The Texas A&M Aggies (7-4) head to Death Valley this weekend for an SEC West showdown the the #1 overall LSU Tigers (11-0). Kickoff is set for 7:00 PM EST on November 30th at Tiger Stadium and the game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
Taking a look at the Week 14 college football odds, LSU opened as a 17-point home favorite earlier this week. The spread hasn’t moved at all after early betting, as the Tigers are currently available at -17. The total for the game is sitting at 63 points.
Vegas Betting Preview & Game Odds: LSU vs Texas A&M
Texas A&M couldn’t find a way to get past #4 overall Georgia last weekend, falling 19-13 on the road to drop to 7-4 on the season overall. The Aggies trailed 13-3 at the half and couldn’t pull off a comeback over the final two quarters of the game despite outscoring the Bulldogs 10-6 down the stretch. QB Kellen Mond went 25/42 for 275 passing yards and a touchdown through the air while Isaiah Spiller only managed to gain seven yards on a team-high 11 carries on the ground. Jhamon Ausbon led the way for the receiving corps, hauling in nine catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. Overall, Texas A&M generated under 300 total yards of offense and found the end zone just once against a rock-solid Bulldogs defense.
The Aggies had a decent outing on the other side of the ball against Georgia, surrendering under 300 total yards of offense and just a single touchdown. Texas A&M did a great job defending against the run, allowing only 124 yards on the ground and no rushing touchdowns.
LSU has still yet to lose a single game so far this season after crushing Arkansas 56-20 at home last weekend to improve to 11-0 overall. The Tigers scored four touchdowns in the first half alone before cruising to a blowout victory over the final two quarters. QB Joe Burrow was fantastic, going 23/28 for 327 passing yards and three touchdowns through the air. Clyde Edwards-Helaire was a monster on the ground, racking up 188 rushing yards and three touchdowns on just six carries. Ja’Marr Chase also got in on the scoring parade, hitting pay dirt on two of his six receptions for 144 yards. As a whole, LSU gained almost 600 total yards of offense and scored eight touchdowns against a shell-shocked Razorbacks defense.
The Tigers were pretty average defensively against Arkansas, giving up around 300 total yards of offense and two touchdowns. LSU struggled to contain Razorbacks WR Treylon Burks at time, as he made three catches for a team-high 80 receiving yards.
NCAA Football Betting Predictions & Free Pick: OVER 63
Although I am at least somewhat tempted by the Tigers against the spread in this SEC West clash, my favorite play in this matchup is the OVER on 63 total points scored. While I do think that LSU should find a way to win this game outright with relative ease, the Aggies have been pretty impressive against the spread through their first 11 games. Texas A&M has also played quite well on the road, going a perfect 3-0 ATS in their last three outings away from Kyle Field. LSU hasn’t really been all that impressive at home this year either, going a very pedestrian 2-3-1 against the spread at Tiger Stadium.
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However, the OVER on 63 total points scored appears to offer at least a little bit of value, as these SEC West rivals have been involved in plenty of high scoring games together over the past several seasons. The total has now gone OVER in three straight meetings between LSU and Texas A&M, including a ridiculous 74-72 overtime shootout last November. The OVER has also come through in four out of LSU’s last six home games and in five out of their last seven conference games as well. Finally, the OVER has also hit in 11 out of the Tigers last 14 games overall. I’ll likely avoid throwing darts against a pretty tough spread in favor of the OVER on 63 total points scored in what should be a highly entertaining matchup.