Texas A&M Aggies vs. Houston Cougars NCAAB Betting Prediction

Texas A&M Aggies vs Houston Cougars Prediction 3/24/2024

The Texas A&M Aggies (21-14) travel to face off against the Houston Cougars (30-4) on Sunday, March 24th. This game will be played at FedExForum in Memphis and televised on TNT. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 8:40 ET.

Texas A&M Aggies vs Houston Cougars

The Texas A&M Aggies Are Coming Off A Win

As an underdog this season, Texas A&M has gone 6-6, and they are 21-14 overall. On the road, the Aggies have a record of 10-8 compared to 12-6 at home. Their average scoring margin on the road is +1.4.

Over their last ten games on the road, Texas A&M has gone 6-4. In their most recent game, they beat Nebraska by a score of 98-83. So far this season, they have been the underdog 12 times, going 6-6.

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

Today’s over/under line of 133 is lower than the average over/under line in Texas A&M’s games this season (144.9). In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 with an average scoring total of 183 points.

The Houston Cougars Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 30-4, including a 22-1 mark at home, Houston will be looking to improve on their 18-4 record in Big 12 play. The Cougars have gone 12-0 in non-conference games this season.

Over the team’s last ten games at home, they have gone 9-1. In their most recent game, they defeated Longwood by a score of 86-46.

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

Today’s over/under line of 133 is very close to the average over/under line in Houston’s games this season (132.8). So far, 20 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 127 points.

Texas A&M Offense Breakdown

Texas A&M is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 98 points versus Nebraska. This output is higher than their season-average of 74.8 points per game. Offensively, the Aggies hold a season-long field goal percentage of 39%, placing them 380th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 381st in terms of percentage and 218th in three-pointers made.

Wade Taylor IV (G) 18.9 3.4 4.0
Tyrece Radford (G) 16.0 6.1 2.4
Henry Coleman III (F) 8.8 5.8 0.7

Houston Offense Breakdown

The Houston offense is coming off a game where they scored 86 points against Longwood. They posted a field goal percentage of 58.5% and connected on 11 threes. Leading Houston in scoring vs. Longwood was LJ Cryer with his 17 points. Damian Dunn also added 17 points for the Cougars.

LJ Cryer (G) 15.3 2.3 1.9
Jamal Shead (G) 13.1 3.8 6.2
Emanuel Sharp (G) 12.2 3.7 0.9

Texas A&M Team Defense

In terms of defense, Texas A&M is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.6 points per game. The Texas A&M defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 83 points and allowed Nebraska to connect on 7 threes.

Houston Team Defense

The Cougars’ defense is presently ranked 1st nationally, allowing an average of 56.7 points per contest. So far, the Houston defense is giving up an average of 9.0 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8.4 times per game (356th).

Aggies vs Cougars Trends

  • Through their last ten road games, Texas A&M has an ATS record of just 6-4. However, their overall record was 6-4 while averaging 79 points per game.
  • In their last five games at home, the Cougars have a straight up record of 4-1 while going 1-3-1 vs the spread. The team averaged 73 points per game in this stretch.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Aggies have a straight up record of 4-6 and an ATS mark of 5-5.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Cougars have gone 5-4-1 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 9-1.

Aggies vs Cougars Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Cougars, with a final score of 79-66, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Cougars at -9.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 133 and given that our model is projecting 145 points between the teams, we like the over.

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