SEC Tournament Odds: Texas A&M Eyes Upset Vs Tennessee

Arkansas Razorbacks forward Kamani Johnson (20) drives to the basket as Arkansas Razorbacks guard Chris Lykes (11) defends during the first half at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on March 12, 2022.
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With the championship game on tap Sunday in Tampa, Florida, the SEC tournament odds board reveals one team right where it expected to be. And another squad that entered the SEC tourney not even under NCAA Tournament consideration, but now on the bubble and in the mix.

No. 2 seed Tennessee meets upstart No. 9 seed Texas A&M, with the Vols a lead-pipe NCAA Tournament cinch aiming to shore up their March Madness credentials, and the Aggies looking to play their way in to next week’s event.

Multiple oddsmakers provided insights on opening/current lines and action in the Sunday SEC tournament odds market. Check back with throughout the day for action updates.

SEC Tournament Odds and Betting Action

Texas A&M vs No. 9 Tennessee (1 p.m. ET)

Tennessee Volunteers forward Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (2) shoots over Kentucky Wildcats forward Keion Brooks Jr. (12) during the second half at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla., on March 12, 2022.
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UPDATE 12:15 P.M. ET: Texas A&M (23-11 SU, 20-13 ATS) already had a quarterfinal upset of top-seeded Auburn under its SEC tourney belt. Then in Saturday’s semifinals, the Aggies made it three wins and three covers in three days. A&M, which closed as a 6.5-point underdog, buried No. 4 seed and 15th-ranked Arkansas 82-64.

The Aggies have been perfect on the court and at the betting counter of late, entering the SEC final on a 7-0 SU and ATS tear.

Meanwhile, Tennessee (25-7 SU, 19-13 ATS) knocked out No. 3 seed Kentucky 69-62 as a 3-point underdog. The Vols have won six in a row and 11 of their last 12 SU (7-5 ATS).

In the lone A&M-Tennessee meeting this season on Feb. 1, the Vols scored a 90-80 home victory, while the Aggies covered as 11.5-point underdogs. Tennessee is 5-1 SU/4-2 ATS in the last six clashes.

The Over is 12-4 in Texas A&M’s last 16 games and has hit in three of the last four head-to-head meetings.

Forty-five minutes before tipoff, PointsBet USA’s SEC tournament odds board has Tennessee as a 6.5-point favorite. That matches the opening number, though the Vols had a couple of stints this morning at -5.5. Underdog Texas A&M is a popular play, with ticket count 4/1 and money 5/1 on the Aggies. The total  opened at 131, dipped to 130.5 and is now 131.5, with practically all the tickets and cash on the Over.