Alabama vs. Texas A&M 10/18/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (5-2) at Alabama Crimson Tide (5-1)
College Football: Saturday
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -12 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas A&M Aggies face off on Saturday in Tuscaloosa for a SEC college football battle.
The Alabama Crimson Tide know that despite having a loss that if they can win out they are more than likely in the College Football Playoff but of course that is easier said than done. Alabama bounced back from their loss at Ole Miss with a win at Arkansas that was a struggle from start to finish. The Alabama offense is averaging 33.2 points and 500 yards per game and they are led by QB Blake Sims who has completed 67.8 percent of his passes with 10 touchdowns and three interceptions and he has rushed for 143 yards and three TD’s. T.J. Yeldon is getting the bulk of the carries for the Tide averaging 4.9 yards per carry and Derrick Henry has a 5.0 yard per carry averaging. Amari Cooper is one of the top receivers in the nation with 54 catches and five touchdowns. Defensively Alabama is rock solid allowing just 15.3 points per game but light in turnovers with three interceptions and five fumble recoveries while amassing 13 QB sacks. Landon Collins has 27 tackles to lead Bama, Reggie Ragland has 40 tackles, and Xzavier Dickson has five sacks. Alabama has looked like he team they have had in recent years but they are still winning plenty of football games.
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The Texas A&M Aggies got off to a strong start to the season but hey have lost their last two games as they head to Alabama. The Texas A&M offense is averaging 43.9 points and 564.9 yards per game and are led by QB Kenny Hill who has completed 66.8 percent of his passes with 23 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Trey Williams is averaging 6.1 yards per carry with five touchdowns and Tra Carson is averaging 5.1 yards with four touchdowns to pace the Aggies ground attack. Ricky Seals-Jones leads the Texas A&M receivers with 37 catches as Malcome Kennedy has missed the last two games and he is questionable for this one. The Texas A&M defense allows 22.6 points per game with two interceptions, four fumble recoveries, and 22 sacks. Deshazor Everett has 47 tackles, Howard Matthews has 44 tackles, and Myles Garrett has 7.5 sacks. Texas A&M will need to dig deep to avoid their third straight loss.
Alabama is 1-4 against the spread in their last five SEC games, 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six home games, and 1-8-1 against the spread in their last 10 games. Texas A&M is 2-5 against the spread in their last seven road games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 3-1-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss.
This game should be a good one and within a touchdown so getting more than that my play is on the underdog Aggies though I see Bama winning the game.
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