Arkansas vs. Texas A&M - 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 -5.5 -- Over/Under: 49 See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks and Texas A&M Aggies meet in a big SEC matchup Saturday night at AT&T Stadium on ESPN.
The Arkansas Razorbacks have a chance to win four straight games against a ranked opponent. Austin Allen is completing 67.1 percent of his passes for 655 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Allen has 17 pass completions this season of 15 or more yards. Keon Hatcher and Drew Morgan have combined for 372 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Jeremy Sprinkle has nine receptions. The Arkansas Razorbacks ground game is averaging 170.6 yards per contest, and Rawleigh Williams III leads the way with 354 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Arkansas is allowing 20.3 points and 322.7 yards per game. Brooks Ellis leads the Razorbacks with 26 tackles, Jeremiah Ledbetter has 2.5 sacks and Ryan Pulley has one interception.
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The Texas A&M Aggies have a chance to win their sixth game over a ranked team since the 2014 season. Trevor Knight is completing 52.9 percent of his passes for 830 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions. Knight has 18 pass completions this season that have produced 15 or more yards. Josh Reynolds and Christian Kirk have combined for 415 receiving yards and four touchdowns while Ricky Seals-Jones has nine receptions. The Texas A&M Aggies ground game is averaging 237 yards per contest, and Trayveon Williams leads the way with 236 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Texas A&M is allowing 13.3 points and 357.3 yards per game. Justin Evans leads the Aggies with 25 tackles, Myles Garrett has three sacks and Priest Willis has one interception.
The Razorbacks are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Aggies are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 conference games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in September. The Razorbacks are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 meetings.
You guys know I'm big on Arkansas and it's style of play, as not many teams can compete with its physical style and usually has trouble against its big front line. It's why I had the Razorbacks upsetting TCU a couple of weeks ago. The problem in this game is that Arkansas doesn't have the playmakers or the speed to match Texas A&M. The Aggies have beaten the Razorbacks in four straight meetings and the difference lately have been the wide receivers making plays down the field. Texas A&M may have the best group of wide receivers in the entire country. The fast track in Dallas will only make things tougher for Arkansas.
Give me the Aggies and reasonable line.