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Texas A&M vs. Kentucky, SEC championship 2016: Odds, lines and betting preview

Only the top two teams in the SEC remain as the Texas A&M Aggies meet the Kentucky Wildcats for the conference title on Sunday.

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The Texas A&M Aggies are 8-0 straight up and 7-1 against the spread in their last eight games. The Aggies will try to win the SEC Tournament for the first time in school history this Sunday against the Kentucky Wildcats.

Texas A&M is a 3.5-point betting underdog for Sunday's final at sportsbooks monitored by At home against Kentucky in late February, the Aggies were a 1.5-point underdog and went on to win the game 79-77.

Since that win over Kentucky, Texas A&M has been fantastic on defense. The Aggies have allowed fewer than 70 points in each of their last six games, giving up 61.5 points per game over that stretch, including a dominating performance in giving up only 38 points to LSU on Saturday.

Texas A&M appears to be peaking at the right time, and can solidify itself as a dangerous team in the NCAA Tournament with an upset over Kentucky in the SEC Championship Game.

In five games against Kentucky since 2013, the Texas A&M Aggies are 2-3 SU and 4-1 ATS, per the OddsShark College Basketball Database.

Kentucky has mowed through its last four games with a 4-0 SU and ATS record, scoring a staggering 90 points per game over that stretch. The Wildcats have won their last three games by an average margin of victory of 18.7 points per game, storming back from a nine-point deficit to thrash the Georgia Bulldogs 93-80 on Saturday.

Over the team's last 11 games, the Wildcats are 9-2 SU and 8-3 ATS.

Sunday's total is set at 141.5 points. The OVER is 4-0 in Kentucky's last five games and 4-1 in the last five games between the Wildcats and Aggies.

These two teams matched each other with 13-5 SU records in conference play this season to land the top two seeds in the SEC Tournament, and now the tournament boils down to this final game.

Texas A&M's defense will be put to the test against one of the nation's most dangerous offenses when the game tips off at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday. Both teams enter the final playing excellent basketball, but only one will emerge as the SEC champion.