Texas A&M vs. Auburn SEC Tournament - 3/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (13-19) at Texas A&M Aggies (20-10)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Auburn Tigers face off on Thursday in a second round matchup in the SEC college basketball tournament.
The Texas A&M Aggies were 20-10 this season and they finished in fifth place in the SEC and are a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament. Texas A&M is averaging 67.5 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.1 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. Daneul House leads the Aggies averaging 14.8 points per game. Jalen Jones is averaging 13.6 points and 6.6 rebounds, Alex Caruso is averaging 9.4 points and 5.6 assists, and Kourtney Roberson is averaging 9.0 points and 6.2 rebounds. Texas A&M is 2-1 in neutral site games and 11-7 in in the SEC.
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The Auburn Tigers are 13-19 this season and they advanced to this game by beating Mississippi State on Wednesday. Auburn is averaging 67.7 points and per game and they are shooting 40.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 72.1 points and their opponents are shooting 47 percent. KT Harrell leads the Tigers averaging 18.1 points per game. Antoine Mason is averaging 15.1 points, Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 12.6 points and 9.7 rebounds, and K.C. Ross-Miller is averaging 6.7 points. Auburn is 2-1 in neutral site games and 5-14 in the SEC.
Texas A&M is 5-1 against the spread in their last six games, 5-15 against the spread in their last 20 neutral site games, and 7-3 against the spread following a loss. Auburn is 4-9 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread, 6-20-1 against the spread in their last 27 neutral site games, and 0-5 against the spread following a win. The favorite has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
My free pick for this one is going to be on the total so please check back when the totals are posted. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.