Texas A&M vs. Arkansas - 9/28/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Texas A&M vs. Arkansas

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 11:01 AM (AT&T Stadium)

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The Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks meet in a week 5 SEC conference college football matchup from AT&T Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Texas A&M Aggies will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their first four games of the season, currently sitting at 2-2 on the year after a 28-20 loss to Auburn in their last outing. Kellen Mond threw for 1,082 yards, 7 touchdowns and 3 interceptions on 64.4% passing while Isaiah Spiller leads the Aggies in rushing with 255 yards on the ground as well as a pair of TDs. Jhamon Ausbon leads A&M’s receiving group with 25 catches for 364 yards and 2 touchdowns while Guartney Davis has 16 catches for 226 yards and Kendrick Rodgers has 17 grabs for 200 yards this season. Defensively, Buddy Johnson leads Texas A&M with 20 total tackles while Anthony Hines has 17 total tackles with a team-high 13 solo tackles this season. As a team, Texas A&M is averaging 447.8 yards of total offense and 33.2 points per game while allowing 376.5 yards of total defense and 15.5 points per game against this season.

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The Arkansas Razorbacks will look to bounce back and find some consistency of their own after a 31-24 upset loss to San Jose State in their last outing as 20-point favorites. Nick Starkel has thrown for 910 yards, 7 touchdowns and 6 interceptions on 60.5% passing while Rakeem Boyd leads the Hogs in rushing with 394 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns and Devwah Whaley has 138 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns this season. Trey Knox leads Arkansas’ receiving corps with 299 receiving yards and 2 TDs on 21 catches while Mike Woods has 17 grabs for 239 yards. Treylon Burks and Cheyenne O’Grady also join the 100-yard receiving club for the Hogs this year. Defensively, De’Jon Harris leads Arkansas with 28 total tackles while Kamren Curl has 27 total tackles including a team-high 20 solo tackles and a pair of sacks. Bumper Pool has 26 total tackles and Gabe Richardson has a team-high 2.5 sacks this season. As a team, Arkansas is averaging 440.8 yards of total offense and 29 points per game while allowing 411.5 yards of total defense and 27.2 points per game against this season.

Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games while the over is 5-2 in their last 10 games overall. Arkansas is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 conference games while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games on turf. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.

This is a lot of points to lay on the surface with what’s technically a neutral site game. However, the game is still being hosted in Texas, and it’s less than 3 hours for the fans from College Station so you can expect a large number of Aggie fans in the house. Arkansas has put up a couple of clunkers lately, including an embarrassing loss at home to San Jose State, and I just don’t have much confidence in the Razorbacks against a stout Texas A&M defense. It’s a big line, but I think the Aggies will just be too much for Arkansas to handle, winning and covering the line in the process.

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Chris’s Pick Texas A&M -23

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.