Alabama Crimson Tide vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 10/9/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, October 9, 2021
Location: Kyle Field in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Aggies (+15.5)
Kyle Field is the site where the Texas A&M Aggies (3-2) will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0) on Saturday. Texas A&M opens this contest as 15.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 50.5.
The Alabama Crimson Tide step onto the field holding a record of 5-0 for this year. The last time they took the field, the Crimson Tide faced off with the Ole Miss Rebels and earned the victory with a final of 42-21. Brian Robinson Jr. was the best rusher for the Crimson Tide with 36 carries for 171 yds (4.8 yards per carry). Bryce Young went 21/27 with 241 yds through the air and 2 TDs. He had a QB rating of 169.8 and finished the game with 1 pick. Against the rush, the Crimson Tide conceded 78 yards on 34 tries, which is 2.3 yds per rush surrendered. Alabama gave up 21 completions on 29 attempts for 213 yds, and a completion rate of 72.4%. Once the final whistle blew, they tallied 77 plays which totaled 451 yards. The Alabama Crimson Tide ended up rushing 50 different times and compiled 210 yards, which had them averaging 4.2 yards per carry.
In terms of scoring, the Alabama Crimson Tide hold an average of 45.6 points per outing. As a team they're holding an average of 163.4 yards on the ground ranking this team at 65th in D-1. The Crimson Tide have earned 2,313 total yards this season. In terms of getting in the endzone, Alabama has compiled 18 passing touchdowns and 9 touchdowns on the ground. Alabama has accumulated 119 first downs as an offense, and they have been called for 40 penalties for 363 yards. They have surrendered the football 3 different times.
Concerning passing yardage, the Crimson Tide have given up 884 yds which ranks them 45th in the nation. They are giving up 176.8 yards per game via the pass in addition to conceding a completion percentage of 63.1%. During the season, they have yielded 285.2 yards per outing which ranks them 26th in college football. They have allowed 6 touchdowns by air as well as 6 touchdowns pounding the rock. They are allowing 3.1 yards per tote and 108.4 rushing yards per contest on the campaign. In total, they have conceded 542 rushing yards through 5 games. The Crimson Tide are ranked 40th in college football regarding team defense, giving up 18.2 points per game.
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The Aggies step onto the field holding a record of 3-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the field, the Aggies took a loss by a final score of 26-22 against the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Isaiah Spiller ran the ball 16 times for 100 yds, ending the game with 6.3 yards per carry for Texas A&M. Zach Calzada (1 TD) walked away from the contest with 135 yds on 12/20 passing while his quarterback rating was 123.2. He tossed 1 pick and his average yards per pass attempt was 6.8. Texas A&M allowed 17 running attempts for 30 yds (1.8 yds per rush). The Aggies passing defense conceded a completion rate of 78.0%, relinquishing 408 yards on 46 out of 59 through the air. The Aggies finished the game with a total of 297 yds and they ran 52 plays (5.7 yards per play). Texas A&M rushed for 5.1 yds per carry, finishing the contest with 162 yds on 32 carries.
Regarding the points being put on the board, the Aggies are ranked 101st in the country averaging 23.4 points per game. During the season to this point, the Aggies have earned 1,044 passing yards together with an average of 208.8 passing yards per game, which has them ranked 86th in the country. The Texas A&M Aggies are averaging 376.6 yards per outing, which has them ranked 83rd in D-1. The Texas A&M offense has racked up 304 yds of penalties on 38 infractions, which is 20th in college football in terms of helping out the other team.
Texas A&M has allowed the opposition a total of 718 rushing yards (143.6 yards per outing) as well as 2 touchdowns rushing on the year. They have conceded 5 touchdowns via the pass and 177.2 yards/game, which has them in 37th in Division 1. The Aggies defense has participated in 339 plays, which ranks them 80th in the nation. The Aggies are relinquishing 12.6 points per game, which has them ranked 17th in the country. In total, they have conceded 63 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Aggies college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -15.5
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