Texas A&M vs. Auburn - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
Texas A&M Aggies (14-14) at Auburn Tigers (24-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 124.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies (14-14, 8-8 CONF) and the Auburn Tigers (24-5, 11-5 CONF) will meet on Wednesday, March 4th for an SEC matchup at the Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time.
Texas A&M is coming off a 64-50 road loss to LSU in their last game. Texas A&M has now lost back-to-back games coming into this game, and it should not get any easier on the road against a tough Auburn team. Auburn is coming off a 73-66 road loss to Kentucky in their last game. Auburn has lost three of their last five games overall and they are currently ranked #17 in the country.
Texas A&M scores 62.1 points per game on 39.8 percent field goal shooting this season. Texas A&M’s leading scorer and rebounder is F Josh Nebo, who scores 12.0 points per game and earns 6.3 rebounds per game. Texas A&M allows 64.7 points per game, therefore they have a -2.6 scoring differential so far this season. Texas A&M also earns 33.8 rebounds, 10.9 assists, 3.0 blocks, and 6.4 steals per game as a team.
Auburn scores 77.9 points per game on 43.0 percent field goal shooting this season. Auburn’s leading scorer is G Samir Doughty, who scores 15.9 points per game. The leading rebounder for Auburn is C Austin Wiley, who earns 9.4 rebounds per game. Auburn allows 70.4 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +7.5 scoring differential so far this season. Auburn also earns 41.1 rebounds, 12.7 assists, 4.9 blocks, and 6.3 steals per game as a team.
Texas A&M is 12-16 against the spread this season and 5-5 against the spread in their last ten games. Texas A&M is also 5-3 against the spread on the road so far this season. Auburn is 13-16 against the spread this season and 4-6 against the spread in their last ten games. Auburn is also 8-8 against the spread at home so far this season.
After a loss to Kentucky, I cannot see Auburn losing this game. Auburn does not need this win per se, but it really will take a hit when it comes to seeding for the NCAA Tournament if they let Texas A&M get anything their way. Thus, I will hesitantly take Auburn and lay the enormous number, because I see them dominating from start to finish. Wild things happen in the SEC though, so tread lightly.