South Carolina vs. Texas A&M - 10/13/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (4-2) at South Carolina Gamecocks (3-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm (Williams-Brice Stadium)
The Line: South Carolina Gamecocks -2.5 -- Over/Under: 52 See the Latest Odds
The Texas A&M Aggies and the South Carolina Gamecocks meet in week 7 SEC conference college football action from Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The Texas A&M Aggies will look to build on back-to-back wins, including a 20-14 overtime win over Kentucky in their last outing to climb to 4-2 this season. Kellen Mond has thrown for 1,447 yards, 9 touchdowns and 5 interceptions while rushing for another 4 TDs as well. Trayveon Williams has rushed for an Aggie-leading 720 yards and 7 TDs while Jace Sternberger leads A&M with 22 catches for 351 yards and 5 touchdowns. As a team, Texas A&M is averaging 491.5 yards of total offense and 33.3 points per game this season. The Aggies’ defense is also strong against the run, allowing the 4th-fewest rushing yards per game in FBS with 78.8 per game this season.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks will look to find some measure of consistency after alternating wins and losses through their first 5 games this season, including a 37-35 win over Missouri in their last outing. Jake Bentley leads the Gamecocks with 928 yards, 7 touchdowns and 6 interceptions at QB while Michael Scarnecchia threw for 3 touchdowns in the Missouri game which was his first career start. Rico Dowdle leads the Gamecocks with 337 rushing yards and 2 TDs while Bryan Edwards had 24 catches for a team-high 309 yards and 5 TDs and Deebo Samuel has a team-high 26 grabs for 294 yards and 3 scores. As a team, South Carolina is averaging 426.8 yards of total offense and 30 points per game this season.
Texas A&M is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games while the under is 7-3 in their last 10 conference games. South Carolina is 9-3-3 ATS in their last 15 conference games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a win while the under is 10-3 in their last 13 games against a team with a winning record. The underdog is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
Scarnecchia looked good in his debut, but the fact is that I’m not sure how much I can trust the Gamecocks with so many question marks at QB. Texas A&M has the talent on both sides of the ball right now, and did a good job in stifling Kentucky’s ground game in their win over the Wildcats. All in all, I think with the low line, Texas A&M is the way to go here.