For teams like Alabama and Clemson, the bar is set incredibly high each and every year. After all, these are stable programs who continually pick up the best available talent during recruiting season with the idea that they will continue to dominate no matter how many players they send to the NFL. Every other team in the nation spend their time trying to get close to that bar, which often means going through multiple coaching changes until that goal is achieved.
The expectations for those teams are lower until a new coach finally gets it right, which is exactly where we are with the Texas A&M Aggies right now. This is their first full season with coach Jimbo Fisher in charge, and you have to say that things are going well, as the Aggies are coming into this one with a very respectable 5-2 record. The Bulldogs may be just 4-3 on the season, but a visit to Starkville is always a tough game, no matter how Mississippi State is playing. Let’s check the latest NCAAF Odds for this contest while making some predictions.
Texas A&M vs Mississippi State NCAA Football Week 9 Spread & Pick
- When: Saturday, October 27 at 7 PM EST
- Where: Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville
- TV: ESPN
- Radio: TuneIn
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- NCAA Football Week 9 Spread: Texas A&M PK (-120) (Total 43.5)
- Clear: 13°C/56°F
- Humidity: 78%
- Precipitation: 3%
- Cloud Cover: 11%
- Wind: 2 mph W
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Texas A&M Aggies?As we mentioned at the start of this piece, the first season under new head coach Jimbo Fisher is going well. The Aggies have just 2 losses, with those defeats coming at the hands of Alabama and Clemson, so absolutely no shame there. The Aggies were, in fact, a little unlucky not to get the win over the Tigers earlier this season, so there are certainly some positive signs that this team is heading in the right direction.
Even in the games that they lose, Texas A&M is proving to be a competitive bunch, as they are now 7-1 ATS in their last 8. They have also been good on the road, winning 4 of their last 6 and going 5-2 ATS in their last 7 trips away from College Station. That said, they are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 meetings with the Bulldogs.
- Average Score For: 32.29
- Total Yards: 486.72
- Rush Yards: 204.29
- Passing Yards: 282.43
- Average Score Against: 20.57
- Total Yards: 320.14
- Rush Yards: 78.43
- Passing Yards: 241.71
Why bet on the Mississippi State Bulldogs?After a good start to the season, the Mississippi State Bulldogs have faltered quite badly in conference play. They have lost 3 of their last 4 games, all of which were against SEC opponents, and have seen their offense go cold during that stretch. In the 3 losses in those last 4 games, the Bulldogs offense averaged a little over 5 PPG, so you wonder where the points are going to come from this weekend against a stout Aggies D.
The unfortunate thing here is that the Bulldogs defense has been solid in their SEC match-ups, surrendering about 15 PPG through those 4 games. It’s probably no real surprise to learn that the UNDER has hit in 5 of their last 6 games.
- Average Score For: 27.00
- Total Yards: 406.29
- Rush Yards: 235.00
- Passing Yards: 171.29
- Average Score Against: 13.57
- Total Yards: 282.43
- Rush Yards: 114.57
- Passing Yards: 167.86
Latest Texas A&M vs Mississippi State NCAA Football Week 9 Betting Trends
- Texas A&M is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
- Texas A&M is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas A&M’s last 5 games
- Mississippi State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
- Mississippi State is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Mississippi State’s last 6 games
Expert Pick & Final Score PredictionThis is a game that is likely going to be a big hit with football fans who love to see defensive football at its best. This should be a close one, but I have the Bulldogs edging it in their own building with the total going UNDER.
Score: Texas A&M Aggies 20 – Mississippi State Bulldogs 21