Texas A&M Aggies vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Pick-Odds-Prediction 10/26/13
Vanderbilt Commodores (4-3) at Texas A&M Aggies (5-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 12:21 pm (Kyle Field)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -18 -- Over/Under: 68.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC, MSG, ESPN3, GamePlan
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Saturday in College Station in a SEC college football matchup.
The Texas A&M Aggies dreams of getting to the National Title game with one loss died last week as they fell to Auburn in a shootout. While Texas A&M have lost twice, it would be tough to blame the offense as they have averaged 46.9 points and 588.7 yards per game while turning the ball over nine times. Johnny Manziel as completed 73.3 percent of his passes with 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions and he has rushed for 486 yards and six touchdowns but more than likely his quest for back-to-back Heisman Trophies could be over and he is questionable fort this game. Ben Malena is the top option in the Aggies backfield averaging 4.8 yards per carry with eight touchdowns and he has 14 catches with another touchdown. The Texas A&M receivers are led by Mike Evans who has 43 catches and nine touchdowns, Malcome Kennedy with 35 catches and four touchdowns, and Derel Walker with 26 catches. Defensively is where Texas A&M have had problems allowing 33.9 points and 494.4 yards per game with eight interceptions, four fumble recoveries, and seven sacks. Howard Mathews has 47 tackles and Steven Jenkins and Darian Claiborne have 44 tackles each. It’s clear the Texas A&M defense just isn’t what it was last year and they simply aren’t as a good as a team because of it.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores are coming off of their biggest win of the year as they knocked off Georgia in a game it looked they weren’t going to win. Vandy has now won three of their last four games and the offense is averaging 33.3 points and 412.4 yards per game while they have turned the ball over 11 times. QB Austyn Carta-Samuels is out and he is replaced by Patton Robinette who has completed 65 percent of his passes with no touchdowns and an interception but he has rushed for 3.7 yards per carry and two touchdowns. Jerron Seymour is averaging 5.5 yards per rushing attempt with eight touchdowns and Wesley Tate is averaging 4.3 yards per carry with four touchdowns and each of them have 13 catches out of the backfield. Vanderbilt’s passing game revolves around Jordan Mathews who has 58 catches and five touchdowns while Jonathan Krause has 29 catches and two touchdowns. Defensively Vandy allows 26.6 points and 365.9 yards per game and they have four interceptions, six fumble recoveries, and 13 sacks. Kenny Ladler is the Commodores leading tackler with 58 tackles, Darreon Herring has 48 tackles, and Javon Marshall has 47 tackles. Vanderbilt has played solid football but they will be severely tested here if Manziel is ready to go for the Aggies.
Texas A&M is 5-0 against the spread following a loss, 6-15 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 8-3 against the spread after allowing more than 450 yards in their previous game. Vanderbilt is 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 8-1 against the spread following a win, and 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games against a team with a winning home record.
The ltotal for this one is set in the sky and it just looks to be a shade too aggressive and I am going to go with the under.