Texas A&M @ LSU
Current Records: Texas A&M 15-4; LSU 15-4
What to Know
The #19 LSU Tigers won both of their matches against the Texas A&M Aggies last season (77-54 and 78-66) and are aiming for the same result on Wednesday. LSU and A&M will face off in an SEC battle at 9 p.m. ET at Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.
On Saturday, the Tigers lost to the Tennessee Volunteers on the road by a decisive 64-50 margin. One thing holding LSU back was the mediocre play of forward Darius Days, who did not have his best game: he played for 26 minutes but put up just five points on 2-for-10 shooting.
Meanwhile, it was close but no cigar for A&M as they fell 76-73 to the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday. Guard Wade Taylor IV put forth a good effort for the losing side as he shot 5-for-8 from beyond the arc and finished with 25 points. Taylor IV's performance made up for a slower matchup against the Kentucky Wildcats last week. Taylor IV's points were the most he has had all season.
LSU is the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread on Saturday might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 15-4. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Tigers come into the game boasting the sixth most takeaways per game in college basketball at 18.4. The Aggies are completely their equal: they also come into the game with 18.4 takeaways.
How To Watch
- When: Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET
- Where: Pete Maravich Assembly Center -- Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- TV: SEC Network
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $24.00
The Tigers are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Aggies, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
LSU have won nine out of their last 13 games against Texas A&M.
- Jan 26, 2021 - LSU 78 vs. Texas A&M 66
- Dec 29, 2020 - LSU 77 vs. Texas A&M 54
- Feb 29, 2020 - LSU 64 vs. Texas A&M 50
- Jan 14, 2020 - LSU 89 vs. Texas A&M 85
- Feb 26, 2019 - LSU 66 vs. Texas A&M 55
- Jan 30, 2019 - LSU 72 vs. Texas A&M 57
- Jan 23, 2018 - LSU 77 vs. Texas A&M 65
- Jan 06, 2018 - LSU 69 vs. Texas A&M 68
- Feb 04, 2017 - Texas A&M 85 vs. LSU 73
- Jan 11, 2017 - Texas A&M 92 vs. LSU 62
- Mar 12, 2016 - Texas A&M 71 vs. LSU 38
- Feb 13, 2016 - LSU 76 vs. Texas A&M 71
- Jan 19, 2016 - Texas A&M 71 vs. LSU 57
Injury Report for LSU
- Darius Days: Game-Time Decision (Ankle)
- Xavier Pinson: Game-Time Decision (Knee)
- Adam Miller: Out for the Season (Knee)
Injury Report for Texas A&M
- Jalen Johnson: Out for the Season (Knee)
- Ashton Smith: Out for the Season (Not Injury Related)