This Saturday the Texas A&M Aggies (5-3, 3-2 SEC) will host the No. 14 ranked Auburn Tigers (6-2, 4-1 SEC). Kickoff is set for 12:00 EST at Kyle Field in College Station and will be televised on ESPN.
Oddsmakers currently have the Tigers listed as a 15-point road favorite with the total set at 52 points. Check out our Week 10 NCAAF odds page for a full betting schedule and more links to our game previews.
Auburn vs Texas A&M Vegas Game Odds & Betting Preview
The Tigers will be returning from their bye week. Last time out they went on the road and beat Arkansas 52-20 as a 17-point favorite. A nice rebound after losing a heartbreaker the week before at LSU 23-27.
The Aggies returned from their bye with an ugly 14-35 loss to Mississippi State as a 4-point home dog. It was the most lopsided loss of the season for Texas A&M.
Last year’s meeting saw Texas A&M go on the road an pull off an upset at Auburn, beating the Tigers 29-16 as a 1.5-point underdog. It continued an unusual trend, as the road team has won all 5 meetings in the series since the Aggies joined the SEC back in 2012.
College Football Betting Predictions & Free Pick Against the Spread: Auburn -15
This is going to feel like a lot of points for Texas A&M to be catching at home, but I just don’t trust this Aggies team late in the season. Time after time under head coach Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M has struggled to play well down the stretch. We saw signs of that trend continuing with their pitiful showing at home against Mississippi State last week. The Aggies managed just 285 total yards in a spot where you would expect a lot more coming off a bye.
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If that’s all the offense can muster against the Bulldogs, they are in for a long day here against one of the best defenses in the country. Auburn is 9th in the country, giving up just 15.6 ppg and are 13th in total defense, ranking inside the Top 25 against both the run and the pass.
It’s become pretty clear that when Texas A&M struggles to run the ball, the offense has a hard time putting up points. The Aggies have failed to reach the 100-yard mark in rushing each of their last 3 games and scored less than 20 points in all 3 games.
The other thing is that Auburn is one of the best teams in the country that no one is really talking about. The Tigers only two losses have come on the road against Clemson and LSU, both by 8-points or less. If they can win this game and manage to beat both Georgia and Alabama at home, they would win the SEC West and potentially sneak into the playoffs with another win in the SEC title game.
After losing at home to Texas A&M a season ago, I just don’t see the Tigers overlooking this matchup with the Aggies. On top of that, this is not a spot where Texas A&M has thrived against the spread under Sumlin. The Aggies are just 2-9 ATS in their last 11at home in Weeks 10 through 13 of the season, 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games vs teams who average 230 or more rushing yards/game and 0-10 ATS in their last 10 off a conference loss by 10 or more points.