Texas A&M faces South Carolina Preview
The Texas A&M Aggies will start life without Johnny Manziel at quarterback on Thursday night as they take on another ranked team, the South Carolina Gamecocks, as road betting underdogs on the college football odds board at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Texas A&M enters the season at No. 21 in the AP Poll, while favored South Carolina sits at No. 9 in those rankings. On the betting trends, the Aggies are just 1-4 ATS in their last five games, but 20-5 SU in their last 25 contests. The Gamecocks have paid off at 5-1 ATS in their last six games.
South Carolina has won 18 straight home games since Oct. 2011 while the Aggies were 0-4 ATS on the road last season.
Texas A&M Aggies vs South Carolina Gamecocks Opening Odds and Betting Line
Computer Prediction: Texas A&M Aggies vs South Carolina Gamecocks Pick
Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 43-41 result in favor of the Gamecocks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming college football betting matchups here.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
South Carolina will face the 9-4 Texas A&M Aggies, who own a 5-8 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the South Carolina Gamecocks are 6-7 so far this season while the Aggies are 9-4. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and South Carolina vs Texas A&M injuries news.
The OddsShark Power Rankings have the South Carolina Gamecocks at No. 30 and the Texas A&M Aggies at No. 23 heading into this contest.
How Texas A&M Aggies vs South Carolina Gamecocks Stats Matchup
The game also pits South Carolina's No. 32-ranked offense, averaging 34.08 PPG, against a Texas A&M defense that ranks No. 96 this week at 32.23 PPG. The South Carolina aerial game is averaging 253.85 yards per game, more than the Texas A&M Aggies secondary allows through the air, 253.46 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Texas A&M Aggies feature the league's No. 26-rated road run defense, allowing 128.14 yards per game. South Carolina, meanwhile, ranks No. 87 in rushing offense at home.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
Last time out for Texas A&M, they were a 52-48 winner as they battled Duke at home. Texas A&M failed to cover in the match as a 14-point favorite, while 100 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Johnny Manziel throttled the Blue Devils defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 382 yards as Texas A&M handed Duke a 52-48 defeat.
Last time out for South Carolina, they were a 34-24 winner as they battled Wisconsin at home. South Carolina covered in the match as a 1.5-point underdog, while 58 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Connor Shaw throttled the Badgers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 312 yards as South Carolina handed Wisconsin a 34-24 defeat.
Next Betting Matchups
Texas A&M home to Lamar, Saturday, September 6th
South Carolina home to East Carolina, Saturday, September 6th