Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Aggies and Cougars. The game is starting at 8:40 ET on TNT, and it’s hosted by the Cougars at FedExForum in Memphis, TN. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 133 points, with Houston being favored by -9.5 over Texas A&M at Bookmaker.

Can Texas A&M Deliver Being Underdogs on the Road?

After winning their last game against Nebraska by a score of 98-83, the Texas A&M Aggies have an overall record of 21-14 this season. On the road, they have gone 10-8, and over their last 10 road games, they have gone 6-4.

As the underdog, Texas A&M has gone 6-6 this season, and they are 12-10 in Southeastern Conference play. So far, they have been the underdog in 12 of their 35 games.

As the underdog this season, Texas A&M has an ATS record of 7-5 and an overall ATS record of 18-18. On the road, the Aggies are 10-8 vs. the spread this year and have gone 6-4 in their last 10 road games. In their last 3 games as the underdog, Texas A&M is 2-1 ATS.

The over/under record for Texas A&M this season is 23-13 and today’s line of 133 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (144.9). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 183 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 8-2.

Texas A&M’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Nebraska, finishing the game with a total of 98 points. Their season average is now 74.8 points per game. Wade Taylor IV is leading the team in scoring at 18.9 points per contest. Tyrece Radford has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 16 going into the game.

On the defensive side, Texas A&M is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.6 points per game. So far, the Texas A&M defense is giving up an average of 8.9 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 9.3 times per game (370th).

  • Julius Marble (Out) Personal
  • Bryce Lindsay (Out) Undisclosed

Will Houston Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Coming into tonight’s game, Houston is 22-1 at home this season, and they have won four straight games on their home floor. Over their last ten games at home, the Cougars are 9-1.

On the season, Houston has been favored in all 34 of their games, going 31-3. They are 30-4 overall, and they come into tonight’s game with a 30-point win over Longwood.

As the favorite this season, Houston has an ATS record of 18-14-2, including going 6-3-1 in their last 10 games as the favorite. At home, the Cougars have an ATS mark of 15-7-1 this year and are 2-1 in their last three home games vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 133 is similar to the average over/under line in Houston’s games this season (132.8). So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than this line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 127 points.

The Houston offense is coming off a game in which they scored 86 points vs. Longwood. Overall their field goal percentage was 58.5% while connecting on 11 threes. The Houston offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 22.2 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 34% of their looks from outside this season.

Houston’s defense has been playing well, ranking 1st nationally, with 56.7 points allowed per game. Houston’s three-point defense is currently 53rd in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.8% of their shots vs. Houston.

In the current season, the Houston defense has excelled, sitting 1st in the nation by allowing 56.7 points per game. Houston’s three-point defense is currently 53rd in the country at 6.1 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 37.8% of their shots vs. Houston.

  • Ramon Walker Jr. (Out) Knee
  • Terrance Arceneaux (Out) Achilles
  • Joseph Tugler (Out) Foot

Aggies vs. Cougars Pick

Not only do we have the Cougars winning this one by a score of 79-66, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Cougars at -9.5.

Pick: Take the Cougars at -9.5

The Total

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 133, and our model projects the Aggies and Cougars to reach a combined total of 145 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

Pick: Go Over 133 points (-108)