One of three games featuring two ranked teams on Saturday’s NCAA schedule is a key SEC West Division clash between No. 8 Auburn and No. 17 Texas A&M. The loser can all but forget about reaching the SEC title game already with such a tough schedule left. The Aggies are slight College Football betting favorites for this one.
How to Bet Auburn vs Texas A&M 2019 College Football Week 4 Lines & Game Info
- When: Saturday, 3:30 PM ET
- Where: Kyle Field
- TV: CBS
- Live Stream: CBS Sports Live
- Radio: SiriusXM
- College Football Week 4 Lines: Texas A&M -4 (Total 47.5)
Auburn beat Texas A&M 28-24 last year but trails the series 5-4. Seth Williams came down with an 11-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Stidham with 1:41 left. The Tigers sputtered early on offense but finished with a 14-point outburst over the final 5:14 and the defense came up with big stops. A&M led 24-14 at one point. Auburn won despite running for just 19 yards on 21 carries. It was the fewest by the Tigers since gaining 18 against Mississippi State in 2000.
- Partly Cloudy: 31°C/88°F
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- Precipitation: 20%
- Cloud Cover: 44%
- Wind: 14 mph SE
- Stadium Type: Open
Why Bet on Auburn?
The Tigers routed Kent State 55-16 last week by rushing for 467 yards and six scores. JaTarvious Whitlow gained 135 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns. Shaun Shivers and Joey Gatewood each rushed for 102 yards. It’s the first time since 1983 a trio of Auburn rushers has topped the 100-yard mark. Kam Martin added 71 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.
Quarterbacks Bo Nix (one) and Gatewood (two) added rushing touchdowns. The Tigers averaged 7.5 yards on 62 carries. On Auburn’s first three touchdown drives, 18 of the 22 plays were designed running plays. It was clear what the Tigers were trying to do.
“When we’re running the football and we’re playing with pace, that’s when we are at our best,” Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said. “It opens everything else up. So I thought it was a really good night. And I think more than anything, it was just a commitment to run the football. You saw that. We were very committed tonight, and I know that helped.”
For the second straight week, Auburn senior Marlon Davidson the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week award. Against Kent State, Davidson tallied 2.5 sacks and six tackles.
This week, wide receiver Seth Williams and offensive lineman Prince Tega Wanogho practiced, but Malzahn said they’re still not back to normal. Williams, who injured himself while making a catch against Tulane, got back out on the field for the first time since that game. Malzahn said Wanogho, who didn’t play against Kent State and seemed to be favoring his right leg, was in the same situation. Not clear if they will play Saturday.
Team Stats (Last 10 Games)
- Score: 30.86
- Rush Yards: 237.14
- Pass Attempts: 25.14
- Completion Percentage: 63.64
- Passing Yards: 212.57
- Total Yards: 449.71
- Turnovers: 0.71
Why Bet on Texas A&M?
The Aggies trashed Lamar 62-3 last week. Freshman Isaiah Spiller ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns and Kellen Mond threw for 317 yards with a touchdown pass and a run in three quarters. Spiller shined in the first game since Jashaun Corbin sustained a season-ending hamstring injury the week before at Clemson, running for touchdowns of 1 and 34 yards. Mond was 20 of 28 with an interception.
The Aggies scored 60 points in regulation for the first time since hanging 67 against Prairie View A&M on Sept. 10, 2016. The Aggies’ 59-point margin of victory was the largest since beating Prairie View A&M 67-0 on Sept. 10, 2016. Texas A&M’s 35 first downs were tied for sixth in program history. A&M had its seventh 500-yard game in the Jimbo Fisher Era. The team’s 633 yards of total offense ranks second in Fisher’s A&M tenure and is tied for 19th in program history.
Mond became the ninth Aggie QB to reach the 5,000-yard mark in career passing yards, upping his total to 5,229. Mond has now passed and rushed for a touchdown in the same game 10 times in his career, more than any other SEC starting quarterback at their current institution. He needs three passing TDs to become the eighth Aggie to reach 40 passing scores. Texas A&M has scored double-digit points in 43 straight games.
The Aggies held Lamar to 1-for-16 on 3rd down conversions, A&M’s best effort of the 21st century. Previously McNeese State was held to 1-for-14 on 3rd down conversions on Sept. 1, 2001. Texas A&M has allowed just 251 rushing yards through three games (3.3 yard per carry).
Coach Fisher is 1-1 all-time against the Tigers as a head coach. His lone victory was when his Florida State team topped Auburn, 34-31, in the 2013 BCS National Championship game.
Team Stats (Last 10 Games)
- Score: 33.57
- Rush Yards: 200.29
- Pass Attempts: 34.86
- Completion Percentage: 58.61
- Passing Yards: 267.00
- Total Yards: 467.29
- Turnovers: 1.14
Auburn vs Texas A&M 2019 College Football Week 4 Betting Trends
- Road team is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 meetings
- Over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings
- Tigers are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games played in September
- Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Saturday
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Auburn’s last 5 games played in week 4
- Aggies are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games at home
- Aggies are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games played in week 4
- The total has gone OVER in 4 of Texas A&M’s last 5 games when playing as the favorite
Expert Final Score Prediction for Auburn vs Texas A&M
Auburn 27 – Texas A&M 30