Auburn underdogs to Texas A&M
The Aggies escaped with a win and a seemingly healthy Johnny Manziel at Ole Miss last week. Now, A&M returns home to host an improved Auburn team with revenge on its mind.
Texas A&M opened as 12-point favorites over the visiting Tigers. A&M won last season’s meeting 63-21.
The Aggies suffered a severe scare against Ole Miss, when Manziel went down in pain and was grabbing his left knee. He had to be helped off the field, but returned to the game and played well.
Auburn blasted Western Carolina, 62-3, last week and is off to a good start under coach Gus Malzahn. The Tigers are 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games.
Backers of the Aggies have seen them go 5-1 and 3-3 ATS so far this season, while the Tigers are at 5-1 and 4-2 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 2-4, while the Aggies are 5-1.
The Aggies sit at No. 5 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Tigers are at No. 100 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Aggies will win this game 47-35.
Johnny Manziel's 346-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Texas A&M earned a 41-38 win over Mississippi on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Texas A&M's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 47.83 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 21 this week at 18.83 PPG. The Aggies aerial game is averaging 361.83 yards per game, more than the Tigers secondary allows through the air, 250.83 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Tigers feature the league's No. 104-rated road run defense, allowing 228 yards per game. Texas A&M, meanwhile, ranks No. 40 in rushing offense at home.
A few Tigers at Aggies trends to consider:
Auburn is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Auburn is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Auburn's last 8 games
Auburn is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Texas A&M is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas A&M's last 9 games
Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Texas A&M is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Auburn at Florida Atlantic, Saturday, October 26th
Texas A&M at Vanderbilt, Saturday, October 26th