LSU faces off vs. Manziel and Aggies
Johnny Manziel and Texas A&M head to LSU looking for a signature win of the season. The Aggies will have to do it as underdogs.
LSU began the week as a 4-point favorite, a role where they have won 29 straight at home dating back to the 2008 season.
The Tigers won last season’s meeting, 24-19, in College Station, Texas. LSU has won seven straight home games, but is only 3-4 against the spread in those games.
Both teams feature prolific offenses and are coming off bye weeks.
Manziel, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, has been spectacular again and is very much in the hunt to win college football’s top award again.
LSU QB Zach Mettenberger leads an LSU offense that averages 37.8 points per game.
Supporters of the Aggies have seen them go 8-2 and 5-5 ATS so far this season, while the Tigers are at 7-3 and 4-5-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 7-2-1, while the Aggies are 8-2.
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 17 and the Aggies at No. 5 heading into this contest. Handicapping models project a 45-39 result in favor of the Aggies.
Texas A&M won its last outing, a 51-41 result against Mississippi State on November 9. Texas A&M failed to cover in that game as a 19-point favorite, while the 92 combined points took the game OVER the total.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up LSU's No. 21-ranked offense (37.9 PPG) against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 88 at 30.9 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 275.6 yards per game, more than the Aggies give up through the air (243.7 YPG on average).
Defensively, the Aggies feature the league's No. 53-rated road run defense, allowing 167 yards per game. LSU, meanwhile, ranks No. 29 in rushing offense at home.
A few Aggies at Tigers trends to consider:
Texas A&M is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas A&M is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Texas A&M's last 6 games
Texas A&M is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
LSU is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games
LSU is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of LSU's last 10 games
LSU is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Texas A&M at Missouri, Saturday, November 30th
LSU home to Arkansas, Saturday, November 30th