NCAAB: #10 Penn State vs #7 Texas A&M Odds, and Picks (Mar 16)

  • Penn State lost in the Big-10 title game, falling 67-65 to Purdue.
  • Texas A&M lost to Alabama in the SEC final, by a score of 82-63.
  • These two teams last met on November 21, 2017, in a game that Texas A&M won 98-87.

Penn State (22-13) and Texas A&M (25-9) match up for a stellar bout between two teams that made their conference finals. Penn State is 0-4 against Texas A&M, but will look to pull off an upset in this game.

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How to Watch

  • Where: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
  • When: Thursday, March 16, 2023, at 9:55 p.m ET
  • How to Watch: TBS


Game Preview

Penn State came very close to winning the Big-10 title game, but came up just short. They now enter the tourney 8-2 over their last 10 games, continuing to be red-hot. Unfortunately, the committee put the Nittany Lions in a tough spot, seeding them at #10, and forcing them into a matchup with a Texas A&M team that should have been seeded much higher. They’ll fight to overcome the committee.

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Texas A&M was also given poor positioning by the committee, being seeded at #7, while deserving a 4 or 5 seed. Instead of facing a 12 or 13 seed in the first round, and a 4/5 seed in the second round, they’ll take on red-hot Penn State and then presumably #2 Texas if they win. The Aggies have won 10 of their last 12 games and won’t go down easy, despite the very dangerous path they were given.


This game features two very underrated teams that ended the season red-hot. Either one has a chance of winning this game, but I was more impressed with Penn State’s performance in their conference final than Texas A&M’s. Going off of that and the danger that Jalen Pickett creates with his versatility, I see the Nittany Lions coming away with a big upset here, and keeping their hot streak alive.



Keith McCarthy is an experienced sports analyst with a passion for predicting the outcomes of games spanning across sports such as football, basketball, baseball, and hockey, with a special expertise in college sports.

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