The Texas A&M Aggies (20-7, 12-2 SEC) will be trying to continue a nine-game home winning streak when taking on the Tennessee Volunteers (20-7, 9-5 SEC) on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at Reed Arena. It airs at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN.
Tuesday’s matchup between the Aggies and the Volunteers features the Aggies as small 2.5-point favorites. The game’s point total is 129.5.
Texas A&M vs. Tennessee Odds
Point Spread for Texas A&M vs. Tennessee
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with sportsbooks listing Texas A&M as the favorite.
Texas A&M vs. Tennessee Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Texas A&M has -142 odds to pick up the win, while Tennessee is listed at +121 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 129.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Tuesday, February 21, 2023
- Game Time: 7:00 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPN
- Location: College Station, Texas
- Arena: Reed Arena
Texas A&M vs. Tennessee Betting Trends
Against the spread, Texas A&M is 18-9-0 this season. The Aggies have come away with 17 wins in the 21 contests they have been listed as the favorites in this season. Texas A&M’s games this year have hit the over 13 times in 27 opportunities (48.1%).
Against the spread, Tennessee is 14-13-0 this year. The Volunteers have been listed as the moneyline underdog only one other time so far this season, a game they lost. Tennessee’s games this year have hit the over 37% of the time (10 out of 27 games with a set point total).
Texas A&M vs. Tennessee Key Players to Watch
Tyrece Radford posts 13.4 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocked shots. Dexter Dennis posts 9.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists per contest, shooting 39.2% from the floor and 29.7% from beyond the arc with 1.2 made 3-pointers per game. Henry Coleman III posts a team-leading 5.9 rebounds per contest. He is also averaging 9.9 points and 1 assists, shooting 53.7% from the floor.
Zakai Zeigler paces the Volunteers in assists (5.4 per game), and produces 10.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. He also puts up 2 steals and 0.2 blocked shots. Santiago Vescovi is the Volunteers’ top scorer (12.5 points per game) and assist man (2.7), and produces 4.4 rebounds. The Volunteers get 10.5 points, 5 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game from Olivier Nkamhoua. Julian Phillips gives the Volunteers 9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.6 assists per contest. He also puts up 0.7 steals and 0.6 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Texas A&M Aggies
So far this season, five out of Texas A&M’s 14 SEC games have gone over the point total. The Aggies rank 120th in the nation with 74.3 points per game so far this year. At the other end, they rank 65th with 65.9 points allowed per game. Texas A&M ranks 23rd-best in college basketball by allowing just 27.7 rebounds per game. It ranks 45th in college basketball by averaging 34.5 rebounds per contest.
At home, the Aggies are putting up 1.7 fewer points per game (73.9) than they are when playing on the road (75.6). With 6.3 three-pointers per game, Texas A&M ranks 294th in college basketball. It owns a 33.1% shooting percentage from beyond the arc, which ranks 242nd in college basketball. The Aggies are ceding 8.1 three-pointers per game (285th-ranked in college basketball) this year, while allowing a 33.2% three-point percentage (146th-ranked).
The Aggies have a 6-4 record against the spread while finishing 8-2 overall in their last 10 contests. Four of Texas A&M’s last 10 contests have hit the over. In its last 10 games, Texas A&M has been racking up 71.2 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 74.3 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Texas A&M’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (65.1) is 0.8 fewer points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (65.9).
What you need to know about the Tennessee Volunteers
Tennessee and its opponents have combined to go over the point total five out of 14 times this year in SEC action. In 2022-23, the Volunteers are 174th in college basketball offensively (71.7 points scored per game) and third-best on defense (56.7 points conceded). In 2022-23, Tennessee is eighth-best in the country in rebounds (36.8 per game) and 69th in rebounds conceded (29.1).
The Volunteers score 76.2 points per game at home, and 67.3 on the road. With 7.6 made 3-pointers per game and shooting 32.2% from beyond the arc, Tennessee is 156th and 284th in the nation, respectively, in those categories. The Volunteers are the 19th-best squad in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (5.5 per game) and best in 3-point percentage defensively (24.9%).
The Volunteers have gone 6-4 in their last 10 contests, with a 5-5 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 contests, Tennessee has gone over the total four times. Tennessee is scoring 67.1 points per game in its last 10 games, which is 4.6 fewer points than its average for the season (71.7). The Volunteers are giving up 61.4 points per contest in their past 10 games, which is 4.7 more points than they are allowing for the season (56.7).
Texas A&M vs. Tennessee Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this game is Tennessee, and we predict that Tennessee will cover the spread (Texas A&M -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 129.5 points.
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