An SEC showdown has No. 11 Tennessee and No. 25 Texas A&M clashing on Tuesday night. Both teams roll into this matchup with a record of 20-7 overall. With the NCAA Tournament quickly approaching, these teams are looking to find a rhythm. Tennessee leads the all-time series 11-6, including a three-game winning streak. Josiah-Jordan James (ankle) and Julian Phillips (hip) remain day-to-day for Tennessee.
Tipoff in College Stadium, Texas, is set for 7 p.m. ET. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Aggies as 2.5-point favorites in the latest Tennessee vs. Texas A&M odds. The over/under for total points is set at 129.5. Before locking in any Texas A&M vs. Tennessee picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven computer model.
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Tennessee vs. Texas A&M spread: Texas A&M -2.5Tennessee vs. Texas A&M over/under: 129.5 pointsTennessee vs. Texas A&M money line: Texas A&M -145, Tennessee +122UT: 14-13 against the spread this season TAMU: 18-9 against the spread this season Tennessee vs. Texas A&M picks: See picks at SportsLine
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Why Tennessee can coverThe Vols could be shorthanded, but they play sound defense regardless of the lineup they put on the floor. Tennessee ranks third nationally in scoring defense, giving up just 56.7 points per game. The Vols also rank 10th nationally in rebounding margin (+7) and all of their main bigs — Olivier Nkamhoua, Uros Plavsic and Jonas Aidoo — should be healthy.
Finding consistent scoring has been a struggle for Tennessee lately, but guard Zakai Zeigler is a spark plug who can ignite the offense. The 5-foot-9 point guard averages 10.8 points and 5.4 assists per game. He’s gone off for more than 20 points twice in SEC play already, so the Vols will be looking to him to help pull off the small upset on the road.
Why Texas A&M can coverThe Aggies have been one of the best-scoring offenses in the SEC. They head into this matchup ranked tied for third in points (74.3), fifth in field-goal percentage (.444) and fourth in 3-point percentage (.331). Sophomore guard Wade Taylor IV has been a major contributor to this squad. Taylor IV can create his own shot with ease and has solid range on his jumpers.
The Texas native also scans the floor quickly to dime the open man. Taylor IV is fifth in the conference in assists (4.2) with 15.6 points per game. Additionally, he shoots 37% from downtown. Taylor IV dropped 20-plus points in three of his last four games. In his previous matchup, he totaled 21 points, four rebounds and six assists.
How to make Texas A&M vs. Tennessee picksSportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the point total, projecting the teams to combine for 135 points. The model also says one side of the spread hits almost 70% of the time. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine.
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