The LSU Tigers look to bounce from a crushing loss last week when they take on the Texas A&M Aggies this Thursday Night. The college football Week 13 betting spread favors the Tigers by 5.5-points. Kick-off is this Thursday, November 24 at 8:30 PM ET on ESPN from the Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.
How To Bet LSU Tigers Vs Texas A&M Aggies
What: No. 25 LSU Tigers (6-4) at No.22 Texas A&M Aggies (8-3)
When: Thursday, November 24, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: College Station, TX
Stadium: Kyle Field
Spread: LSU -5.5
Moneyline: LSU -210 vs Texas A&M +175
Game Total: 44
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: LSU vs Texas A&M
Why Bet The LSU Tigers To Beat The Texas A&M Aggies
LSU has lost two of its last three games. The Tigers are coming off of a 16-10 loss to Florida and dropped to 6-4 SU and 4-6 ATS this season. They average 28.6 points per game (67th) and allow 14.1 points per game (6th).
"We just shot ourselves in the foot. We had a lot of opportunities," said LSU Interim coach Ed Orgeron after the loss to Florida.
LSU averages 174.0 passing yards per game (109th). QB Danny Etling (1582 yards, 7 TDs & 4 INTs) completing 14 of 25 passes for 204 yards against Florida. WR Malachi Dupre (30 rec, 404 yards, 2 TD) is the leading in receiving yards on the team. WR D.J. Chark (21 rec, 360 yards, 3 TDs) has the most touchdown receptions. The Tigers average 232.1 rushing yards per game (21st). RB Derrius Guice (120 car, 964 yards, 10 TDs) averages 8.0 yards per carry this season. RB Leonard Fournette (129 car, 843 yards, 8 TDs) is still hobbled by an ankle problem and is questionable for this game.
LSU has the 6th-ranked total defense in the nation. They allow 192.9 passing yards per game (25th) and 115.2 rushing yards per game (14th).
Why Bet The Texas A&M Aggies To Beat The LSU Tigers
Texas A&M bounced back from two losses with a 23-10 win over the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners last week. The team is 8-3 SU but just 4-7 ATS this season. They average 35.1 points per game (35th) and allow 21.1 points per game (21st).
The Aggies average 247.2 passing yards per game (53rd). QB Jake Hubenak (811 yards, 6 TDs & 2 INTs) went 19 of 32 passes for 248 yards and one touchdown last week. WR Josh Reynolds (46 rec, 864 yards, 9 TDs) caught seven passes for 93 yards and one touchdown. Texas A&M averages 220.2 rushing yards per game. RB Trayveon Williams (137 car, 956 yards, 7 TDs) is 44 yards away from a 1000-yards season.
Texas A&M has the 82nd-ranked total defense in College Football. They give up 248.3 passing yards per game (88th) and 179.7 rushing yards per game (75th).
Betting Trends for this Matchup:
- Louisiana State is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Louisiana State is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games
- Louisiana State is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
- Louisiana State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Louisiana State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Texas A&M
- Louisiana State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas A&M
- Texas A&M is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
- Texas A&M is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction
This winner of this game will be the team that is better able to rush the ball. That should be LSU even if Fournette sits. The Tigers’ defense is stingy against the run, and will force Hubenak into some mistakes.
Coach Orgeron will finish the regular season with a win, but another coach will it be enough to be promoted to head-coach from interim coat ext season. LSU by a touchdown.
My final score prediction is LSU 31, Texas A&M 30.