Texas A&M vs Mississippi State College Football Odds Report
The Texas A&M Aggies and their NCAA Football lines fans will look to remain unbeaten when they host the Mississippi State Bulldogs in an intriguing Week 5 SEC showdown on Saturday in College Station. Now, let’s find out if the Aggies can avoid the upset and cash in for collegiate gridiron gamblers across the globe.
A Close Look at the Bulldogs @ Aggies College Football Odds & Game Info
When: 7:00 PM ET, Saturday, October 3, 2015
Where: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
NCAAF Odds: Texas A&M -6.5
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Why Bet on the Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M clearly wasn’t firing on all cylinders, but got past struggling Arkansas 28-21 in overtime to both, cover the spread as 6-point road favorites and remain unbeaten heading into their Week 5 showdown. Despite their struggles, Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin knew his team was ready to play when the chips were down. “I thought the look in our eyes in the fourth quarter and overtime was one of confidence,” the Aggies’ fourth-year coach said.
Texas A&M completed their furious comeback on quarterback Kyle Allen’s 20-yard touchdown pass to receiver Christian Kirk in the first overtime. “The game is never over whether you’re ahead in this league or behind in this league,” Sumlin said, “so you have to play the whole game.”
Why Bet on the Mississippi State Bulldogs
Mississippi State shut Auburn out in the first half of their 17-9 Week 4 win over their SEC rivals to cash in as a 1.5-point road dog. Bulldogs’ quarterback Dak Prescott threw two touchdown passes, and Mississippi State’s stingy defense shut down reeling Auburn to win convincingly. Prescott completed 29 of 41 passes for 270 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions to lead Mississippi State to victory. Gabe Myles and De’Runnya Wilson caught touchdown passes from Prescott as the Bulldogs took a 14-0 lead into the half that they would never relinquish.
My Expert Game Analysis and Betting Prediction
55 percent of the betting public likes Mississippi State to cover the spread in this SEC showdown, but I’m going against the majority of bettors with this pick, mostly because Texas A&M has the far more explosive offense. The Aggies average just over eight points per game more than Mississippi State and even though they give up a nearly identical amount more than the Bulldogs do defensively, I believe Texas A&M is going to extract a small measure of revenge for the humbling 48-31 loss they took against the Bulldogs on the road last season.
63 percent of the betting public likes the Over and I agree, seeing as how each of the last two meetings – and three of the last four overall – have easily topped this game’s O/U Total. Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall while Mississippi State has gone 2-5 ATS in their last seven games in the month of October. The Over is 5-1 in the Aggies’ last six games following an SU win and 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record.
The Pick: Texas A&M 31 Mississippi State 24