LSU Tigers vs Texas A&M Aggies Odds
In a new SEC border rivalry 5-1 Texas A&M hosts 6-1 LSU Saturday afternoon in College Station (noon ET, ESPN).
The Tigers, who just picked up a season-saving victory over South Carolina, were early three-point favorites over the Aggies, who have hit the 50-point mark on offense three times already this season.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Aggies rated this week at No. 26 and the Tigers sitting at No. 20. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 54-47 result in favor of the Aggies this week.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Texas A&M's No. 5-ranked offense (47 PPG) against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 8 at 14 PPG. The Aggies passing attack has averaged 307.8 yards per game, more than the Tigers give up through the air (131 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Tigers own the league's No. 37-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 131 yards per game when on the road. Texas A&M, on the other hand, rates No. 37 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
LSU was a 23-21 winner in their most recent outing at home against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites, while the total score (44) made winners of OVER bettors. Jeremy Hill tore up the turf for 124 rushing yards in the latest Tigers game, a 23-21 win over the Gamecocks at Tiger Stadium.
Last time out for Texas A&M, they were a 59-57 winner as they battled Louisiana Tech on the road. Texas A&M failed to cover in the match as a 10-point favorite, while 116 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Johnny Manziel led his team to victory last time out, throwing for 395 yards Saturday as the Aggies downed the Bulldogs 59-57 at Joe Aillet Stadium.
LSU Tigers Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on grass are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 9-1
When playing within the conference are 8-2
Texas A&M Aggies Trends:
When playing in October are 7-3
When playing on grass are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5
A few Tigers at Aggies trends to consider:
LSU is 20-2 SU in its last 22 games
LSU is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of LSU's last 9 games on the road
LSU is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Texas A&M is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Texas A&M is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home
Texas A&M is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games
LSU home to Alabama, Saturday, November 3
Texas A&M at Auburn, Saturday, October 27