Auburn at Texas A&M Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread 9/21/2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Kyle Field is the venue where Kellen Mond and the Texas A&M Aggies will take on the Auburn Tigers on Saturday. The odds on this contest have Texas A&M as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 49.5. The Tigers are 3-0-0 ATS and 1-2-0 when betting on the total. The Aggies are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-0-0 against the spread.
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
09/15/19 WR Seth Williams Shoulder is questionable Saturday vs Texas A&M
09/15/19 WR Shedrick Jackson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Texas A&M
09/15/19 WR Ja'Varrius Johnson Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Texas A&M
Key Texas A&M Aggies Injuries
09/15/19 WR Quartney Davis Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Auburn
09/09/19 RB Jashaun Corbin Hamstring is out for season
08/14/19 TE Baylor Cupp Tibia is out indefinitely
07/17/19 RB Vernon Jackson Neck is out for season
In their last game, the Auburn Tigers faced the Kent State Golden Flashes and notched a win by a score of 55-16. Running the show from under center for the Tigers was Bo Nix who went 12/16 with 161 yards passing and added 1 touchdown. He ended the game with no interceptions. JaTarvious Whitlow led the team in rushing for the game. His longest run of the day went for 39 yards and he notched 2 TD's during the game. He scurried for 135 yards by way of 17 carries which meant he averaged 7.9 yards per run. Eli Stove was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 88 yards on 6 catches. He notched an average of 14.7 yards per reception for the game. The Auburn Tigers ran the football 62 times and racked up 467 yards giving them an average of 7.5 yards per rush. Overall, they finished with a total of 79 plays which added up to 633 yards. On the day, the Tigers earned a total of 32 first downs and they totaled 6 penalties for 59 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. On the defensive side of the ball, Auburn allowed 18 completions on 36 attempts totaling 229 yards, and a completion percentage of 50.0%. For this contest, they gave up 321 yards and forced 0 turnovers. On the ground, the Tigers allowed 92 yards on 32 carries giving the other team an average of 2.9 yards per carry allowed.
The Tigers head into this matchup 3-0 this season. For total yards, they rank 7th in the conference and 28th in the nation with 1,395 yards. They are one of the most potent offenses in the country with an average of 35.3 points per game, putting them 43rd in the nation. As a unit, they are averaging 281.7 yards on the ground per contest which is 2nd in the conference. The Tigers have one of the top tier defenses in the country, allowing 14.3 points per game putting them 5th in the SEC. When it comes to passing yards, the Tigers have allowed 550 yards. Opponents are completing 52.3% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 5.4 yards per try. When talking about rushing yards, Auburn is giving up 100.7 yards per contest which has them at 5th in the conference and 38th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.2 yards per rush which has them at 4th in the Southeastern Conference and 39th in Division 1 overall. In total, they have conceded 302 yards rushing through 3 contests.
The last time they took the field, the Texas A&M Aggies played the Lamar Cardinals and earned the victory by a score of 62-3. Running the show from under center for the Aggies was Kellen Mond who went 20/28 with 317 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He tossed 1 pick on the day. Isaiah Spiller paced the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 38 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for the game. He racked up a total of 116 yards on 14 carries which meant he was running for 8.3 yards per tote. Jhamon Ausbon led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 109 yards on 4 receptions. He averaged 27.3 yards per reception for that contest. The Texas A&M Aggies ran the football 34 times and generated 223 yards giving them an average of 6.6 yards per run. In the game, the Aggies got 35 first downs and they totaled 7 penalties for 53 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. In the game, they finished with a total of 75 plays which added up to 633 yards. In terms of defense, Texas A&M gave up 10 completions on 26 throws totaling 75 yards, and a completion percentage of 38.5%. In the game, they conceded 197 yards and earned 1 turnover. Against the run, the Aggies gave up 122 yards on 29 tries which gave them an average of 4.2 yards per attempt allowed.
The Aggies head into this game 2-1. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Aggies have one of the best offenses in college football. Texas A&M has made teams respect their running game by averaging 174 rushing yards per game, which has them at 61st in college football. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 522 rushing yards through 3 contests, so they'll look to the run game to try to keep the opponents off balance so they'll have open receivers. The Aggies average 466.7 yards per game overall putting them 33rd in D-1 and 6th in the Southeastern Conference. The Aggies are conceding 11.3 points per game which puts them at 2nd in the Southeastern Conference and 13th in D-1. When it comes to points allowed, they have given up 34 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are conceding 83.7 yards per contest which puts them at 24th in Division 1 and 3rd in the conference. For this year, they have given up 251 rushing yards and 2.1 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the best units in the country. They are giving up 184.7 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Aggies are currently ranked 4th in the SEC.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Tigers +3.5
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