The Lamar Cardinals will be looking to pull off the huge upset when they hit the road to take on a Texas A&M Aggies team that will be looking to rebound from its humbling Week 2 loss the last time out. With the Aggies looking to keep their SEC title hopes alive, let’s find out if they can cover the spread against the Cardinals as six touchdown home favorites.
Lamar vs Texas A&M 2019 College Football Week 3 Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Saturday September 14, 2019, 7:00 PM (EDT)
- Where: Kyle Field, College Station, TX
- TV: ESPNU
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Football Week 3 Odds: Texas A&M -43.5 / Total: 63
- Sunny: 7°C/98°F
- Humidity: 48%
- Precipitation: 10%
- Wind: 11 mph NE
- Cloud Cover: 10%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Bet On Lamar at +43.5?
The best reason to back the Cardinals is that they’re getting a whopping 43.5 points in this contest. Lamar moved to 20 on the season, but they had their hands completely full in narrowly getting past Mississippi Valley State 23-20 in overtime last weekend. Bailey Griffen nailed a 44-yard field goal in OT to lift the Cardinals to the win. Quarterback Jordan Hoy threw for 233 yards and rushed 68 additional yards and two scores to help the cardinals get off to a 2-0 start for the first time since 1985. Through two games, Hoy has thrown for 459 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions while leading Lamar in rushing with118 yards and five rushing touchdowns.
Why Bet On Texas A&M at -43.5?
The best reason to back the Aggies is that they’re going to be looking to take out all of the frustration from last week’s loss on an overmatched Lamar team in Week 3. Texas A&M was thoroughly outplayed in their 24-10 loss to defending national champion Clemson last weekend as quarterback Kellen Mond completed just 24 of 42 passes for 236 yards with one touchdown, one interception and a fumble.
“We just didn’t play well enough today to do what we needed to do,” Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said.
The Aggies were limited to just three points through three quarters in the loss and never challenged the perennially-powerful Tigers after giving up 17 second quarter points.
Lamar vs Texas A&M College Football Week 3 Betting Trends
- Lamar is 3-6 ATS in the last 9 games
- Lamar is 0-9 SU in the last 9 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Lamar’s last 6 games
- Texas A&M is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 games
- Texas A&M is 5-1 SU in the last 6 games
- Texas A&M is 11-1 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games
Expert Analysis and Prediction for Lamar vs Texas A&M
While I’ll start by saying that I definitely don’t like the insanely high point spread in this matchup, I am going to take Texas A&M to cover the chalk, seeing as how I expect the Aggies to be locked in from the outset in this one and Lamar looked pretty pedestrian in escaping in overtime against Mississippi Valley State last weekend. The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games and an identical 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games while Texas A&M has gone an incendiary 11-1 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games.
Kellen Mond and the Aggies offense will score early and often in this one before giving way to their backups, likely somewhere around the start of the fourth quarter, if that. No matter how long the starters play, this looks like a game where Texas A&M will pile up the points.
Pick: Texas A&M 63 Lamar 14