Houston vs. Texas A&M Prediction: Live Odds, Stats, History & Picks – Sunday, March 24, 2024

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The No. 1 seed Houston Cougars (31-4) will aim to advance to the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament when they face the No. 9 seed Texas A&M Aggies (21-14) on Sunday at 8:40 PM ET.

The Cougars match up with the Aggies in a game that Houston is currently a strong favorite by 8.5 points. The point total for the game is 134.5.

Houston vs. Texas A&M Odds

Point Spread for Houston vs. Texas A&M

The spread for this matchup is set at 8.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Houston as the favorite.

Houston vs. Texas A&M Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Houston has -425 odds to pick up the win, while Texas A&M is listed at +330 to claim victory.

Houston vs. Texas A&M Over/Under

Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 134.5 points.

Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Sunday, March 24, 2024
  • Game Time: 8:40 PM ET
  • TV Channel: TNT
  • Location: Memphis, Tennessee
  • Arena: FedExForum

Houston vs. Texas A&M Betting Trends

Against the spread, Houston is 17-16-2 this year. The Cougars have been moneyline favorites in 26 games this season and have come away with the win 22 times (84.6%) in those contests. Houston’s games this year have hit the over 15 times in 35 opportunities (42.9%).

Texas A&M has 17 wins against the spread in 35 games this year. The Aggies have gone 5-6 in games they were the underdog on the moneyline (winning 45.5% of those games). Texas A&M’s games this season have hit the over on 22 of 35 set point totals (62.9%).

Houston vs. Texas A&M Key Players to Watch

Houston

Jamal Shead paces the Cougars at 6.3 assists per game, while also posting 3.7 rebounds and 13.0 points. J’wan Roberts is tops on the Cougars at 6.7 rebounds per game, while also putting up 1.9 assists and 9.3 points. LJ Cryer posts a team-leading 15.4 points per game. He is also putting up 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists, shooting 40.6% from the floor and 39.1% from beyond the arc with 3.1 made 3-pointers per game. Emanuel Sharp is posting 12.3 points, 0.9 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game.

Texas A&M

Wade Taylor IV is posting team highs in points (19.0 per game) and assists (4.1). And he is delivering 3.4 rebounds, making 37.4% of his shots from the field and 32.9% from beyond the arc, with 2.7 triples per game. Tyrece Radford gets the Aggies 16.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. He also averages 0.5 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Andersson Garcia is the Aggies’ top rebounder (9.2 per game), and he delivers 5.8 points and 1.5 assists. The Aggies receive 7.3 points, 5.7 rebounds and 0.8 assists per game from Solomon Washington.

What you need to know about the Houston Cougars

The Cougars are scoring 73.4 points per game this season (183rd-ranked in college basketball), but they’ve really played well on defense, giving up only 56.7 points per game (best). Houston has been shining in terms of rebounding this year, ranking best in the nation in rebounds per game () and best in rebounds allowed per contest ().

Houston is making 7.8 three-pointers per game (135th-ranked in college basketball). It has a 35.0% shooting percentage (128th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Cougars rank ninth-best in college basketball by giving up a three-point shooting percentage of 29.8% to opponents. They rank 55th in college basketball by surrendering 6.0 treys per contest.

The Cougars have gone 9-1 in their past 10 contests, with a 5-4-1 record against the spread during that span. Houston has gone over the total in five of its past 10 contests. In its last 10 games, Houston has been racking up 72.1 points per game, an average that’s a little lower than the 73.4 it has scored over the course of the 2023-24 season. Houston has been less stingy on defense as of late, giving up 60.9 points per game during its past 10 contests compared to the 56.7 points per game its opponents average over the 2023-24 season.

What you need to know about the Texas A&M Aggies

With 75.5 points scored per game and 71.2 points allowed, the Aggies are 113th in the country on offense and 154th defensively. In 2023-24, Texas A&M is best in college basketball in rebounds ( per game) and best in rebounds conceded ().

Texas A&M is 218th in the nation in 3-pointers made (7.1 per game) and 11th-worst in 3-point percentage (29.2%). The Aggies are the 12th-worst team in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (8.8 per game) and 170th in 3-point percentage defensively (33.8%).

The Aggies have gone 6-4 over their last 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread during that span. Texas A&M has hit the over in eight of its past 10 outings. While Texas A&M is averaging 75.5 points per game in 2023-24, it has improved that mark in its past 10 games, producing 78.6 a contest. The Aggies have played worse defensively in their previous 10 games, surrendering 75.5 points per contest, 4.3 more points their than season average of 71.2.

Houston vs. Texas A&M Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this matchup is Houston, and we predict that Houston will cover the spread (Houston -8.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 134.5 points.

How to bet Houston vs. Texas A&M

You can bet on Houston vs. Texas A&M at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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WRITTEN BY

Matt Rooney

Matt comes from Chicago and has lived in the area his whole life. Graduated from and played football at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL while also serving as the director of student sports broadcasting. He writes for Betsperts as well as appears on several shows across the network.

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