Texas A&M vs. LSU - 11/24/18 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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LSU Tigers (9-2) at Texas A&M Aggies (7-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 7:30 pm (Kyle Field)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -1 -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
The LSU Tigers and the Texas A&M Aggies meet in an SEC college football matchup from Kyle Field on Saturday night.
The LSU Tigers will look for a win to build on their 9-2 record after a 42-10 win over Rice in their last outing. Joe Burrow has thrown for 2,230 yards, 9 touchdowns and 4 interceptions on 56.4% passing while the tandem of Nick Brossette and Clyde Edwards-Helaire have combined to rush for 1,484 yards and 20 touchdowns this season. Justin Jefferson leads the LSU receiving corps with 45 catches for 725 yards and 3 touchdowns this season, while no other Tigers receiver has more than 19 catches and 280 receiving yards this season. As a team, LSU is averaging 379.6 yards of total offense and 28.1 points per game this season.
The Texas A&M Aggies will also look to finish the year strong and build on back-to-back wins following a 41-20 win over UAB in their last outing. Kellen Mond has thrown for 2,680 yards, 17 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Trayveon Williams leads the Aggies with 1,326 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns while Jace Sternberger leads the Aggies’ receiving corps with 42 grabs for 729 yards and 8 touchdowns. Camron Buckley has 32 catches for 465 yards while Quartney Davis has 36 catches for 445 yards and 5 touchdowns this season. As a team, Texas A&M is averaging 460.8 yards of total offense and 31.1 points per game this season. The Aggies are also tough against the run, allowing the 2nd-fewest rushing yards per game in the country, giving up just 80.8 per game this season.
LSU is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record and 10-3 ATS in their last 13 conference games while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games overall. Texas A&M is 8-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 conference games. LSU is 7-0-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings between these two teams and 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams at Texas A&M.
The Aggies are always a tough out at home, including going 6-0 ATS and 5-1 SU at home this season. However, home field hasn’t mattered for the Aggies when it comes to LSU, as the Tigers have flat out owned this matchup ATS over the last few years. It’s a longshot, but with a win here, LSU keeps their slim national playoff hopes alive, so I’ll take a shot with LSU to get the win on the road here.