College Basketball Betting Preview: Texas at Texas A&M

A compelling matchup of two nationally-ranked Big 12 schools gets the television spotlight on Monday night when No. 13 Texas A&M hosts No. 7 Texas (9:00 p.m. ET, ESPN).

The Longhorns (18-3 SU, 13-2 ATS) come into the game unbeaten in conference play at 6-0 SU while the Aggies (17-3 SU, 6-4-1- ATS) are 4-2 SU. Texas took care of Missouri 71-58 on Saturday while A&M was beaten at Nebraska.

Texas is listed as 1-point road favorite at and the total is 128.5. On the moneyline, the Longhorns are -120; the Aggies are +100.

The Aggies couldn’t shoot the ball at all in the second half against Nebraska on Saturday losing 57-48 as 1.5-point road dogs. A&M actually led by seven points at the half but scored just 17 points in the second. Worse, A&M turned the ball over at an alarming rate committing 14 turnovers.

Texas routed Missouri on Saturday 71-58 as 7-point home favorites to remain unbeaten in the conference. Jordan Hamilton played another excellent game netting 16 points and grabbing a career-best 13 rebounds. Gary Johnson added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Longhorns in the win.

Earlier this month in Austin, the Longhorns routed the Aggies by a score of 81-60 as 6.5-point favorites. Texas blitzed the Aggies early and led 20-5 at one point.

Normally when the Longhorns and the Aggies meet, the home team does well. In the last six years, the teams have split their season series with the home team winning each time. The Aggies won at home last season over the Longhorns by a score of 74-58. Texas has not won at A&M since 2004.

Here are some key college basketball betting stats for Monday’s game:

The Longhorns are 5-0 ATS in their last five road games. The Longhorns are 28-12 ATS in their last 40 Monday games. However, the Longhorns are 0-8 ATS in the last 8 meetings at Texas A&M.

The Aggies are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven home games. The Aggies are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 vs. the Big 12.

The under is 4-0 in the Longhorns’ last four road games. The under is 14-5 in the Longhorns’ last 19 Monday games.

The under is 10-3-1 in the Aggies’ last 14 overall. The under is 6-2-1 in the Aggies’ last nine home games. The under is 5-2 in the Aggies’ last seven Monday games.

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