Texas A&M +1600 to win SEC Tournament
A lot hasn't gone Texas A&M's way this season. Virtually all of the Aggies' core group has missed multiple games at multiple times due to injury or suspension. Included in that is senior point guard Duane Wilson who is out for the remainder of the year. A&M is 1-6 when Wilson doesn't suit up. But even without Wilson, this team has plenty of talent. During non-conference play, the Aggies went 11-1 with wins over West Virginia, Oklahoma State, Penn State, and USC. Their lone loss was by three points to Arizona in Phoenix. The aforementioned injuries and suspensions led to an 0-5 start to SEC play. They finally got going with wins in six of their next eight including back-to-back over Auburn and Kentucky. But since then they've gone 1-3; the lone victory at Vanderbilt by eight after leading by 24. At its best, Texas A&M is as good as any team in the SEC. At its worst, they’re hosting a first round game in the NIT. The SEC is a mess of a conference. Auburn has been exposed of late, losing three of four. Florida and Arkansas are wildly inconsistent. As is Kentucky. Tennessee is the most complete and consistent squad but certainly beatable. Texas A&M is currently as high as 16-1 to win the SEC Tournament. That's a great price on a team that talent-wise can matchup with anyone in the league. There are four teams (Mississippi State 7-1, Arkansas 16-1, Missouri 14-1, and Alabama 10-1) with the same or lower odds that A&M would likely be favorite over on a neutral floor. A key though is making sure they avoid the play-in game as one of the four bottom seeds. If A&M can get in the 8 vs. 9 matchup, obviously win, they could draw top seed Auburn, who they beat on the road. Overall, a bet worth making considering the healthy return.