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Alabama In Search Of 13th Consecutive Road Victory

It should not come as much of a surprise but the Alabama Crimson Tide have been really good on the road. In Alabama’s past 12 true road games, they are 12-0 SU and 8-3-1 ATS while averaging 35.2 points per game. The Tide will look to continue their road dominance when they visit the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday.

Shark Bites
  • Texas A&M is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home.
  • Alabama is 8-0 ATS in its last 8 games on the road against teams with winning records.
  • Alabama has yet to surrender a turnover this season.

Alabama picked up a 33-14 victory over Texas A&M in their meeting last season. Jalen Hurts didn’t have his most efficient outing passing the ball but accounted for 257 offensive yards and three touchdowns.

What is there to be said about ’Bama that has not already been said? The defense is arguably the best in the nation, the offense is putting up some ridiculous numbers and there is little doubt they are the top team in the nation. The Alabama running game has already found the end zone 18 times – accounting for more points than 28 teams in the nation overall. 

It hasn’t always been pretty but Texas A&M is 2-0 in SEC play and 4-1 overall entering Week 6. The Aggies are leaning on their running attack with the team accounting for 255.6 rushing yards per game this year, which is second in the SEC. Freshman quarterback Kellen Mond continues to grow but we will see how he fares against the behemoth that is the Alabama defense.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans backing the Texas A&M Aggies here saw them at Bovada as 24-point underdogs in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by OddsShark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at OddsShark picked a 49-18 result in favor of the Crimson Tide. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Texas A&M Aggies Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Texas A&M battles the Alabama Crimson Tide, currently with a 5-0 mark (3-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals betting, are 3-2 for the Aggies and 3-2 for the Crimson Tide. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Texas A&M vs Alabama injuries news.

The game pits the Texas A&M Aggies, currently No. 48 in our OddsShark NCAA Football Power Rankings, against the Alabama Crimson Tide, who rate No. 1 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Texas A&M's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 37.4 PPG, against a Alabama defense that ranks No. 1 this week at 8.6 PPG. The Texas A&M aerial game is averaging 192.6 yards per game, more than the Alabama Crimson Tide secondary allows through the air, 175.2 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Crimson Tide feature the league's No. 8-rated road run defense, allowing 40 yards per game. Texas A&M, meanwhile, ranks No. 35 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time we saw the Rebels, they had no answer for Jalen Hurts as the Crimson Tide rolled to a 66-3 victory at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

The Aggies grabbed a Week 5 victory over the Gamecocks in their last game, winning 24-17 at Kyle Field.

Betting Trends
  • Alabama is 10-5 ATS in its last 15 games
  • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games
  • Alabama is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Texas A&M is 2-12 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Texas A&M is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Texas A&M is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • Texas A&M is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Alabama home to Arkansas, Saturday, October 14
Texas A&M at Florida, Saturday, October 14