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Texas A&M vs. Penn State Odds, Opening Spread, Start Time for 2023 NCAA Tournament

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Texas A&M vs. Penn State Odds

Texas A&M Odds -160
Penn State Odds +140
Opening Spread/Current Spread Texas A&M -2.5/Texas A&M -3
Over/Under 134.5
March Madness odds for Texas A&M-Penn St. via bet365.

With the men’s 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket finally set, March Madness is officially underway.

Find out how 7-seeded Texas A&M and 10-seeded Penn St. matchup statistically, plus how our college basketball betting experts are projecting this first-round matchup to play out.

Texas A&M vs Penn State will tip off at 9:55 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 16 on TBS.

Statistical Matchup

Texas A&M Penn St.
235 Tempo 318
227 eFG% 118
198 TO% 362
6 R% 37
2 FTR 35
57 eFG% 9
40 TO % 5
239 R% 362
276 FTR 362
All statistics courtesy of ShotQuality.

Instant Analysis

This is going to be a really weird game with two completely different styles of offense. Penn State hardly ever turns the ball over and is a very good jump-shooting team, but it’s dead last in the Power Five in both offensive rebounding percentage and free-throw rate. So, the Nittany Lions are pretty much entirely reliant on jump shooting.

Texas A&M, meanwhile, is a very below average jump-shooting team. However, it’s almost entirely reliant on offensive rebounds and getting to the free-throw line, which it does at a top-10 level in the country.

— BJ Cunningham

For more coverage of the 2023 NCAA Tournament and Selection Sunday, make sure to check out our experts’ live reactions to the bracket reveal and the Selection Sunday live show, where you can get their instant analysis on every matchup as well as some early insights to help you make your bets.

Don’t forget to print out your 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket, as well — and while you’re there, enter the bet 365 Bracket Challenge content for your chance to win up to $10,000,000. Enter for free at

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