Providence vs. Texas A&M Pick
Will No. 7 Texas A&M open up Friday’s NCAA Tournament action with a victory over No. 10 Providence at 12:15PM ET?
Friday, March 16, 2018
Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina
TV: CBS, 12:15PM ET
Who Oddsmakers Like: Texas A&M. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Aggies are the favorite in this one, as they are getting odds of -2.5 points against the Friars. The spread opened at 4 points but has been falling throughout the week. The over/under total sits at 138 points after it opened at 139 points.
Who Public Bettors Like: Providence. As of Thursday night, the Friars are getting 74 percent of the wagers on this game as the underdog against Texas A&M
Injury Report: Duane Wilson is out for the tournament due to a knee injury he suffered back in February. He averaged 9 points and 4 assists per game for Texas A&M during the season.
Who We Like: Providence is a team that has shown it can compete to reach the second week of the tournament. The Friars hold wins over Xavier and Villanova. However, they also have some really bad losses and aren’t able to sustain high levels of play for multiple games. Still, the Friars have covered in five of their last six games and now face an A&M team that is just 2-5 ATS in its last seven. The Big East is off to a promising start in this tournament and I think Providence pulls off the upset in this one today.
NCAA TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: PROVIDENCE +2.5