a grinder of a game just 11 days ago, with the Aggies earning a 64-57 win at home. The Commodores have absolutely nothing to lose this week given their awful SEC showing, which can make them a little dangerous. However, they have been dominated in recent games and I think that A&M will be just a little better than them on offense and defense today.
College Basketball Prediction: Texas A&M -3.5