Against the Spread Pick
Since the start of SEC play, the Aggies have been holding their own. They are 8-7 in conference and even though they are not going to be invited to the Big Dance they can compete thanks to a rugged defense that only gives up 65ppg. They just lost at home to Kentucky but had won three in a row prior to that, all as an underdog. Scoring has been their bugaboo at just 62ppg. Josh Nebo is the leading scorer at 12ppg but he is hardly fearsome. For a while LSU was leading the SEC but now they are in third place, tied with Florida. Their spot in the tournament seems solid but a home loss to a non-elite team would be less than ideal. Even though they are 19-9 overall their ATS record is not good, 12-15. Trendon Watford is having an underrated freshman season. The 6’9 forward can do a lot of things well and has been a difference-maker for them. Guard Skylar Mays provides a steady hand. Take LSU.
Over Under Pick
While the Tigers have just a couple of wins in their last seven, all of those games have gone over. Against good offensive teams I would definitely lean that way but that is not Texas A&M. I think the Aggies are going to keep this game from reaching its potential. Take the under. A&M is 11-16 O/U this season and even though LSU plays a little loose they don’t have the talent to capitalize.