Texas A&M Aggies vs North Carolina Tar Heels Prediction, 1/2/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas A&M Aggies vs North Carolina Tar Heels
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Hard Rock Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Texas A&M (-5.5)
Kellen Mond and the Texas A&M Aggies (8-1) head to Hard Rock Stadium on January 2nd where they'll take on the North Carolina Tar Heels (8-3) in the Orange Bowl. North Carolina opens this contest as 5.5-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 69.
In the last game they played, the Texas A&M Aggies played the Tennessee Volunteers and took home the victory by a score of 34-13. Isaiah Spiller paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 9 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in this outing. He ran for a total of 89 yards via 26 carries which means he ran for an average of 3.4 yards per carry. Jalen Wydermyer led the team in receiving yardage by racking up 71 yards on 5 receptions. He averaged 14.2 yards per catch for that game. Kellen Mond went 26/32 with 281 yards by way of passing and completed 1 touchdown. He threw 1 pick on the day.
The Aggies have racked up 3,935 total yards for the year. As a team they're holding an average of 202.9 yards on the ground ranking them 27th in D-1. When it comes to getting the ball in the endzone, Texas A&M has earned 20 touchdowns via the pass and 16 touchdowns via the ground. In terms of putting the ball in the endzone, the Texas A&M Aggies have an average of 31.7 PPG. Concerning passing yards, the Aggies have given up 2,019 yards which has them ranked 83rd in D-1. For the season, they are giving up 316.6 yards/game ranking them 26th in Division 1. The Aggies are sitting in 38th in the nation concerning the opposition scoring, allowing 21.1 PPG. Opposing teams are running for an average of 3.3 yards per rushing attempt and 92.2 yards on the ground per game on the campaign. Over the course of their 9 games played this year, they have surrendered 224.3 yards per outing through the air and conceding a completion percentage of 63.9%. In total, they have given up 830 yards via the ground game in 9 games.
Kellen Mond has connected on 785 of his attempted career 1,332 throws for a completion percentage of 58.9%. He is passing for 209.5 yards per outing. For his college career, Mond has thrown for a total of 9,429 yds with 71 TD's and 27 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 131.9 with a TD rate of 5.3% and an interception rate of 2.0%. Since his collegiate career started, he has attempted running the ball 427 different times for a total of 1,573 rushing yards.
In their last game, the North Carolina Tar Heels took the field against the Miami Hurricanes and notched a win by a score of 62-26. Michael Carter paced the team in rushing for that contest. His longest run of the day went for 65 yards and he ran for 2 TD's for this outing. He rushed for 308 yards on 24 carries which means he ran for an average of 12.8 yards per run. Dyami Brown led the team in receiving yardage by earning 167 yards on 4 receptions. He earned an average of 41.8 yards per catch for that contest. Sam Howell went 14/19 with 223 yards through the air and completed 1 TD. He finished this contest without throwing a pick.
In terms of the points being put on the board, the Tar Heels are ranked 7th in the country holding an average of 43.0 points per outing. During the season thus far, the Tar Heels have earned 3,383 passing yards together with an average of 307.5 passing yards per contest, which is ranked 19th in the nation. They are averaging 249.1 yards per game via the rush and have rushed for 2,740 yards in total. The North Carolina Tar Heels average 556.6 yards/game which ranks them 4th in Division 1. North Carolina has conceded a total of 1,626 rushing yards (147.8 yards per game) and 20 touchdowns by way of the ground game on the season. The Tar Heels are allowing 28.4 points per game, which puts them 72nd in college football. In total, they have surrendered 312 total points. They have yielded 17 touchdowns via the pass as well as 248.0 yards/game, which has them ranked 96th in the nation.
In the 24 contests in his college career, Sam Howell has connected on 478 of 739 attempts for a total of 6,993 yds. He averages 291.4 yds per contest through the air with a 169.7 quarterback rating. Howell has thrown 65 touchdowns compared to 13 interceptions in his collegiate career. He has rushed for 156 yds on 174 attempts. His TD rate on pass attempts is 8.8% and his interception rate is 1.8%.
Who will win tonight's Aggies/Tar Heels college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Aggies -5.5
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