Texas A&M Aggies vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M (+3.5)
Jordan-Hare Stadium is the venue where Bo Nix and the Auburn Tigers (5-3) will take on the Texas A&M Aggies (6-1) on Saturday. Auburn opens this game as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 47.5.
In their last contest, the Texas A&M Aggies took the field against the LSU Tigers and went home with the win by a score of 20-7. Isaiah Spiller paced the team in rushing for that game. He tore off a long run of 52 yards and he tallied 1 touchdown for this contest. He ran for a total of 141 yards via 27 carries which means he ran for an average of 5.2 yards per run. Ainias Smith was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 36 yards on 3 receptions. He earned an average of 12.0 yards per catch for that game. Kellen Mond went 11/34 with 105 yards via the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Texas A&M Aggies hold an average of 31.4 points per outing. As a unit they're holding an average of 185.3 yards in the run game which has them sitting 47th in the country. The Aggies currently have 2,929 total yards for the season. In terms of distribution of touchdowns, Texas A&M has totaled 17 touchdowns via the pass and 11 rushing touchdowns. Regarding passing yards, the Aggies are allowing 1,686 yds which puts them in 85th in the country. Over the course of this season, they are allowing 328.0 yards per contest which has them ranked 32nd in the country. The Aggies rank 37th in D-1 in terms of their opponents scoring, allowing 22.4 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.0 yards per tote and 87.1 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. In their 7 games played, they are conceding 240.9 yards per game via the pass and conceding a completion percentage of 64.3%. In total, they have given up 610 rushing yards through 7 games.
Kellen Mond has completed 741 of his attempted career 1,277 throws for a completion percentage of 58.0%. He is averaging 208.2 yds per contest. For his career, Mond has thrown for a total of 8,952 yds with 68 touchdowns and 26 picks. His quarterback rating is 130.4 with a touchdown percentage of 5.3% and an interception rate of 2.0%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted a run 405 different times for a total of 1,454 rushing yards.
In their last game, the Auburn Tigers faced the Alabama Crimson Tide and left there with a loss by a score of 42-13. Mark-Antony Richards paced the team in rushing in this game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 57 yards on 14 carries which gave him an average of 4.1 yards per tote. Anthony Schwartz was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 60 yards on 5 catches. He notched an average of 12.0 yards per catch in this game. Bo Nix went 23/38 with 227 yards by way of the pass but wasn't able to throw a ball for a TD. He walked away with 2 picks on the day.
When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Tigers are ranked 80th in Division 1 with 26.6 points per game. For the season to this point, the Tigers have thrown for a total of 1,854 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 231.8 passing yards per game, putting them at 66th in the country. They hold an average of 164.1 yards per game via the rush and have toted the ball for 1,313 yards for the year. The Auburn Tigers average 395.9 yards/game which has them ranked 66th in D-1. Auburn has given up a total of 1,299 yards on the ground (162.4 yards per game) in addition to 12 touchdowns rushing so far this season. The Tigers are conceding 24.5 points per contest, ranking them 47th in the country. This season, they have conceded 196 points. They have surrendered 14 touchdowns from the passing game and 245.1 yards per contest, ranking them 93rd in Division 1.
Nix has thrown for 26 TD's compared to 13 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD percentage when attempting a pass is 4.1% and his interception rate is 2.0%. He has taken off and run for 596 yds on 177 attempts. He is averaging 209.3 yards per contest through the air with a 126.4 quarterback rating. In the 21 contests in his collegiate career, Bo Nix has completed 376 of his 637 attempts for 4,396 yds.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Aggies +3.5
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