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Texas A&M Aggies vs Auburn Tigers Odds
The Auburn Tigers, who just two seasons ago won the national championship, continue their search for their first conference victory of this season when they host the Texas A&M Aggies Saturday afternoon (7 pm ET, ESPNU).
The Tigers, 0-5 in SEC play after losing at Vandy, were early 13-point dogs vs. the Aggies, who just lost a tough one to LSU.
Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Aggies in this one found them as 8.5-point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Power Rankings at OddsShark have the No. 20-rated Aggies taking on the No. 105-rated Tigers in this contest. Handicapping models indicate a 47-17 win for the Aggies on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Auburn's No. 121-ranked offense, averaging 15.7 PPG, against a Aggies defense that ranks No. 38 this week at 22.1 PPG. The Tigers aerial game is averaging 154.4 yards per game, less than the Aggies secondary allows through the air, 254.6 YPG per game.
In comparing defenses, the Aggies own the league's No. 44-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 143.3 yards per game when on the road. Auburn, on the other hand, rates No. 95 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Texas A&M was a 24-19 loser at home against LSU. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (43) was profitable news for UNDER bettors. The Aggies suffered a Week 8 loss against LSU in their last game, falling 24-19 at Kyle Field.
Auburn was a 17-13 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Vanderbilt. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (30) made winners of UNDER bettors. The Tigers suffered a Week 8 loss against Vanderbilt in their last game, falling 17-13 at Vanderbilt Stadium.
Texas A&M Aggies Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 4-6
Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 2-8
A few Aggies at Tigers trends to consider:
Texas A&M is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Texas A&M is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas A&M's last 7 games on the road
Texas A&M is 6-13 ATS in its last 19 games
Auburn is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Auburn's last 7 games
Auburn is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Auburn is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Texas A&M at Mississippi State, Saturday, November 3
Auburn home to New Mexico State, Saturday, November 3