As the 2015-16 NCAA College Basketball Regular season games roll on toward March Madness, this Wednesday the 10th of Feb. 2016 we have a match-up between to SEC rivals in the 18-5 Texas A&M Aggies (7-3 SEC) playing the 13-9 Alabama Crimson Tide (4-6 SEC) with the game being played at the Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama with the tip off scheduled for 7 PM ET and television coverage on SEC TV.
The fans that Bet on College basketball need to know that the early Vegas odds for this game have the Texas A&M Aggies favored at -5 with the Over/under at 134 and -235 on the Money Line, while the Alabama Crimson Tide are listed as the underdogs at +5 and + 195 on the M.L.
The Aggies of A&M are still very active in the Title race for the SEC, and can only improve their chances by another win against the Tide tonight. But let us remember that lately the Tide has performed well against ranked opponents and they are seeking a win against the Aggies this Wednesday night.
If you’re a fan of the 18-5 Texas A&M Aggies you know your team has been on a winning spree as of late against weaker opponents, but this past Friday the 5th of Feb. 2016 they routed the Spartans of South Carolina State 105-65 and increased their winning streak to some 6 games to date. It was in that game that they were able to get some of their rookies off the bench to gain some valuable experience and playing time, and they performed very well as the score reflects.
The players who game off the bench were 6 to A&M’s freshman class in that game, while 4 of the 6 scored in double figures and had some 64 of the teams 105 points in that game. The stand-out star of that group of rookies was D. Hogg who completed 7 of his 11 attempts from the field and 5 of 9 from 3-point range and added some 6 rebounds in the game.
With rookie Hogg upping his performance, that goes will with the Aggies attempt to make a run against SEC rivals for the Title. After this Wednesday game the travel Saturday to Louisiana to play the Tigers of LSU whom presently are up 1 game over the Aggies in the SEC.
It is important moving forward for the Aggies to circulate the ball offensively for winning results. In their win over SC State the Aggies for the 1st time since back in 2006 had some 30 assists in that game, and that ranks them 8 in the NCAA as they are averaging some 18.2 assists in each outing to date this season.
Then if you’re a fan of the 13-9 Alabama Crimson Tide your team had as strong win this past Friday the 5th of February 2016 against the Owls of Kennesaw State. Lately they have been up and down and in their ultimate 4 games they have won 2 and lost 2, and now are exciting about the possibility of upsetting the Aggies at their Coleman Coliseum.
The Tide’s coach A. Johnson is excited about this game, as his son had played for the Aggies, but he later required him to transfer to Alabama and compete with his team. This Alabama team this season has been problematic for their competition in the elite rankings since the recently are 3 and 2 against ranked opponents and a strong victory and upset on the 14th of January 2016 with another SEC rival in the Gamecocks of South Carolina which they beat 73-50 in that game.
With this game on their home court the Tide feels confident with their home record this season of 8-3, and topping that off is the fact that in the ultimate 5 times the Tide hosted the Aggies on their home court they were victorious in 4 of those games.
Another bit of good news for the Tide is that their star forward S. Hale is returning from an injury to his foot and will play against the Aggies in this game tonight. In Hale’s ultimate 2 games before being injured he had a combined 37 points, and to date this season he has averaged 11.4 points each game.
The online sportsbook prediction for this SEC rivalry game is that the Alabama Crimson Tide with sneak a win over the Texas A&M Aggies 74-71.