Auburn vs Texas A&M Betting!
In the first round of the SEC tournament Auburn faces Texas A&M and the Aggies are really on the Big Dance bubble at 17-14 and 7-11 in SEC play and they need to go far in this tourney and may have to win it to get a NCAA tourney bid.
Venue/ Stadium: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
Time/Date: 10 PM EST Wednesday, February 13, 2013
NCAAB Odds From: BetOnline
Spread: Texas A&M -5.5
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Auburn Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Preview
NCAAB lines have Texas A&M as 5.5-point favorites with a total of 119.
In their last games o f the regular season Auburn lost to Mississippi State 74-71 in OT and Texas A&M lost to Arkansas 73-62.
On the season Texas A&M is 12-12 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 11-13 and Auburn is 12-17 ATS and they have an Over/Under record of 13-8.
Earlier this season at home Auburn lost to Texas A&M 65-56.
The total for this game is posted low at 119 and that is not surprising since Texas A&M only ranks 263rd in the nation in scoring while Auburn ranks 240th. [ad-6571516]
The Aggies lost their last 2 games of the season and Auburn lost their last 9 and 15 of their last 15. The Tigers have not won a game since February 6th.
G Frankie Sullivan (14.4 ppg) leads Auburn in scoring and he struggled in the OT loss to Mississippi State only scoring 12 points on 4/14 shooting. The 2nd leading scorer is his backcourt mate in G Chris Denson (11.7) , who scored 24 points in the last game of the season. Sine the Tigers do not have a lot of inside scoring these 2 will have to play well or their season is over.
One of the reasons that the Aggies are not bigger favorites is that leading scorer Elston Turner is questionable with a wrist injury. He did not play in the season finale and if he does not play Texas A&M will need Fabyon Harris (11.9 ppg) and Ray Turner (9.4 ppg) to step up in the scoring department. No other Aggies’ players is averaging over 7 ppg.
While Auburn does not have a good offense they did score 71 points and 75 points in their last 2 games of the season.
In some betting trends for this first round game in the SEC tournament Texas A&M is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall, 6-13 ATS in their last 19 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400, and they have an Over record of 7-1 in their last 8 games.
Auburn is 0-8 ATS in their last 8 games overall, 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record, and they have an Over record of 6-2 in their last 8 games.
Jason’s Pick: Hard game to call since the leading scorer for Texas A&M is a question mark, but the Aggies are still a better and deeper team with a better D and they will win and cover tonight and keep their season alive.