Texas A&M hopes to make a statement in Jimbo Fisher’s second season as coach. It starts on Thursday night when A&M hosts Texas State at Kyle Field in College Station. A&M is a huge -33 ½ favorite. Will the Aggies cover such a massive spread? Or, will the Bobcats do enough to get the win ATS? Check out NCAAF odds, analysis, and a free pick for Texas State-Texas A&M!
Texas State vs Texas A&M 2019 College Football Week 1 Odds, Game Info and Pick
- When: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 8:30pm ET
- Where: Kyle Field, College Station, TX
- TV: SEC Net
- Radio: Texas State / Texas A&M
- Live Stream: ESPN+
- College Football Week 1 Odds: Texas A&M -33 ½ / Texas A&M -12500, Texas State +5000 / O/U 56 ½
Why Texas State Bobcats are a good bet at +33 ½?
New coach Jake Spavital is a quarterback guru. Spavital has been an assistant at Tulsa, Houston, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M. He knows how to put points on the board. Texas State also signed some decent JUCO players like Eddie Rivas and recruited 3-star Dalton Cooper. Both Rivas and Cooper should improve the offensive line.
With a new offense, and improved line, Texas State has the chance to stick with Texas A&M in this game. The Bobcats can cover the spread.
- Total Yards: 329.5
- Passing Yards: 182.3
- Rushing Yards: 147.2
- Points Scored: 19.8
- Total Yards: 201.6
- Passing Yards: 182.3
- Rushing Yards: 158.3
- Points Allowed: 27.7
Why Texas A&M Aggies are a good bet at -33 ½?
The Aggies return their quarterback, wide receiving corp, an experienced offensive line, and possibly the best defensive line in college football. All of it should add up to at least another 9-game win season for Jimbo Fisher.
Texas A&M could challenge Alabama, Auburn, and LSU in the SEC West Division. A team this loaded should have no trouble spanking their Sun Belt Conference opponent on Thursday by close to 50 points.
- Total Yards: 471.6
- Passing Yards: 252.6
- Rushing Yards: 219
- Points Scored: 36
- Total Yards: 348.4
- Passing Yards: 253.2
- Rushing Yards: 95.2
- Points Allowed: 25.3
College Football Week 1 Betting Trends for Texas State vs Texas A&M
- Bobcats are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games
- Bobcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass
- Bobcats are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall
- Aggies are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 non-conf games
- Aggies are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 home games
- Aggies are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games on grass
Texas State vs Texas A&M Final Betting Analysis
Texas A&M covers versus non-conference teams. Most SEC squads do that. The problem that Texas State will have in this game is moving the football. Although Spavital has installed a much better offense and he has some talented players on offense, Texas A&M should field one of the top defenses in NCAAF.
That defense will dominate the Bobcats from the very beginning of this game. Expect A&M to either shut out Texas State or allow 6 points or less. The Aggies should win this by close to 40 if not more than 40.
College Football Week 1 Pick: Texas A&M -33 ½