Missouri Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Pick, Odds, Predcition 11/30/13
Texas A&M Aggies (8-3) at Missouri Tigers (10-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers and the Texas A&M aggies face off on Saturday Night as they close out their 2013 regular season college football schedules.
The Missouri Tigers are a win away from landing in the SEC Championship game as SEC East Champions. Missouri is in just their second year in the SEC and are coming off of a season where they didn’t qualify for a bowl game. James Franklin is healthy once again and back in at QB and he has completed 67.3 percent of his passes for the season with 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. Henry Josey has had a great comeback season rushing the football for 855 yards and 12 touchdowns. Marcus Lucas has 49 catches and two touchdowns, Dorial Green-Beckham has 42 catches and nine touchdowns, and L’Damian Washington has 38 catches and nine touchdowns. Andrew Wilson has 79 tackles to lead Mizzou, Braylon Webb has 69 tackles, and E.J. Gaines has 53 tackles and four interceptions. Missouri’s offense is averaging 39.7 points and 491.9 yards per game while defensively they are allowing 19.3 points and 386 yards per game. Missouri’s lone loss came in overtime against South Carolina when a field goal attempt hit the upright.
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The Texas A&M Aggies have offensive firepower but it is clear they just aren’t the same team defensively they were a year ago. Last week the Aggies were physically beaten up at LSU and now they stay on the road to close out the season. Johnny Manziel is once again in the Heisman race completing 69.1 percent of his passes for 3.537 yards with 32 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and rushing for 665 yards and eight touchdowns. Ben Malena has handled the ground attack rushing for 487 yards and nine touchdowns. Mike Evans leads the Aggies in receiving with 61 receptions and 12 touchdowns and Malcome Kennedy as 55 catches and seven touchdowns. Howard Matthews lead the Texas A&M defense with 81 tackles and three interceptions, Darian Claiborne has 79 tackles, and Steven Jenkins has 77 tackles. Texas A&M Is averaging 45.6 points and 552.6 yards per game while defensively they allow 31.2 points and 460.1 yards per game. Johnny Football will be looking for one more attempt to impress the Heisman Trophy voters.
Missouri is 6-1 against the spread in their last seven SEC games, 5-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 12-3-1 against the spread in their last 16 games overall. Texas A&M is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, 6-1 against the spread following a loss, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
The over has come in five of the last seven times these two have met and I am looking for the over to be good here as well at virtually any level and that is my free pick. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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