Texas A&M vs Tennessee prediction, college basketball game preview, how to watch: Tuesday, February 1
Texas A&M vs Tennessee How To Watch
Date: Tuesday, February 1
Game Time: 7:00 ET
Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, TN
How To Watch: SEC Network
Record: Texas A&M (15-6), Tennessee (14-6)
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Texas A&M vs Tennessee Game Preview
Why Texas A&M Will Win
The Aggies might have lost their last three games, but they’ve been okay from the field and they’ve been better than usual from the outside.
Tennessee fits what Texas A&M needs and wants to do. The Aggies aren’t going to want a shootout with a whole lot of up-and-down action.
They’ll want to rely on their tough defense, coming up with a whole lot of steals, and somehow get the Vols into a grind. Tennessee’s game is also about forcing turnovers, but A&M is better at it.
Why Tennessee Will Win
The Vols couldn’t get the scoring going from the outside in the 52-51 loss to Texas a few days ago, but when they can force mistakes and get on the move to set up the offense, they’re fine.
No, they’re not good when they get into shootouts – they got run out of the gym by Kentucky – and again, that’s not really what Texas A&M wants to do.
The Vols move the ball around better than A&M does, they turn it over less, and they do a bit more from the outside.
Basically, the two teams play the same type of game, but Tennessee does it all a bit better. There’s that, and …
What’s Going To Happen
Tennessee has yet to lose at home.
It’s 2-4 on the road – and lost two neutral site games – but in Thompson-Boling, it’s 11-0. Texas A&M is a good road team, but it hasn’t beaten anyone like this.
Can the Aggies hit from the outside? They’re 8-0 when they make 40% or more from three, and Tennessee will give up outside shots.
This will be tight throughout with the Vols holding on late, but the Aggies will have their chances.
Texas A&M vs Tennessee Prediction, Lines
Tennessee 69, Texas A&M 65
Line: Tennessee -11, o/u: 131.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 3.5
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