Alabama travels to College Station to battle Texas A&M in what’s become one of two incredibly important games in the SEC this Saturday. Alabama has worked its way back into the Top 10 after a tough loss to Ole Miss.
Texas A&M has remained undefeated behind a much improved defense. The college football week 7 odds, Alabama is favored by 5, suggests that there aren’t a lot of believers regarding the Aggies. Will the Aggies come up big and show everybody how good they really are? Or, will Alabama continue marching up the rankings and push further into the Selection Committee’s good graces?
A Closer Look How To Bet The #10 Alabama Crimson Tide Vs Texas A&M Aggies College Football Week 7 Line
What: No. 10 Alabama Crimson Tide (5-1) at No. 9 Texas A&M Aggies (5-0)
When: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Kickoff: 3:30 PM ET
Where: College Station, TX
Stadium: Kyle Field
Weather: 84° F | Scattered Clouds
Spread: Alabama -5
Moneyline: Alabama -210 vs Texas A&M +175
Game Total: 52.5
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Why Bet On #10 Alabama (-4) to Beat #9 Texas A&M
In case you’ve forgotten, the Tide beat A&M 59-0 last season.
Texas A&M has shown a lot of toughness already this season. It looked like the Aggies were in trouble versus Arkansas. Arkansas had the Aggies on the ropes in the fourth quarter, but Texas A&M tied the game and ended up winning it in overtime. A&M went crazy on Mississippi State. They dominated the Bulldogs and QB Dak Prescott to the tune of a 30 to 17 win.
"If it was up to you, we're six-feet under already. We're dead and buried and gone! Gone!" – Nick Saban to media http://t.co/lT7zJ5p6fw
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 5, 2015
Texas A&M is going to find it tough putting points up on the board versus the Alabama defense. Alabama shut down Arkansas in the second half of their 27 to 10 win. The Tide defense is one of the best in the nation. It’s allowing 15.7 points and 264.5 total yards per game. The reason that Alabama’s defense is so good is due to the excellent defensive line. The defensive line can pressure the quarterback by itself, allowing LB Reggie Ragland to react to plays.
Alabama’s defense shut out Texas A&M in a stunning 59 to 0 win last season. A&M shouldn’t get shut out, but Alabama’s D is plenty good enough to keep A&M from scoring more than 2 touchdowns in this matchup.
Why Bet On #9 Texas A&M to Beat #10 Alabama (-4)
This week we find out if the Aggies’ 5-0 record (2-0 SEC) is a product of more than fortunate early scheduling.
Texas A&M’s defense is much better this season than it was last season. A lot of the success that A&M has found has to do to Kevin Sumlin’s hiring of defensive coordinator John Chavis.
Chavis has built a defense that allows less than 375 total yards per game. The defense also holds teams to 21 points a game. Last season, the Aggies gave up 48 points to Mississippi State, 35 points to Ole Miss, 59 to Alabama, 34 to Missouri and 23 to one-dimensional LSU.
— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) October 13, 2015
This season, the Aggies haven’t given up more than 27 points in a single game. The defense shut down Arizona State in a 38 to 17 win and put the clamps on Dak Prescott and Mississippi State in a 20 to 17 win.
With A&M’s defense playing so well, the hope in College Station is that the offense will be able to put up enough points to get Texas A&M ahead of Alabama on the scoreboard this Saturday. That’s not likely to happen. Alabama’s defense is too solid to allow Texas A&M to score more than 17 to 20 points in this. My final score prediction is Alabama 32, Texas A&M 17.