Texas A&M vs. Missouri - 11/15/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri Tigers (7-2) at Texas A&M Aggies (7-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm (Kyle Field)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Missouri Tigers face off on Saturday in College Station in a SEC college football matchup.
The Texas A&M Aggies have had their share of ups and downs this season but they are coming off of a monster upset win knocking off Auburn on the road. The Texas A&M offense is averaging 36.9 points and 482.2 yards per game and are now led by QB Kyle Allen who has completed 57.9 percent of his passes with eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Tra Williams and Tra Carson are splitting time in the backfield and have rushed for just over 750 yards combined and have five touchdowns each. Ricky Seals Jones has 43 catches, Malcome Kennedy has 42 catches, and Josh Reynolds has 40 catches and 10 touchdowns. Defensively Texas A&M is allowing 27.1 points and 431 yards per game with 10 takeaways and 32 sacks. Deshazor Everett has 59 tackles, Howard Mathews has 58 tackles, and Myles Garrett has 11 sacks. Texas A&M has a lot of talent but their more consistent and better days are clearly ahead of them.
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The Missouri Tigers are 7-2 this season and they control their destiny in the SEC East and if they can hold on they will play in the SEC Championship game for the second year in a row. Missouri is averaging 28.8 points and 330.1 yards per game and the offense is guided by QB Maty Mauk who has completed 52.4 percent of his passes with 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Russell Hansbrough leads the Missouri ground attack with 591 yards and seven touchdowns and Bud Sasser has 46 receptions and eight touchdowns as Mizzou’s leading receiver. The Missouri defense is allowing 19.3 points and 340.6 yards per game with 17 takeaways and 31 sacks. Michael Scherer has 83 tackles, Kentrell Brothers has 74 tackles, and Shane Ray has 12 sacks. Missouri doesn’t do anything perfect but together they do enough to win a lot of football games.
Texas A&M is 1-4 against the spread in their last five SEC games, 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games. Missouri is 8-1 against the spread in their last nine road games, 16-6-1 against the spread in their last 23 games, and 13-5 against the spread in their last 18 SEC games.
This looks like a lot of points and possibly the wrong team favored altogether so my play here is Missouri.