2 College Hoops Best Bets for Wednesday, February 28: Can Broome and Auburn Upset Tennessee?

2 College Hoops Best Bets for Wednesday, February 28

Ready to churn out some profits on the college hardwood? We got you! Here are 2 college hoops best bets for Wednesday, February 28. Good luck!

Auburn Tigers @ Tennessee Volunteers

The 11th-ranked Auburn Tigers are 21-6 on the season and just a game behind the Volunteers in the SEC standings. They have won 5 of their last 7 games, including wins over then #11 South Carolina and #16 Alabama.

Their latest game was another road contest which they won 97-76 over Georgia. Jhoni Broome, the Tigers’ leading scorer, finished on his average with 16 points. Junior combo-guard, Chad Baker-Mazara led the team with 25 points, 5 boards, and 4 assists. While the offense of the Tigers is inside the Top 15 in the country, the defense is where they butter their bread.

They are 5th in defensive efficiency and 1st in effective FG percentage. They give opposing teams fits, forcing them into tough shooting opportunities.

Tennessee has rattled off 4 straight wins and finds themselves in 4th place in the country. They are at the top of the SEC standings and will look to hold onto that spot as the regular season winds down. A 1 seed in the conference tourney is within sight, as much as, the 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

Dalton Knecht has been the main focal point of the Volunteer offense all season. He is averaging just over 20ppg and is shooting a tick over 40% from distance. Much like their opponent here, Tennessee prides itself on its defense. Ranking 2nd in the country in defensive efficiency, the Vols stifle opponents into long possessions that end in contested shots.

Best Bet: Auburn +6.5

These teams seemingly could not be more similar on paper. The game should feature long offensive possessions with each made basket feeling like it is worth 8 points.

In a game that we believe is going to be that tight, getting over 2 possessions worth of points pushes us to the underdog side of things. In the end, we like the Vols to come out with the W but fail to cover the number here.

Key Trends:

  • Auburn is 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games.
  • Auburn is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games played on a Wednesday.
  • Tenn is 2-4 ATS vs ranked opponents.
  • Tenn is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games against Auburn.

South Carolina Gamecocks @ Texas A&M Aggies

#18 South Carolina heads into College Station as an underdog Wednesday night. Winners of 8 of their last 10, the Gamecocks notched wins over then #6 Kentucky and #5 Tennessee. They are also right in the mix for the top spot in the SEC conference tourney at 10-4 in conference play.

BJ Mack and Meechie Johnson are combining for over 27ppg and are a threat to score inside and outside of the arc. As a team, their efficiency numbers are right around average across the board but they do excel in the assist/turnover ratio where they rank 22nd in the country.

The Aggies have lost 4 straight and find themselves squarely on the bubble as they look to be the 1st team out according to Joe Lunardi’s latest bracketology. This being their last game against a ranked opponent before conference tourney play, makes it a must-win if they want to keep their postseason dreams alive.

Wade Taylor IV has been scoring below his average during this 4-game skid (18.8ppg). He will need to shake that off and be the main contributor if the Aggies want to pull off this big win.

Where the Aggies excel the most as a team, is on the offensive glass. Their offensive rebounding percentage is 42.4% which is top in the nation. They will need to convert on those 2nd and 3rd chance opportunities to down the visiting Gamecocks.

Best Bet: South Carolina +5.5

A wise many once told me that bubble teams are on the bubble for a reason. They are not necessarily the more motivated team but more so they are the team that has not come through in many games this season.

While this does look like a must-win for the Aggies, they will be playing under a lot of pressure. They have been bad at home, losing to the number in 8 of their last 10. They should not be favored here and we are happy to take the Gamecocks and the points.

Key Trends:

  • So Car is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games.
  • So Car is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games against Texas A&M.
  • TAMU is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
  • TAMU is 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games at home.

Bill Christy

Sports Betting Contributor

Bill is a high-volume sports bettor who runs his own sports investing business. He has an uncanny ability to find tons of mathematical edges on each day’s sports betting card. Bill covers all sports but his bread and butter is UFC, Golf, and College Hoops. Find him on X at @LarrysLocks2

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