Aggies get a tough game in Missouri
|Texas A&M Aggies||Missouri Tigers|
|8-3||November 30, 2013, 07:45 | Memorial Stadium||10-1|
Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies will be looking to bounce back from last weekend's blowout loss when they play on the road against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday night.
The Aggies were thumped 34-10 at LSU over the weekend, but they blasted Missouri 59-29 as a 23-point home favorite on the betting lines when those two schools met last season. The OVER has paid out in three of their last four meetings.
Texas A&M has struggled mightily in this role as road dog, going 1-7 ATS in eight games. Missouri meanwhile is 5-1 ATS in six recent home games, pocketing a nice profit for Tigers bettors.
The Tigers battle the Aggies, currently with an 8-3 mark (5-6 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 6-5 for the Tigers and 8-3 for the Aggies.
Fans backing the Tigers here saw them open at 5Dimes as 3-point favorites in this college football clash. The total was 66.5 over at Bovada early in the week and expected to climb as these two explosive offenses hook up.
It's a betting matchup between the No. 11-rated Tigers and the No. 18-ranked Aggies, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 40-35 result in favor of the Tigers.
In their last game, the Tigers were Week 13 winners, coming out on top of the Rebels by a score of 24-10.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Missouri's No. 14-ranked offense (39.73 PPG) against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 89 at 31.18 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 253.91 yards per game, more than the Aggies give up through the air (239.09 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Aggies own the league's No. 101-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 219.33 yards per game when on the road. Missouri, on the other hand, rates No. 26 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
A few Aggies at Tigers trends to consider:
Texas A&M is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Texas A&M is 19-4 SU in its last 23 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Texas A&M's last 11 games
Texas A&M is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Missouri is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games
Missouri is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Missouri is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Missouri is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home