Is Texas A&M Too Much to Handle for SMU? Lines for College Football Say YesIf SMU are going to have any kind of chance, it would have to come via the ground game. It’s fair to say that Rice may have shown a light on that Aggies run defense last week, but it’s also fair to say that SMU are not likely to be the team to truly expose that weakness. They have lost their first two games of the season by a combined 82 points: 0-45 v. Baylor and 6-43 vs. North Texas. That does not bode well when going against a team with an offense as high-powered as what the Aggies bring to the table.
Betting TipThe point spread sees the Aggies as a 33-point favorite, which they look to be pretty good value for here. SMU are giving up an average of 44 points so far and have only managed to put 6 points on the board in 2 games against much weaker opposition. There have been Heisman whispers about Kenny Hill since week 1, and you have to believe that A&M will be keen to pad his stats. History is on the side of the spread in this match-up, too, as the last two meetings have seen A&M cover the spread both times. Throw in the fact that SMU are 0-6 versus the spread when playing non-conference teams over the past two seasons and you have the makings of a pretty safe bet with the point spread.
Texas A&M Aggies vs. SMU Mustangs, 3:30, September 20th, 2014, Gerald Ford Stadium, Dallas TX