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Houston vs Texas A&M Prediction 3-24-24 College Basketball Picks

Texas A&M Aggies (21-14) vs. Houston Cougars (31-4)
March 24, 2024 8:40 pm EDT
The Line: Houston Cougars -9.5; Over/Under: +132.5
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The Texas A&M Aggies and the Houston Cougars meet Sunday in the college basketball NCAA Tournament Second Round at the FedExForum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. The winner of this game will meet Duke or James Madison in the next round. Here’s a Texas A&M vs. Houston Prediction.

Texas A&M Team Preview

The Texas A&M Aggies come into this game fresh off of a 98-83 win over Nebraska last time out. Wade Taylor IV leads the Aggies in scoring and assists with 19 PPG and 4.1 APG along with 3.4 RPG and 1.9 SPG while Tyrece Radford has 16.1 PPG with 6.2 RPG to cap off the pair of double-digit scorers for Texas A&M so far this season. Henry Coleman has 8.9 PPG with 5.7 RPG while Andersson Garcia has a team-high 9.2 RPG as well for the Aggies this season. As a team, Texas A&M is averaging 74.8 PPG on 39.9% shooting from the field, 28.4% from three and 70.9% from the foul line this season.

Houston Team Preview

The Houston Cougars come into this game after picking up an 86-46 win over Longwood last time out. Houston won all non-conference games this season, including the one over Utah. LJ Cryer leads the Cougars in scoring with 15.8 PPG along with 1.9 APG while Emanuel Sharp has 12.4 PPG and 3.8 RPG and Jamal Shead has 13.2 PPG with a team-high 6.2 APG as well to lead the Cougars in assists and to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Houston so far this season. J’Wan Roberts has a team-high 6.9 RPG up to this point in the year. As a team, Houston is averaging 74.1 PPG on 43.8% shooting from the field, 34.7% from three and 68.5% from the foul line this season.

Texas A&M vs. Houston Prediction

I’m on Houston here. I just think that at a certain point Texas A&M’s offensive outburst has to cool off and I don’t see it going on much longer than right here. The Cougars are just built differently on the defensive end of the floor, and I think that the Aggies will have a hard time counteracting that edge. Give me the Cougars here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Houston -9.5

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Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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