Texas A&M Vs Auburn Football Betting OddsNoah Williams
Auburn battles Texas A&M in a game that could go a long way in determining whether or not Auburn stays in the Selection Committee’s Top 4 this Saturday. Auburn knocked out Ole Miss last Saturday in a terrific road victory.
Auburn's 16-1 record since 2005 in games in which both teams score 30+ points is the best in the FBS. pic.twitter.com/xPlFvuyUcp
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) November 2, 2014
But, now they face a team that they should beat handily. Any sign of weakness against Texas A&M could send Auburn out of the Top 4 and to the outside looking in. Will Auburn step it up against A&M and put a beat down on the reeling Aggies?
Texas A&M Aggies at No. 3 Auburn Tigers
When: Saturday, Nov. 8 at 3:30 pm ET
Where: Jordan Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
Betting Line: Auburn -21.5
Texas A&M Vs Auburn Betting Odds Analysis:
Auburn hasn’t been covering spreads with regularity this season. The Tigers are only 4 and 4 ATS in 2014, but they’ve won when they’ve had to. The road victory over Kansas State is looking better and better now that K-State has upset Oklahoma on the road and is ranked in the Top 10 nationally.
The victory over Ole Miss on the road last Saturday was one of the most impressive performances by an SEC team this season. Just two weeks ago, the Rebels were the team to beat in the SEC after having taken down Alabama. But a loss to LSU in Death Valley gave Ole Miss their first “L” of the season.
It wasn’t enough to kick Ole Miss out of the Selection Committee’s Top 4 since Ole Miss had been so impressive before the loss to LSU. Auburn needed to win the game against the Rebels and they did so with a stunning 35 to 31 performance as a +2 point road dog. In that game, Auburn racked up 507 total yards versus the Land Sharks, pretty much ending Ole Miss’s ability to get back into the College Football Playoffs.
The Auburn defense held Ole miss to only 492 total yards. Sure, 492 is a lot, but that has to be put into perspective. This weekend, Auburn faces an offense in Texas A&M that could only muster 21 points and 243 total yards against the University of Louisiana-Monroe as a -32.5 point favorite. The Tigers’ defense is much better than ULM’s.
No team has a better record than the Tigers in the last 10 seasons when both teams score at least 30 points pic.twitter.com/WuFd6qlQpU
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 3, 2014
What has happened to A&M? After the awesome Week 1 victory over South Carolina that propelled the Aggies into the Top 10, it’s sort of been nothing but downhill for the Aggies. A&M has lost 3 out of their last 4 games straight up. They’ve covered only once in their last 7 and they’ll be without starting QB Kenny Hill again as Hill sits out the second of his two-game suspension this Saturday.
The trends point to a huge Auburn cover. The Tigers are 11 and 2 ATS in their last 13 games against SEC opponents. Auburn is also 10 and 2 against the spread in their last 12 games at home and they’re 11 and 3 against the spread versus a team with a winning record. Texas A&M is 2 and 6 ATS in their last 8 road games and 8 and 22 ATS versus a team with a winning record.
This game should be a huge blowout. A&M has no shot at stopping Auburn’s offense while Auburn will want to at least get close to the 59 to 0 destruction that Alabama laid onto the Aggies in that game.
Auburn beats Texas A&M by at least 30 points in this matchup.
Pick: Auburn -21.5