Alabama at Texas A&M College Football Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Kyle Field to take on the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 24 point favorites. The over/under has been set at 58.5. The Crimson Tide have an ATS record of 3-2-0 while their over/under record is 3-2-0. The Aggies have an over/under record of 3-2-0 and they are 3-2-0 against the spread.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-2-0 against the spread
Important Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 3-2-0 against the over/under
The Texas A&M Aggies are 3-2-0 against the spread
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
10/01/17 DB Trevon Diggs Leg left last game, "?" Saturday vs. Texas A&M
09/18/17 TE Miller Forristall Knee out for season
09/04/17 LB Christian Miller Bicep out for season
09/03/17 LB Terrell Lewis Elbow out for season
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
10/01/17 QB Jake Hubenak Shoulder "?" Saturday vs. Alabama
09/30/17 WR Camron Buckley Targeting Suspension expected to miss 1st Half Saturday vs. Alabama
09/04/17 DB Donovan Wilson Foot out indefinitely
09/04/17 QB Nick Starkel Ankle out indefinitely
08/26/17 LB Dwaine Thomas Transferred out for season
08/24/17 DB Nick Harvey Knee out indefinitely
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 4th in Division 1 in points scored with 231. They have run 354 plays this season for 2,543 yards, which ranks them 80th in the nation in total offense. The Crimson Tide average 7.2 yards per play, which is 9th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 128 1st downs this year, placing them 12th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Alabama has run for 1,578 yards as a team, which ranks 4th in the country. They've run 237 times, averaging 6.7 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Crimson Tide have been penalized on offense 26 times for 205 yards so far this season, which has them 79th in the nation in penalties. Jalen Hurts has thrown for 550 yards this season. He has completed 45 passes on 70 attempts for a completion percentage of 64.3%. His quarterback rating this year is 149.1. He averages 7.9 yards per pass attempt and 9 adjusted yards per throw.
Alabama is 3rd in the nation in points allowed on defense with 43. They have surrendered a total of 1,259 yards on D, which is 18th in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are ranked 12th in yards per play allowed with 4.3. Opposing offenses have completed 87 passes on 163 attempts against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense this season, placing them 69th and 91st in the country. The Alabama pass defense has also given up a total of 876 yards through the air, which is 43rd overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has allowed 130 attempts for 383 yards this year, putting them in 9th place in D-1 against the run. The Crimson Tide have committed 16 penalties for 100 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 1st in the nation.
Special Teams Stats
Alabama is ranked 17th in the nation in punt returns with 11. They've accumulated 131 punt return yards and average 11.9 yards per return, which is 29th in college football. They have returned 5 kicks for 98 yards on special teams, ranking 125th in kick return yardage. The Crimson Tide average 20 yards per kick return and they are 14th in the country in all-purpose yards with 2,772. The Alabama Crimson Tide have attempted 13 field goals this season and made 9, which is 10th in D-1. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 69%. Alabama Crimson Tide kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 28 for 28 this year. Their punters have totaled 585 yards on 15 punts, averaging 39 yards per punt. That places them 105th in Division 1 in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Aggies have run for 1,278 yards as a team, which ranks 11th in the nation. They've run 241 times, averaging 5.3 yards per rush as a unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 23 times for 184 yards so far this year, which has them 93rd in the country in penalties. They are 19th in Division 1 in points scored with 187. They have run 395 plays this year for 2,241 yards, which ranks them 81st in the nation in total offense. The Texas A&M Aggies average 5.7 yards per play, which is 74th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 118 1st downs this season, ranking them 19th overall as an offensive unit. Kellen Mond has completed 50 throws while attempting 99 passes for a completion percentage of 50.5%. He has passed for 649 yards this year. He averages 6.9 adjusted yards per throw and 6.6 yards per pass attempt. His quarterback rating this season is 121.5.
The Texas A&M Aggies rush defense has given up 156 attempts for 479 yards this season, putting them in 25th place in the country against the run. They have had 29 penalties for 214 yards on defense this year. That places them 44th in Division 1. Texas A&M is 90th in college football in points surrendered on defense with 140. They have given up a total of 1,937 yards on D, which is 90th in the nation. The Aggies are 88th in yards per play allowed with 5.7. Opponent offenses have completed 106 throws on 185 attempts against the Texas A&M defense this season, ranking them 110th and 118th in the country. The Texas A&M Aggies pass defense has also surrendered a total of 1,458 yards in the air, which is 122nd overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Texas A&M Aggies have tried 12 field goals this year and made 9, which is 17th in college football. Their kickers have a field goal percentage of 75%. Texas A&M kickers have made 100% of their extra points, going 22 for 22 this season. Their punters have accumulated 1,266 yards on 28 punts, averaging 45 yards per punt. That ranks them 16th in the NCAA in punting average. Texas A&M is 124th in the country in punt returns with 3. They've totaled 23 punt return yards and average 7.7 yards per return, which is 55th in D-1. They have returned 18 kicks for 443 yards on special teams, which puts them 10th in kick return yardage. The Aggies average 25 yards per kick return and they are 18th in the nation in all-purpose yards with 2,707.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -24
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