The Texas A&M Aggies (5-3) host the UTSA Roadrunners (3-4) this weekend for an inter-conference clash from College Station. Kickoff is set for 12:00 PM EST on November 2nd at Kyle Field and the game will be televised on the SEC Network.
Taking a look at the Week 10 college football odds, Texas A&M opened as a massive 38-point home favorite earlier this week. The spread hasn’t moved at all early betting, as the Aggies are currently available at -38. The total for the game is sitting at 53 points.
Vegas Betting Preview & Game Odds: Texas A&M vs UTSA
UTSA improved to 3-4 on the season overall their last time out, beating Rice 31-27 at home. The Roadrunners trailed by a field goal at the half but managed to pull off a comeback victory over the final two quarters after outscoring the Owls 24-17 down the stretch. QB Lowell Narcisse went 19/29 for 212 yards and two touchdowns through the air while Sincere McCormick rumbled for 94 yards and found the end zone on the ground. Zakhari Franklin had a two-touchdown performance to lead the way for the receiving corps despite only catching four passes for 26 yards. As a whole, UTSA generated just under 400 total yards of offense and scored three touchdowns in the win.
The Roadrunners had an average outing on the other side of the ball against Rice, giving up just under 400 total yards of offense and three touchdowns. UTSA really struggled to slow down Owls WR Brad Rozner, as he made nine receptions for 138 yards and a touchdowns.
Texas A&M won their second straight game last weekend after an impressive 49-30 home victory over Mississippi State. The Aggies scored 14 unanswered points in the first quarter and never looked back, tacking on five more touchdowns over the final 45 minutes of the game en route to a double-digit win. QB Kellen Mond went 17/23 for 234 yards and three touchdowns through the air while also rushing for 76 yards and another two scores on the ground. RB Isaiah Spiller rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown on a game-high 22 carries to lead the way out of the backfield. Jalen Wydermyer also got in on the scoring parade, finding the end zone on one of his two catches for 63 yards. Overall, Texas A&M gained just under 450 total yards of offense and scored seven touchdowns.
The Aggies weren’t at their best defensively against Mississippi State, surrendering almost 450 total yards of offense and four touchdowns. Texas A&M really struggled to slow down Bulldogs RB Kylin Hill on the ground, as he racked up 150 rushing yards and a touchdown on a team-high 21 carries.
NCAA Football Betting Predictions & Free Pick: OVER 53
This game should probably be well out of reach by the end of the second quarter, but I’m still not 100% on taking Texas A&M against the spread in this particular spot. While the Aggies should roll at home on Saturday afternoon, covering an almost 40 point spread is certainly no easy feat, regardless of how outmatched UTSA is on both sides of the ball. Of course, I’m not remotely comfortable rolling the dice with the Roadrunners in this inter-conference clash either – especially on the road where they have failed to cover the number in two out of their last three outings. While the total also looks pretty spot-on to me as well, I’m still leaning towards avoiding the spread entirely in a game that the Aggies should easily rack up 40+ points in. With that number certainly more than feasible on the home-side, the Roadrunners would only need to score 13 points to push the total to 53.
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UTSA was already involved in a 77 point game against #12 overall Baylor earlier in the season. If they managed to score two touchdowns against the Bears on the road, I see no reason why they couldn’t pull off the same feat here in Week 10 against an Aggies defense that has given up at least 27 points four times this year. Of course, there is always the possibility that Texas A&M explodes for 53+ points on their own like they did against Lamar back in Week 3. I’ll avoid this extremely lopsided spread altogether and roll with the OVER on 53 total points scored instead in what should be an easy win for the Aggies.