Arkansas vs. Texas A&M - 9/29/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (2-2) at Arkansas Razorbacks (1-3)
College Football: Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm (AT&T Stadium)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks +17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks meet in an SEC conference college football matchup from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday afternoon.
The Texas A&M Aggies will look to bounce back after being dropped back to .500 following a 45-23 loss to Alabama in their last outing. Kellen Mond has thrown for 1,020 yards, 7 touchdowns and a pair of interceptions on 59% passing while also rushing for a team-high 4 touchdowns. Trayveon Williams has rushed for a team-high 430 yards and 4 touchdowns of his own. Jhamon Austin, Camron Buckley and Jace Sternberger each have 200+ receiving yards for the Aggies this season, with Sternberger adding a team-high 4 receiving touchdowns to this point. As a team, Texas A&M are averaging the 7th-most total yardage per game in the nation with 545.5 yards per game in addition to 39 points per game while also owning the 7th-tightest run defence in the FBS, allowing just 87 rushing yards per game this season.
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The Arkansas Razorbacks will look for a big win to get back on the right path, currently sitting at 1-3 after a 34-3 rout at the hands of Auburn in their last outing. Ty Storey leads the Hogs in passing with 438 yards in completing 49.2% of his passes while Cole Kelly has thrown for 379 yards and 3 touchdowns with 4 picks this season. Devwah Whaley leads the Razorbacks in rushing with 231 yards on the ground while La’Michael Pettway leads Arkansas in receiving with 173 yards and 3 touchdowns. Jordan Jones has also chipped in 162 receiving yards this season for the Hogs. As a team, the Razorbacks are averaging 374 yards of total offense to go along with 25.5 points per game. The Razorbacks’ defence has also been solid, allowing the 8th-fewest rushing yards per game with 88.2 per contest this season.
Texas A&M is 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 21-5-1 ATS in their last 27 games in September while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 neutral site games. Arkansas is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. The over is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
You have to imagine that the Aggies will come into this one a little bit ticked off, knowing that the way they played against Alabama is not what anybody expects to see from Texas A&M. Arkansas on the other hand is still the same below average team we expected to see against Auburn. Both teams have solid run defenses, the problem for Arkansas is that they don’t have much of a run game going this season, while the Aggies have a massive pair of threats in Mond and Williams. This is a game I see A&M using as a chance to take out some frustration, and in what’s essentially a home game for the Aggies, I’ll side with Texas A&M to remain perfect ATS this season.