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Missouri vs Texas A&M Basketball GameDay: info, where to watch, predictions

The Aggies are the surprise team in the SEC so far this season.

NCAA Basketball: Louisiana State at Missouri Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

I’m not sure how many people would have predicted we’d be here when Missouri took the court in College Station on January 11th. Texas A&M was 70th in KenPom and had beaten just one team inside the top 100, and looking very much like a disappointment after a strong finish to the previous season. Mizzou was 38th in KenPom, 13-2, and looking the part of an NCAA Tournament team after Dennis Gates makeover.

The Aggies put the hurt on Mizzou in that matchup. But now the roles have reversed, not completely, but close. A&M is 34th in KenPom and 11-2 overall in the conference. They’ve gone from not being considered for the NCAA Tournament to looking like a team who should be safely in. Like Mizzou, they still have work to do, but Buzz Williams has turned this season around.

Missouri, meanwhile, is 7-6 in the SEC and a win would keep one of their most important records in tact. As of print, Mizzou had a perfect record in Quads 2-4, going 4-0, 3-0, and 8-0 in the last three quads. They are 4-7 in Quad 1, and Texas A&M is currently 31st in the NET. Which means that while the Aggies may be trending for a top 30 finish in the NET, they’re not there now. So at risk is the Tigers unblemished record in Q2-4.

The Aggies on the other hand need another Q1 win. The more the merrier for them since they have an 8-2 record in Q4. And when you have that many Ls in Q4 you’re really going to need to rack up Q1 & Q2 wins as much as possible. And Mizzou is firmly in the Q1 category.

So both teams have a lot at stake. I guess the good news is if Mizzou loses the Aggies likely get a bump into the top 30 so it would be a Q1 loss. But we don’t want them to lose, so they should shoot 30 for 30 from 3 and make this a blowout!

Here are the SEC Standings as we embark on a College Basketball Saturday...

  1. Alabama 12-1
  2. Texas A&M 11-2
  3. Tennessee 9-4
  4. Auburn 8-5
  5. Kentucky 8-5
  6. Missouri 7-6
  7. Vanderbilt 7-6
  8. Florida 7-6
  9. Arkansas 6-7
  10. Georgia 6-7
  11. Mississippi State 5-8
  12. Ole Miss 2-11
  13. South Carolina 2-11
  14. LSU 1-12

Missouri-Texas A&M basketball: Time, Location

TIME: 5:00 p.m. CT

DATE: Saturday, February 18, 2023

LOCATION: Mizzou Arena; Columbia, MO.

Missouri-Texas A&M basketball: Follow the game, TV Channel



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Missouri-Texas A&M basketball: Betting odds, predictions

As of Friday evening, Missouri is a 1.5-point favorite over Texas A&M, according to DraftKing’s Sportsbook. The total points (over/under) is 152.5.

College Basketball Games to Watch: 2-17-2023

Time (CT) Visitor Odds Home Odds O/U TV
Time (CT) Visitor Odds Home Odds O/U TV
11:00 AM Notre Dame Virginia (7) -13 130 ESPN2
11:00 AM Illinois Indiana (14) -4.5 147 ESPN
11:00 AM Seton Hall UConn (20) -10 134.5 FOX
12:00 PM Tennessee (10) -2 Kentucky 135.5 CBS
12:00 PM South Carolina LSU -7.5 132.5 SECN
1:00 PM Oklahoma Texas (6) -10.5 143 ESPN+
1:00 PM Iowa State(19) Kansas State (12) -3 134.5 ESPN
1:00 PM Wake Forest Miami (15) -7 157.5 ACCNX
1:00 PM Oklahoma State TCU (22) -5 140.5 ESPN+
1:00 PM Florida Arkansas -9 138 ESPN2
2:30 PM Mississippi State -3.5 Ole Miss 126 SECN
3:00 PM Baylor (9) Kansas (5) -5 148.5 ESPN
3:00 PM DePaul Xavier (16) -8.5 157 CBSSN
3:30 PM Villanova Providence (24) -5 138 FOX
5:00 PM Georgia Alabama (1) -18.5 151.5 SECN
5:00 PM Texas A&M Missouri -1.5 152.5 ESPN2
6:00 PM Gonzaga (13) -16 Pepperdine 163
6:30 PM Creighton (18) -7.5 St. John's 150 FS1
7:00 PM Colorado Arizona (8) -12 148 ESPN2
7:30 PM Auburn -3 Vanderbilt 145 SECN
9:00 PM BYU Saint Mary's (17) -10.5 130 ESPN2
9:30 PM California UCLA (4) -25 125.5 PAC12

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