Much of the drama in the SEC is now over, with the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide have already won their respective divisions, booking a spot in next week’s Title Game. You don’t get any prizes for second place in this business, but given the current state of both divisions, finishing second behind the winners is actually a pretty decent accomplishment. This Saturday night, the LSU Tigers and the Texas A$M Aggies will play a game that will decide which of these two teams will finish right behind Alabama in the West Division.
It is something of a consolation prize, but the team that lands it is going to find themselves in a high-profile bowl game later in the year. The reality here is that nabbing that second-place finish would probably be a bigger deal for the Aggies since they are playing their first season under new head coach Jimbo Fisher. The bookies have this in as a close one, as they have the Aggies in as a 3-point favorite, with the point total set at 48.
LSU vs Texas A&M NCAA Football Week 13 Odds & Pick
- When: Saturday, November 24 at 7:30 PM EST
- Where: Kyle Field, College Station
- TV: SEC Network
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: Watch SEC Sports
- NCAA Football Week 12 Odds: Texas A&M -3 (Total 47)
- Mostly Cloudy: 17°C/63°F
- Humidity: 66%
- Precipitation: 3%
- Cloud Cover: 61%
- Wind: 6 mph S
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the LSU Tigers?The Tigers effectively saw their playoff hopes come to an end with a 29-0 loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide a few weeks ago. Rather than simply phoning it in the rest of the way, LSU bounced back with consecutive wins over Arkansas and Rice, although they did fail to cover in each of those games, which now means they are 0-3 ATS in their last 3 outings. While they have not been a great picks ATS this season, they have done very well as the underdog, which they are here, going 3-1 ATS in those games. Which includes covering in the only road game that they started as the dog.
LSU has had a great record against the Aggies over the years, going 7-1 SU in the last 8 meetings. The UNDER would appear to be the bet here, as 5 of the last 6 Tigers road games have gone that route, as have 4 of their last 6 games against Texas A&M.
- Average Score For: 28.09
- Total Yards: 379.55
- Rush Yards: 171.00
- Passing Yards: 208.55
- Average Score Against: 16.09
- Total Yards: 330.18
- Rush Yards: 130.73
- Passing Yards: 199.45
Why bet on the Texas A&M Aggies?Even when they were having some down years, the Texas A&M Aggies were always tough to beat at College Station. That has very much been the case again this season, as they have won 5 of their 6 games on home field, with the lone loss coming at the hands of the Clemson Tigers, a game that the Aggies very nearly pulled out.
The Aggies have also covered the spread in each of their last 5 home games, making them a very formidable foe in their own building. The downside here is that they have had very little success against LSU in terms of getting wins and are averaging just 21 PPG in their last 8 games against them versus 32 points conceded.
- Average Score For: 31.09
- Total Yards: 460.64
- Rush Yards: 200.91
- Passing Yards: 259.73
- Average Score Against: 22.18
- Total Yards: 341.82
- Rush Yards: 80.82
- Passing Yards: 261.00
LSU vs Texas A&M NCAA Football Week 13 Betting Trends
- Louisiana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
- Louisiana State is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana State’s last 6 games on the road
- Texas A&M is 9-3 ATS in its last 12 games
- Texas A&M is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas A&M’s last 7 games
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for LSU vs Texas A&MWhile the under has been the trend with these two, I think we might see the total go OVER here. I like the Tigers to win as a slight underdog on the road, but I do think it will be a close game.
Score: LSU Tigers 27 – Texas A&M Aggies 24