Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt SEC Tournament Prediction 3/11/23
- Mar 11, 2023, 6:47:50 PM
The Texas A&M Aggies (24-8, 15-3 SEC) and Vanderbilt Commodores (20-13, 11-7 SEC) are set to face off in the SEC Tournament, and we've got all the information you need to make an informed bet on the game. In this article, we'll provide a team analysis of both squads, review the betting trends and public betting data, discuss any injuries that may affect the game, and make our prediction for the winner and the spread.
Texas A&M Aggies
The Texas A&M Aggies are the No. 18 team in the nation and one of the top squads in the SEC. They have a record of 24-8, including a 15-3 mark in conference play. Texas A&M ranks third in the SEC in team defense, allowing just 65.4 points per game and holding opponents to 40.1% shooting.
Wade Taylor IV is the team's top scorer, averaging 16.4 points per game. Over the past 10 games, Dexter Dennis has been a key contributor from beyond the arc, averaging 1.4 made three-pointers per game. The Aggies have won nine of their last 10 games, averaging 70.3 points, 33.8 rebounds, 11.3 assists, 5.5 steals, and 2.2 blocks per game during that stretch. They have held their opponents to an average of just 62.8 points per game over that span.
The Vanderbilt Commodores come into the SEC Tournament with a record of 20-13, including an 11-7 mark in conference play. They are the seventh-highest scoring team in the SEC, averaging 72.4 points per game and shooting 42.6% from the field.
Myles Stute is the team's top three-point shooter, hitting 36.3% of his shots from beyond the arc and averaging 2.2 made three-pointers per game. Tyrin Lawrence has been the team's top scorer over the past 10 games, averaging 15.2 points per game. Vanderbilt has won nine of their last 10 games, averaging 76.3 points, 32.6 rebounds, 11.6 assists, 4.6 steals, and 4.6 blocks per game during that stretch. They have held their opponents to an average of just 70.9 points per game over that span.
As of the writing of this article, the Texas A&M Aggies are 5.5-point favorites over the Vanderbilt Commodores. The over/under for the game is set at 140.5 points. Texas A&M has covered the spread in six of their last nine games against Vanderbilt, and the total has gone over in five of the last seven meetings between these two teams.
Public Betting Data
According to the public betting data, 65% of the bets are currently on the Texas A&M Aggies to cover the 5.5-point spread. 53% of the bets are on the over for the game.
The odds for the Texas A&M Aggies to win the game outright are -240, while the odds for the Vanderbilt Commodores to win the game outright are +200.
There are no major injuries to report for either team heading into this game.
Based on our analysis of both teams, we believe that the Texas A&M Aggies will win this game and cover the 5.5-point spread. While Vanderbilt has been playing well over their last 10 games, Texas A&M has been one of the top teams in the SEC all season long, and they have a stifling defense that should give Vanderbilt trouble.
The Aggies have been consistently dominant throughout the season, and they have the talent and experience to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament. With a strong defense led by Wade Taylor IV and a balanced offense, Texas A&M has all the tools they need to come out on top in this game.
While Vanderbilt is a talented team that is capable of pulling off an upset, we believe that they will struggle against Texas A&M's tough defense. Myles Stute and Tyrin Lawrence are both capable of putting up big numbers, but they will be facing a tough challenge against the Aggies.
Pick: Texas A&M Aggies (-5.5)
In conclusion, the Texas A&M Aggies are the clear favorites to win this game and advance in the SEC Tournament. With a dominant defense and a balanced offense, Texas A&M should have no trouble covering the 5.5-point spread against Vanderbilt. If you're looking to make a bet on this game, we recommend taking the Texas A&M Aggies to cover the spread and continue their impressive run this season.