Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Tigers and Aggies. The game is starting at 8:30 ET on SECN, and it's hosted by the Aggies at Reed Arena in College Station, TX. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Southeastern conference contest is set at 146.5 points, with the Aggies being the favored team playing at home against the Tigers.

LSU TIGERS VS TEXAS A&M AGGIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: LSU Tigers +11.5

This game will be played at Reed Arena at 8:30 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE LSU TIGERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Aggies.
  • Even though we have Texas A&M winning straight-up, we like LSU at +11.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Road Win Possible for LSU?

LSU comes into this game as the underdog, with a point spread of +11.5. So far this season, they have an overall record of 8-5 and have won their last two games. In their last game, they faced off against Northwestern State and won by a score of 96-55.

On the road this season, LSU is just 1-2 and have an average scoring margin of -9.3 points per game. Over their last ten road games, they are just 2-8.

LSU has an ATS record of just 5-8 this season and they are 1-3 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Tigers have gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for LSU is 6-7, and today's over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year (143.7). So far, 8 of their games have finished with more points than today's over/under line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1, and the average scoring total in those games is 161 points.

LSU's offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 96 points against Northwestern State. They had an overall field goal percentage of 61% and made 13/20 free throws. The top scorer for the Tigers was Mike Williams III with 20 points, while Will Baker also added 17 to the scoreboard.

The Tigers' defense is presently ranked 105th nationally, allowing an average of 69.0 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 9.0 threes per game vs. Texas A&M. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.6%.

Is A Home Victory Likely for Favored Texas A&M?

Coming into today's matchup, Texas A&M is favored by 11.5 points and have an overall record of 9-4. In their last game, the Aggies defeated Prairie View A&M by a score of 79-54.

So far this season, Texas A&M has gone 6-2 at home and have an average scoring margin of +14.9 points per game at home. Over their last ten games at home, the Aggies are 7-3.

As the favorite this season, Texas A&M has an ATS mark of 4-5 and they are 5-5 vs. the spread at home in their last 10 games. Overall, the Aggies have an ATS record of 7-6 this year.

So far this season, the over/under record for Texas A&M sits at 8-5. Today's over/under line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (141.3). Over their last three games, their games have averaged 132 points compared to their season average of 142.8 points per game. On the year, 9 of their games have finished with fewer points than today's over/under line.

Texas A&M's offense is coming off a good game, putting up 79 points vs. Prairie View A&M. Overall, they hit 40.6% of their shots from the field and went 20/38 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring is Wade Taylor IV, who is averaging 17.6 heading into today's matchup. Additionally, Henry Coleman III also maintains a PPG average of 12.8 heading into game.

Texas A&M's defense has been playing well, ranking 75th nationally, with 66.6 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.3 threes per game vs. LSU. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 35.1%.