Auburn vs. Texas A&M - 9/17/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (2-0) at Auburn Tigers (1-1)
College Football: Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Jordan-Hare Stadium)
The Line: Auburn Tigers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Auburn Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies face off on Saturday in week 3 SEC college college football action.
The Auburn Tigers are 1-1 on the season after bouncing back from their opening loss to Clemson with a week 2 win over Arkansas State. The Auburn offense is averaging 32 points and 484 yards per game but they have turned the ball over four times. Auburn QB Sean White continues to get the call as he has completed 61.4 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and an interception. Kerryon Johnson is the Tigers top option in the backfield rushing for 218 yards and three touchdowns and Marcus Davis has seven receptions while Tony Stevens and Will Hastings have five each. Defensively Auburn is allowing 16.5 points and 362.5 yards per game with one interception, one fumble recovery, and five sacks. Jonathan Ford is Auburn’s top tackler with 16, Tray Mathews has 14 tackles, and Nick Ruffin has 12 tackles. Auburn is playing their third home game in as many weeks.
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The Texas A&M Aggies are off to a 2-0 start to the season and they are looking to make it 3-0 in their first road game and first SEC game of the year. The Texas A&M offense is averaging 49 points and 557 yards and they have turned the ball over four times. Aggies QB Trevor Knight has completed 54.4 percent of his passes for 583 yards and four touchdowns with 2 interceptions and he has rushed for 2 touchdowns. Keith Ford leads the Texas A&M rushing attack with 127 yards and 3 touchdowns and Christian Kirk is the top receiver with 13 catches and two touchdowns while Josh Reynolds and Ricky Seals-Jones have six catches each. Defensively Texas A&M is allowing 12 points per game and 336.5 yards with 4 interceptions and 8 sacks. Nick Harvey has 15 tackles to lead the A&M defense while Justin Evans and Shaan Washington each have 13 tackles and Myles Garrett continues to harass opposing passers. Texas A&M looks to be off to their typical fast start.
Auburn is 4-10 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 SEC games, and 1-7 against the spread following a win. Texas A&M is 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 SEC games, and 2-6 against the spread on grass. The road team has covered the point spread the last four meetings of these two teams.
I am expecting the offenses to win the day in this one and I see plenty of scoring with this one going over the total and that is my free pick.