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Nebraska vs Texas A&M Prediction Basketball Picks 3-22-24

Texas A&M Aggies (20-14) vs. Nebraska Cornhuskers (23-10)
March 22, 2024 6:50 pm EDT
The Line: Nebraska Cornhuskers -1; Over/Under: 145
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The Texas A&M Aggies and the Nebraska Cornhuskers meet Friday in NCAA Tournament First Round college basketball action from FedExForum. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for the game. Here’s a Texas A&M vs Nebraska prediction. We will examine:

  • The Texas A&M recent form and player performance
  • The Nebraska recent form and player performance
  • Recent betting trends and streaks involving Texas A&M
  • Recent betting trends and streaks involving Nebraska
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Texas A&M and Nebraska

A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for the Texas A&M vs Nebraska game

Texas A&M Aggies Betting Preview

The Aggies had a bad five-game losing streak going in February which dropped the team to 15-13 overall. Texas A&M has been playing much better since then, however. The Aggies beat Ole Miss and Kentucky in the conference tournament but then fell to Florida in their last game.

Back on Saturday versus Florida, the Aggies took a tough loss. Texas A&M was up 50-42 going into the second half, then faded on a 53-40 run for a 95-90 defeat in the end. Tops in scoring during the losing effort was Wade Taylor with his 30 points, three rebounds and four assists.

Nebraska Cornhuskers

Over on the Cornhuskers’ side, they had one bad stretch in January/February at 4-6 but otherwise they’ve been quite consistent this year. Nebraska finished off the year with wins over Rutgers and Michigan, then took out Indiana before falling to Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament.

In their outing versus the Illini on Saturday, the Cornhuskers had Illinois down 51-40 in the locker room. Nebraska lost steam in the second half and got pummeled 58-36 from there though, ultimately falling 98-87. Brice Williams led the way with his 23 points and five boards.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Team Facts

  • Nebraska has won each of its last eight night games against non-Conference opponents.
  • Seven of Nebraska’s last eight games against non-Conference opponents have produced a total of 147+ points.
  • Nebraska has won the first half in eight of its last nine games.

Texas A&M Aggies Team Facts

  • Texas A&M has won each of its last eight Friday night games.
  • Nine of Texas A&M’s last 10 night games against non-Conference opponents have produced a total of 145 or fewer points.
  • Texas A&M has won the first half in each of its last six games.

Matchup/League Facts

  • Nebraska ranks 9th among Division 1 teams for opponent field goal percentage this season (39.6%).
  • Nebraska ranks 29th among Division 1 teams for opponent free throw percentage this season (68.7%).
  • Texas A&M ranks 362nd among Division 1 teams for opponent blocks per game this season (5.2).
  • Texas A&M ranks 3rd among Division 1 teams for rebounds per game this season (42.7).

Texas A&M vs Nebraska Prediction

I’ll take a stab on the Aggies here. This should be a pretty fun matchup regardless, though. Texas A&M didn’t shoot their best in the Florida game, hitting a tepid 42.4 percent from the floor. The Aggies gave up 49.1 percent on the other side, along with 53.8 percent from 3-point range. That said, Texas A&M’s free throw (26-of-32) and rebounding (42) numbers were pretty good. They’ve hit 80 or more points in four straight games and 70 or more in six straight.

As for Nebraska, they fell apart in the second half against a good Illinois team in their last outing. That said, the Cornhuskers are playing pretty well these days. They’ve scored 85 or more points in three straight, so this one’s got the potential to be a high-total finish. I like the Aggies to power it out, but it’s probably a true coin flip. It could go either way, and the winner of this tilt will take on Longwood or Houston next.

Andrew's Free Pick: Texas A&M Aggies +1

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Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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