Texas A&M vs. Alabama Odds, Lines & Tips for the SEC Title Game
March 11, 2023; Nashville, TN, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nate Oats speaks to forward Brandon Miller (24) against the Missouri Tigers during the second half at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports
- Alabama is a four-point favorite over Texas A&M in Sunday’s SEC Tournament Championship Game
- Alabama is the tournament’s top seed and Texas A&M is the second seed
- For a look at the odds and matchup between Texas A&M and Alabama, see below with a prediction
The top seeds will go head-to-head when Alabama meets Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament Championship Game at 1:00 p.m. ET on Sunday at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena.
#4 Alabama (28-5) defeated Missouri 72-61 in Saturday’s semifinals for their sixth win in their last seven games. #18 Texas A&M (25-8) extended his winning streak to four games and won for the 10thth time in his last 11 games by beating Vanderbilt 87-75 in the other semifinal.
The game will be broadcast by ESPN.
Odds between Texas A&M and Alabama
|team||money line||spread||In total|
|Texas A&M||+155||+4 (-110)||Over 145 (-110)|
|Alabama||-186||-4 (-110)||Under 145 (-110)|
Alabama is favored by four points over Texas A&M and is a -186 pick on the moneyline in college basketball odds, giving the Crimson Tide an implied winning probability of 65.03%. Alabama is listed at +750 in the NCAA tournament championship odds and the Aggies have +7500 shots.
Odds as of March 11th at Barstool Sportsbook.
Texas A&M betting outlook
A heated first half gave Texas A&M a 49-25 lead over Vanderbilt at the break on Saturday, and the Aggies drove to victory.
In the first 20 minutes, Texas A&M made 20 of 29 (69.0%) including 7 of 12 (58.3%) three-point attempts. The Aggies reached the title game for the third time in the program’s history.
Overall, Texas A&M shot 59.6% (31 of 52) and 52.6% (10 of 19). The Aggies also had a 39-30 rebounding edge, forcing Vanderbilt to make 17 turnovers.
Sophomore guard Wade Taylor IV led Texas A&M with 25 points and four assists. He made 8 of 13 shots from the field and 4 of 7 from beyond the arc.
WADE TAYLOR IV: FIRST TEAM ALL SEC pic.twitter.com/XIqjPg7vfQ
— Barstool Texas A&M (@BarstoolTexasAM) March 6, 2023
Taylor is averaging 16.6 points, 4.0 assists and 1.8 steals per game this season. He is fourth in the SEC in scoring and has 12 games with at least 20 points.
Senior guard Tyrece Radford added 16 points and five assists. Junior forward Julius Marble scored 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting.
Radford has 13.3 points and 5.5 rebounds in a game for Texas A&M that is 36th in the nation in the rating (76.2). The Aggies are 18th in field goal defense (40.1%).
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Alabama betting prospects
As he has all season, freshman forward Brandon Miller led Alabama with 20 points and 11 rebounds in Saturday’s win over Missouri. He enabled the Crimson Tide to win their seventh SEC tournament title.
Miller shot 8 of 11 overall and 3 for 6 from three-point range by scoring his 12th Game of last at least 20 points this season. He also had his eighth double-double.
Averaging 19.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, Miller was named both SEC Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year earlier this week. He leads the conference in scoring and is fifth in rebounding.
Another freshman forward, Noah Clowney, added 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting. He also took 3 of 6 shots from long range.
Clowney has season averages of 10.0 points and 8.3 rebounds while ranking fourth in the conference in boards.
How did Noah Clowney end this ⁉️ 😯 @AlabamaMBB
📺: ESPN2 pic.twitter.com/qmp4Xq0FP0
— ESPN (@espn) February 16, 2023
Sophomore center Charles Bediako was a perfect 5-of-5 from the field, finishing with 10 points and five rebounds.
The Crimson Tide have a third player to score double digits in junior guard Mark Sears, who has a 13.1 average following his transfer from Ohio. He was just 2 of 10 overall and 1 of 9 from the three-point range on Saturday on a nine-point performance.
Alabama held Missouri on just 33.8% (23 of 68) shots and passed the Tigers 44-28 despite the Crimson Tide spinning the ball 17 times.
Alabama ranks third nationally for both field goal defense (37.5%) and three-point defense (27.9%). The Crimson Tide is sixth overall (82.5).
Texas A&M vs Alabama Prediction
Texas A&M has won five straight matchups against Alabama, including beating Crimson Tide 67-61 in the regular-season finals on March 4 at home. Taylor led the Aggies with 28 points. Miller had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Alabama.
Texas A&M has Alabama’s number and numbers to at least keep things closed again this time.
Choice: Texas A&M +4 (-110)
Season record: 32-28 (+1.2 units) ATS, 4-9 (-4.5 units) ML
John Perrotto has been reporting and writing about sports for various media outlets for over 40 years. His work has been published in magazines such as USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Associated Press, Baseball Digest, and more. John lives in Beaver Falls, PA.
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