After a 92 to 88 miracle comeback win over Northern Iowa in Round 2, the number 3 seeded Texas A&M Aggies tackle the number 2 seeded Oklahoma Sooners in the Sweet 16 on Thursday, March 24. Oklahoma stamped their ticket to the Sweet 16 after beating VCU 85 to 81 in Round 2. The game takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Tip-off is at 7:37 pm ET.
Texas A&M has won 9 out of its last 10. The Aggies only loss was in its last 10 was in overtime to Kentucky in the SEC Tournament. Oklahoma has won 7 out of its last 10.
Bet the No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies vs No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners March Madness Sweet 16 Odds
The NCAA Tournament March Madness Sweet Sixteen betting odds favor Oklahoma by two points to beat Texas. The over/under is 146 points. If you are betting the game straight up, the money line pays 170 on 100 if you back the Aggies and 100 on 145 if you back the Sooners. Oklahoma is a terrible 12 and 20 ATS overall this season. Oklahoma is 0 and 7 ATS in their last 7 games. Texas A&M is 16-13-2 ATS overall this season. The Aggies have gone 6 and 2 ATS in their last 8 games.
What: March Madness – West Region – Sweet Sixteen
Who: No. 3 Texas A&M Aggies (28-8) at No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners (27-7)
When: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Start Time: 6:37 PM ET
Where: Anaheim, California
Stadium: Honda Center
Spread: Oklahoma -2.5
Moneyline: Texas A&M +170 Vs Oklahoma -145
Game Total: 146
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Why Bet The No. 3 seeded Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M’s defense is capable of slowing down Oklahoma’s offense. The Aggies allow 66.1 points per game on average. Opponents shoot 40.5% from the field and 33% from three against the Aggies. Oklahoma has a great offense, but Texas A&M’s defense is good enough to put the clamps on Oklahoma’s offense. Buddy Hield could still get his points while the Aggies shut down every other player on the Sooners’ team.
Why Bet The No. 2 seeded Oklahoma Sooners
Buddy Hield is unstoppable. The likely Naismith Player of the Year Award winner has proven his mettle in the NCAA Tournament. While fellow Naismith Finalist Denzel Valentine with Michigan State bowed out in the first round, Hield scored 27 points against Cal State Bakersfield, where he went 8 out of 14 from the field and shot 50% from three. Against VCU in Round 2, Hield scored 36 points. He went 11 out of 20 from the field and 6 out of 13 from three.
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As long as Buddy Hield plays for Oklahoma, the Sooners are going to be a difficult team to beat. But, Hield can’t break down a defense like what Texas A&M has all by himself.
The Aggies were great versus the three all season long. They allowed Northern Iowa to shoot over 35% from three. But that was because Texas A&M bottled up the Panther players inside. Northern Iowa shot only 39% from the field.
Versus Oklahoma, the Aggies might have an easier time on the defensive end. Oklahoma only has 1 player that dictates their scoring. That player is Buddy Hield. If the Aggies come out with a terrific game plan to either force Buddy into bad shots or take away his teammates, Texas A&M can pull off the upset.