Now with only 15 days to the start of the ‘Big Dance’ – March Madness 2016 for the NCAA Basketball teams who qualify, and yes there are many teams seeking a slot, and therefore this game tonight between 2 SEC rivals the 22-7 No. 4 Texas A&M Aggies (1st in SEC) playing at the 11-7 Auburn Tigers (13th in SEC) with the game being played at the Auburn Arena in Auburn, Alabama with the tip-off at 9PM ET and seen on ESPNU TV.
The fans that Bet on College basketball need to know that the early odds on this game have the Texas A&M Aggies favored at -11 with the Over/under at 144 ½ and -700 on the Money Line, while the Auburn Tigers are listed as the underdogs at +11 and +500 on the Money Line. The Aggies this past Saturday beat the Tigers of Missouri 84-69 and came closer to gaining the SEC Title this season since they presently are tied with the No. 22 Wildcats of Kentucky for 1st place in the SEC. Texas A&M could strengthen their possibilities to win their 1st SEC Title in the last 30 years in this game with Auburn tonight.
Auburn has struggled as their ranking of 13th in a 14 team league and their record in the conference at 5-11 has them at the bottom of the scale. Plus recently they have had a streak of losses as in their last 11 games they won 2 and lost 9 games. They have nothing to win in the conference at present, but they would love to upset the Aggies and become spoilers to a SEC leader. The fans wonder if the Aggies will win this one and take a step closer to the SEC Title, or will the Tigers bust the bubble for the Aggies?
For the fans of the Texas A&M Aggies, your team if they want the SEC Title they need a win tonight over the Auburn Tigers, and then a victory at home for their season’s last game with Vanderbilt, and of course a loss by Kentucky tonight would be a blessing for the Aggies as they seek their 1st regular season conference title since back in the 1986 season.
In their past 3 games with the Auburn Tigers the Aggies have won all three, and last season they were victorious in 2 of the 3 games. Their star at scoring against the Tigers was D. House who averaged in last year’s games some 15.5 points per game, while this season to date in his ultimate 5 games has averaged some 14.3 points each game.
This season their Aggies leading scorer is J. Jones who in their last game has 21 points against the Tigers of Missouri, and in their OT win on the 20th February against Kentucky he scored 24 points in the OT win 79-77. Against Auburn last season Jones in the 3 games averaged some 13.2 points. In their ultimate 5 road games the Aggies are 1-4 straight up.
If you’re a fan of the Auburn Tigers at least they have in their last 4 games had 2 victories, and they did that after faking some 7 consecutive games. The ended a 4 game loss streak with a home win over the Bulldogs of Georgia 84-81, but the lost on the road this past Saturday to the Crimson Tide of Alabama. Their star against Georgia was T. Lang with 21 points, but against the Tide he was only able to score some 2 points in the game. Thus, the Tigers hope playing at home will bring back the top performances from Lang. Also, they need junior T. Harris to rediscover his shooting skills what had him averaging 13.9 points each game prior to his 1 game absence with a concussion, and then on his return to a starter he only scored 7 points in that game.
If it happens that Lang and Harris can’t recover their winning forms, then the Tigers will look to C. Bowers and B. Brown to take the lead offensively, sine Bowers is averaging 11.5 points a game this season, while Brown in their ultimate 5 games has averaged some 15.4 points each game. The Tigers in their ultimate 4 games overall are with 3 wins and 1 loss against the spread.
The prediction from the online sportsbook in this SEC match-up will see the Auburn Tigers perform well against the leading Texas A&M Aggies but the Aggies have just too much offensive power and win in a very contested game over Auburn.