Miners vs Aggies Game Preview
|Texas El Paso Miners||Texas A&M Aggies|
Johnny Football and his Texas A&M Aggies bounced back after their loss to Auburn to destroy Vanderbilt last Saturday. This week A&M steps out of SEC play to entertain 1-5 UTEP Saturday in College Station (9 pm ET, ESPN2).
After putting up 56 points on the Commodores the Aggies are now averaging 585 yards and 48 PPG.
The Miners, meanwhile, are allowing 39 PPG, and are just 1-6 ATS this season.
In the early betting A&M was favored by 45 points over UTEP.
They bring a 6-2 record (4-4 ATS) to the Week 10 battle against the 1-6 Miners, who are 1-6 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Texas A&M go 7-1 so far and the Miners go 4-3.
Texas A&M were sitting as -45.5-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Aggies rated this week at No. 5 and the Miners sitting at No. 108. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 48-24 result in favor of the Aggies this week.
In their last action, Texas El Paso was a 45-7 loser on the road against Rice. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (52) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. In their last game, Texas El Paso got a 186-yard performance from Aaron Jones, but Rice prevailed 45-7.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas A&M's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 48 PPG, against a Miners defense that ranks No. 117 this week at 38.71 PPG. The Aggies aerial game is averaging 377 yards per game, more than the Miners secondary allows through the air, 218.14 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Miners own the league's No. 92-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 204.67 yards per game when on the road. Texas A&M, on the other hand, rates No. 58 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Miners at Aggies trends to consider:
Texas El Paso is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas El Paso is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas El Paso's last 11 games
Texas El Paso is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Texas A&M is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Texas A&M's last 8 games
Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Texas A&M is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
Texas El Paso at North Texas, Saturday, November 9th
Texas A&M at Mississippi State, Saturday, November 9th