Texas A&M at Alabama - 10/22/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (6-0) at Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0)
College Football: Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Bryant-Denny Stadium)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide -18.5 -- Over/Under: 58.5 See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and Alabama Crimson Tide square off Saturday in a SEC college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
The Texas A&M Aggies look to remain undefeated and take full control of the SEC West. The Texas A&M Aggies have beaten five ranked teams since last season. Trevor Knight is completing 53.5 percent of his passes for 1,500 yards, nine touchdowns and five interceptions. Knight has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Josh Reynolds and Christian Kirk have combined for 840 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Ricky Seals-Jones has 10 receptions. The Texas A&M Aggies ground game is averaging 274.3 yards per contest, and Trayveon Williams leads the way with 704 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Texas A&M is allowing 19.2 points and 437.5 yards per game. Justin Evans leads the Texas A&M Aggies with 48 tackles, Myles Garrett has four sacks and Armani Watts has two interceptions.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide also look to remain unbeaten and stay the favorite to win the college football championship. The Alabama Crimson Tide have won 11 straight games against ranked teams. Jalen Hurts is completing 63.5 percent of his passes for 1,385 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Hurts has four touchdown passes in his last three games. Calvin Ridley and ArDarius Stewart have combined for 856 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while O.J. Howard has 14 receptions. The Alabama Crimson Tide ground game is averaging 265.7 yards per contest, and Damien Harris leads the way with 572 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Alabama is allowing 15 points and 274 yards per game. Reuben Foster leads the Alabama Crimson Tide with 41 tackles, Jonathan Allen has five sacks and Minkah Fitzpatrick has three interceptions.
The Aggies are 2-6 ATS vs. a team with a winning record and 8-19 ATS in their last 27 conference games. The Crimson Tide are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The under is 8-2-1 in Aggies last 11 games overall.
Texas A&M has the NFL talent to matchup with Alabama on both sides of the ball and has a playmaking quarterback who can give Nick Saban nightmares. In fact, Knight was the quarterback for the Oklahoma Sooners when they beat Alabama in the 2014 bowl game. This line is nuts and simply isn't giving Texas A&M any credit. The Aggies can play with the best of them. Alabama may win, but Texas A&M will put a scare into those Crimson Tide.