Texas A&M vs. Arkansas - 9/24/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Arkansas Razorbacks (3-0) at Texas A&M Aggies (3-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 9:00 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -5. -- Over/Under: 50.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks face off on Saturday in a week 4 SEC college football battle of unbeaten teams.
The Texas A&M Aggies are off to a 3-0 start and have wins over UCLA and Auburn on their resume. The Texas A&M offense is averaging 42.3 points and 530.7 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 4 times. Aggies QB Trevor Knight has completed 52.9 percent of his passes with 5 touchdowns and 2 interceptions and he has rushed for 3 touchdowns. Trayveon Williams is A&M’s top rusher with 236 yards and a touchdown and Keith Ford has 155 yards and 3 touchdowns while Christian Kirk has 18 receptions and 2 touchdowns, Josh Reynolds has 13 catches and 2 touchdowns, and Rocky Seals-Jones has 9 catches. Defensively Texas A&M is allowing 13.3 points and 357.3 yards per game with 4 interceptions, a fumble recovery, and 12 sacks. Justin Evans is Texas A&M’s top tackler with 25, Shaan Washington has 22 tackles, and Nick Harvey has 21 tackles and Myles Garrett has 3 sacks. Texas A&M has been a fast starter for several years but they have been unable to finish strong.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks are off to a 3-0 start but this is their first SEC game this season. The Arkansas offense is averaging 34.7 points and 389 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 3 times. Razorbacks QB Austin Allen has completed 67.1 percent of his passes with 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Rawleigh Williams leads Arkansas in rushing with 354 yards and 3 touchdowns and Drew Morgan has 15 catches and a touchdown and Keon Hatcher has 11 catches and 2 touchdowns. The Arkansas defense is allowing 20.3 points and 322.7 yards per game with 3 interceptions, one fumble recovery, and 10 sacks. Brooks Ellis leads the Hogs with 26 tackles, Dre Geenlaw has 21 tackles, and Jeremiah Ledbetter has 17 tackles. Most of the teams Arkansas has faced are big offenses that they have shut down.
Texas A&M is 5-12 against the spread in their last 17 neutral site games, 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 4-0 against the spread in September. Arkansas is 6-1 against the spread in their last 7 SEC games, 20-8 against the spread in their last 28 games, and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 neutral site games. Arkansas has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two teams.
The total is set at 50.5 but that seems just way too low making this one an easy over.