A&M a good bet to rebound vs. ISU?
No. 14 Iowa State has beaten two top-5 opponents in its last three games but here's why beat No. 5 Texas A&M could be a challenge on Saturday.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book RealBet.eu, the Aggies are 4-point home favorites over the Cyclones at 2:00PM ET in today's Big 12/SEC Challenge on ESPN. The total, meanwhile, sits at 155 points.
Why Bet Texas A&M…
Because the Aggies have been ridiculously good at home. A&M has outscored opponents by an average of 20.5 points in winning all 12 of its home games this season. The Aggies should also be plenty motivated after Arkansas caught them looking ahead to ISU on Wednesday night in a 74-71 upset victory. In that loss, A&M turned the ball over a season-high 21 times.
But the Aggies have also been good coming off ATS losses, going 8-3-2 against the spread in their last 13 games coming off a failed cover. They're 3-1-1 ATS in their last five games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 as well.
The Cyclones have failed to cover in eight of their last 11 games versus the Aggies, who lead the SEC in scoring defense at 64.3 points per game.