South Carolina vs Texas A&M Expert College Football Picks Against the Spread 11/16/2019
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Kellen Mond and the Texas A&M Aggies host the South Carolina Gamecocks at Kyle Field on Saturday, November 16, 2019. South Carolina opens this matchup as 10-point dogs. The Gamecocks are 5-5-0 ATS and 4-6-0 when betting on the total. The Aggies are 4-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 5-4-0 against the spread.
In their last outing, the South Carolina Gamecocks went up against the Appalachian State Mountaineers and lost 20-15. Leading the way at QB for the Gamecocks was Ryan Hilinski who went 32/57 with 325 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He threw 1 pick on the day. Dakereon Joyner paced the team in rushing for the game. He had a long run of 6 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He ran for 14 yards via 3 carries which means he ran for an average of 4.7 yards per carry. Bryan Edwards led the team in receiving yardage by earning 90 yards on 9 catches. He had an average of 10.0 yards per catch for the game. The Gamecocks ran the ball a total of 27 times and totaled 21 yards giving them an average of 0.8 yards per carry. In all, they ran 84 plays which added up to 346 yards. In the game, the Gamecocks racked up 22 1st downs and they had a total of 8 penalties for 50 yards which shows us how undisciplined this team can be. In terms of defense, South Carolina allowed 9 catches on 16 tries for a total of 105 yards, and a completion percentage of 56.3%. For the game, they allowed a total of 202 yards and earned 1 turnover. In the running game, the Gamecocks allowed 97 yards on 41 tries which gave them an average of 2.4 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Gamecocks head into this game 4-6 for the 2019 season. For total yards, they are currently ranked 6th in the SEC and 42nd in Division 1 with 4,029 yards. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the nation averaging 26 points per contest, putting them 87th in Division 1. As a unit, they are averaging 168.2 rushing yards per contest which is 7th in the Southeastern Conference. The Gamecocks have one of the average defenses in college football, allowing 24.5 points per contest putting them 11th in the SEC. In regard to rushing yards, South Carolina is giving up 136.7 yards per contest putting them 7th in the Southeastern Conference and 41st in the country. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.8 yards per rush which has them at 8th in the Southeastern Conference and 45th in D-1 overall. In total, they have allowed 1,367 yards rushing through 10 games. When it comes to passing yards, the Gamecocks have conceded 2,347 yards. Opponents are completing 58.2% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.0 yards per attempt.
In their last game, the Texas A&M Aggies played the UTSA Roadrunners and earned the win by a score of 45-14. Isaiah Spiller led the team on the ground during the game. He tore off a long run of 60 yards and he added 3 touchdowns for the game. He ran for a total of 217 yards on 20 carries which meant he was running for 10.9 yards per tote. Jhamon Ausbon was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 90 yards on 5 receptions. He earned an average of 18.0 yards per catch during the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Aggies was Kellen Mond who went 16/21 with 211 yards passing and added 1 TD. He walked away with no picks. The Aggies ended up rushing 40 times and earned a total of 267 yards which earned them an average of 6.7 yards per run. Overall, they ran 68 plays for a total of 505 yards. For the contest, the Aggies totaled 23 first downs and they had 5 penalties for 42 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. On the defensive side of the ball, Texas A&M gave up 11 completions on 25 attempts totaling 138 yards, and a completion percentage of 44.0%. For the game, they allowed a total of 231 yards and forced 1 turnover. In the running game, the Aggies gave up 93 yards on 36 runs which is an average of 2.6 yards per rushing attempt allowed.
The Aggies come into this matchup with a record of 6-3. 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 159.4 rushing yards per game, which has them at 71st in the country. As a team, they have a total of 1,435 rushing yards through 9 games, 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 423 yards per game overall putting them 53rd in the nation and 6th in the SEC. The Aggies are conceding 21.9 points per contest which puts them at 7th in the Southeastern Conference and 34th in college football. When talking about points allowed, they have allowed 197 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 142.4 yards per contest which puts them at 49th in the country and 9th in the SEC. For 2019, they have allowed a total of 1,282 yards on the ground and 9.9 rushing TDs. Their pass defense is one of the best units in college football. They are allowing 193 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Aggies are currently ranked 5th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's Gamecocks/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Gamecocks +10
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