Texas A&M First Round Betting Line Vs. Penn State – March 16, 2023

Posted on March 13, 2023

A first-round NCAA Tournament matchup will see the 7-seed Texas A&M Aggies (25-9) take the court as a 2.5-point favorite against the No. 10 seed Penn State Nittany Lions (22-13) on Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena (IA). The matchup begins at 9:55 PM on TBS. Here’s what you need to know about this 7-10 matchup before filling out your brackets.

Thursday’s game between the Aggies and the Nittany Lions features the Aggies as 2.5-point favorites. The over/under for the game is 135.5.

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Texas A&M Betting Line, Matchup Info Vs. Penn State

  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 9:55 PM ET
  • Where: Wells Fargo Arena (IA) in Des Moines, Iowa
  • How to Watch on TV: TBS
  • Spread Favorite: Texas A&M -2.5
  • Moneyline Favorite: Texas A&M -159
  • Moneyline Underdog: Penn State +128
  • Over/Under: 135.5 points

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Texas A&M Betting Trends

  • The Aggies have covered 23 times in 34 matchups with a spread this season.
  • Texas A&M has an ATS record of 17-7 when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites this season.
  • The Aggies have been victorious in 22, or 84.6%, of the 26 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season.
  • This year, Texas A&M has won 19 of 23 games when listed as at least -159 or better on the moneyline.
  • So far this season, 16 out of the Aggies’ 34 games have gone over the point total.
  • Texas A&M and its opponents have scored more than 135.5 points in 19 of 34 games this season.
  • The average total in Aggies games this year is 139.4, 3.9 more than this matchup’s over/under.

Texas A&M Top Performers

Wade Taylor IV 34 16.5 2.7 4.0 1.8 0.1 2.3
Tyrece Radford 34 13.2 5.4 2.4 0.9 0.3 1.1
Julius Marble 34 9.2 4.2 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.0
Henry Coleman III 34 9.2 5.7 0.9 0.9 0.1 0.0
Dexter Dennis 33 9.2 5.7 1.2 0.8 0.6 1.2

Texas A&M Season Stats

  • Texas A&M has a +239 scoring differential, topping opponents by 7.0 points per game. It is putting up 73.2 points per game to rank 139th in college basketball and is allowing 66.2 per outing to rank 65th in college basketball.
  • The Aggies average 34.8 rebounds per game (58th in college basketball) while allowing 29.6 per contest to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 5.2 boards per game.
  • The Aggies are scoring 71.7 points per game this year in conference games, which is 1.5 fewer points per game than their season average (73.2).
  • Texas A&M is allowing 64.7 points per game this season in conference tilts, which is 1.5 fewer points allowed per game than its overall average (66.2).
  • The Aggies are averaging 5.8 treys per game this year in conference tilts, which is 0.3 fewer threes per game than their season average (6.1). When it comes to three-point percentage, they are more productive in SEC action (33.0%) than overall (32.8%).
  • Texas A&M is posting 73.1 points per game at home. When playing on the road, it is faring better offensively, averaging 73.7 points per contest.
  • The Aggies surrender 60.5 points per game at home this year, compared to 67.0 in away games.

Texas A&M Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
2/28/2023 Ole Miss W 69-61 Away -5
3/4/2023 Alabama W 67-61 Home -1.5
3/10/2023 Arkansas W 67-61 Home -1
3/11/2023 Vanderbilt W 87-75 Home -5.5
3/12/2023 Alabama L 82-63 Away +4.5
3/16/2023 Penn State Home -2.5

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Penn State Betting Trends

  • Penn State has won 21 games against the spread this season, while failing to cover 14 times.
  • When playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs this season, the Nittany Lions have an ATS record of 10-5.
  • Penn State has won seven, or 43.8%, of the 16 games it has played as underdogs this season.
  • The Nittany Lions have a record of 4-8 in games where bookmakers have them as underdogs of at least +128 on the moneyline.
  • So far this year, 20 out of Penn State’s 35 games with an over/under have gone over the point total.
  • Nittany Lions games this season have had a combined scoring total higher than 135.5 points in 20 of 35 outings.
  • The average total for Penn State’s games this season has been 140.7, 5.2 more points than this matchup’s over/under.

Penn State Top Performers

Jalen Pickett 35 17.9 7.3 6.7 1.0 0.5 1.3
Seth Lundy 34 14.4 6.3 0.9 0.7 0.6 2.6
Andrew Funk 35 12.1 2.9 1.1 0.5 0.1 2.9
Camren Wynter 35 8.9 2.9 2.0 0.5 0.0 1.0
Myles Dread 35 5.3 2.0 0.9 0.5 0.1 1.6

Penn State Season Stats

  • The Nittany Lions have a +137 scoring differential, topping opponents by 3.9 points per game. They’re putting up 72.3 points per game, 165th in college basketball, and are giving up 68.4 per contest to rank 125th in college basketball.
  • Penn State ranks 293rd in the nation at 30.8 rebounds per game. That’s 2.6 fewer than the 33.4 its opponents average.
  • In 2022-23, the Nittany Lions have put up 70.1 points per game in Big Ten action, and 72.3 overall.
  • In conference play, Penn State is giving up more points (69.8 per game) than it is overall (68.4) in 2022-23.
  • The Nittany Lions make fewer 3-pointers in Big Ten play (10.4 per game) than overall (10.7), but have a higher 3-point percentage in conference games (38.9%) than overall (38.8%).
  • Penn State averages 76.8 points per game at home, and 69.1 away.
  • The Nittany Lions are giving up fewer points at home (65.9 per game) than on the road (72.6).

Penn State Recent And Upcoming Schedule

Date Opponent Score Home/Away Spread
3/5/2023 Maryland W 65-64 Home -4
3/9/2023 Illinois W 79-76 Away +3
3/10/2023 Northwestern W 67-65 Away +1.5
3/11/2023 Indiana W 77-73 Away +4
3/12/2023 Purdue L 67-65 Away +7.5
3/16/2023 Texas A&M Away +2.5

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