Texas A&M at Alabama College Football Picks and Predictions 9/22/2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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The Alabama Crimson Tide host the Texas A&M Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 26 point favorites. The Crimson Tide have an over/under record of 2-1-0 and they are 3-0-0 against the spread. The Aggies have an ATS record of 3-0-0 while their over/under record is 2-1-0.
Valuable Texas A&M Aggies Betting Trends
The Texas A&M Aggies are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Texas A&M Aggies are 3-0-0 against the spread
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 2-1-0 against the over/under
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 3-0-0 against the spread
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
09/12/18 LB Anthony Hines III Leg is out for season
08/29/18 DB Clifford Chattman Undisclosed is out indefinitely
08/22/18 DB Ikenna Okeke Knee is out for season
08/05/18 DL Micheal Clemons Foot is out indefinitely
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
No key injuries to report
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Texas A&M Aggies have run for 855 yards as a team, which ranks 8th in college football. They've run 138 times, averaging 6.2 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Aggies have been penalized on offense 18 times for 182 yards so far this season, which has them 72nd in the country in penalties. They are 19th in the nation in points scored with 133. They have run 240 plays this season for 1,789 yards, which ranks them 21st in Division 1 in total offense. The Aggies average 7.5 yards per play, which is 15th in college football. As a team they have accumulated a total of 97 1st downs this year, placing them 1st overall as an offensive unit. Kellen Mond averages 9.3 yards per pass attempt and 10.6 adjusted yards per throw. He has completed 56 passes on 89 attempts for a completion percentage of 62.9%. His quarterback rating this year is 162.9. He has thrown for 824 yards this season.
The Aggies rush defense has allowed 74 attempts for 239 yards this year, putting them in 12th place in D-1 against the run. Texas A&M has committed 19 penalties for 180 yards on the defensive side of the ball this season. That ranks them 80th in college football. They are 26th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 45. They have surrendered a total of 992 yards on D, which is 54th in the country. The Aggies are ranked 96th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opposing offenses have completed 50 passes on 90 attempts against the Texas A&M Aggies defense this season, placing them 55th and 59th in Division 1. The Texas A&M pass defense has also given up a total of 753 yards through the air, which is 93rd overall in total pass defense.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Crimson Tide are 1st in the country in points scored with 170. They have run 212 plays this year for 1,635 yards, which ranks them 22nd in Division 1 in total offense. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 7.7 yards per play, which is 7th in the nation. As a team they have accumulated a total of 74 1st downs this season, ranking them 23rd overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Alabama has run for 711 yards as a unit, which ranks 24th in college football. They've run 129 times, averaging 5.5 yards per rush as a unit. Alabama has been penalized on offense 22 times for 206 yards so far this year, which has them 34th in the country in penalties. Tua Tagovailoa has passed for 646 yards this year. He's completed 36 throws while attempting 50 passes for a completion percentage of 72%. His quarterback rating this season is 233.3. He averages 16.1 adjusted yards per throw and 12.9 yards per pass attempt.
Alabama is 10th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 28. They have given up a total of 918 yards on D, which is 40th in D-1. The Crimson Tide are 21st in yards per play allowed with 4.5. Opponent offenses have completed 49 throws on 112 attempts against the Alabama defense this season, ranking them 50th and 109th in the nation. The Alabama Crimson Tide pass defense has also surrendered a total of 603 yards in the air, which is 67th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense has given up 93 attempts for 315 yards this season, putting them in 32nd place in the country against the run. The Crimson Tide have had 29 penalties for 244 yards on defense this year. That places them 119th in college football.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Aggies +26
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