Texas A&M Arkansas SEC betting odds
The line was off the board to start the week with the status of Arkansas starting quarterback Brandon Allen in question for Saturday’s SEC game.
Allen suffered a bruised shoulder in the Razorbacks’ win over Southern Miss two weeks ago. He did not play in Arkansas’ loss to Rutgers last week. Without Allen, Arkansas blew a 17-point fourth-quarter lead to Rutgers. Junior college transfer AJ Derby started against Rutgers.
A&M bounced back from its loss to Alabama by pummeling SMU, behind another big performance from electric quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Manziel lit up Arkansas for 453 yards passing in a 58-10 drubbing last season.
This will be the SEC debut for first-year Arkansas coach Brett Beilima.
They will face the 3-1 Aggies, who own a 3-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Razorbacks are 2-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Aggies are 3-1 favoring the OVER.
The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 5-rated Aggies taking on the No. 46-rated Razorbacks in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 47-40 win for the Aggies on Saturday.
Last time out for Texas A&M, they were a 42-13 winner as they battled Southern Methodist at home. Texas A&M covered in the match as a 27.5-point favorite, while 55 combined points moved the game UNDER for totals bettors. The Razorbacks suffered a Week 4 loss against Rutgers in their last game, falling 28-24 at High Point Solutions Stadium.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas's No. 73-ranked offense (28.25 PPG) against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 90 at 30.25 PPG. The Razorbacks passing attack has averaged 151.5 yards per game, less than the Aggies give up through the air (257 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Aggies feature the league's No. 8-rated road run defense, allowing 54 yards per game. Arkansas, meanwhile, ranks No. 18 in rushing offense at home.
A few Aggies at Razorbacks trends to consider:
Texas A&M is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas A&M is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas A&M's last 6 games
Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
Arkansas is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
Arkansas is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Arkansas's last 6 games at home
Texas A&M at Mississippi, Saturday, October 12th
Arkansas at Florida, Saturday, October 5th