Texas A&M vs. Lamar - 9/14/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lamar at Texas A&M
Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 6:00 PM (Kyle Field)
Texas A&M -43.5 -- O/U: 63 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Lamar Cardinals and the Texas A&M Aggies meet in a week 3 college football matchup from Kyle Field on Saturday night.
The Lamar Cardinals will look for a big time road win to improve on their 2-0 start to the season after a 23-20 overtime win over Mississippi Valley State last time out. Jordan Hoy has thrown for 459 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 39 of 63 passing, good enough for a 61.9% completion percentage. Hoy also shares the team lead in rushing with 118 yards and 5 rushing touchdowns while Myles Wanza also has 118 rushing yards and Derrion Randle has 115 rushing yards. Kirkland Banks leads Lamar in receiving with 9 receptions for 111 yards while Erik Pizarro has 8 receptions and Carmoni Green has 84 receiving yards. As a team, Lamar is averaging 547.5 yards of total offense and 44 points per game this season.
The Texas A&M Aggies will look to bounce back from their first loss of the season, coming in the form of a 24-10 loss to Clemson last time out. Kellen Mond has thrown for 430 yards, 4 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on 43 of 69 passing, good enough for a 62.3% completion percentage. Jashaun Corbin has a team-high 137 rushing yards, while Isaiah Spiller is 2nd on the team with 130 rushing yards this season. Quartney Davis and Jhamon Ausbon are tied for the team lead in receiving with 144 yards, with Davis logging 11 receptions and 13.1 YPC while Ausbon has a team-high 13 receptions. Defensively, Buddy Johnson leads the Aggies with 12 tackles while Roney Elam and Myles Jones each have a pair of interceptions. As a team, Texas A&M is averaging 383.5 yards of total offense and 25.5 points per game this season.
This is a lot of points to lay with an Aggies team that hasn’t scored 43 points in a game this season, but I think the Aggies are due to bounce back as playing Lamar is a big step down from playing the defending champion and number one team in the country. Laying points like this is asking for a backdoor cover when Texas A&M gets bored, but I think Kellen Mond will use this game as a confidence booster after a disappointing performance against Clemson so I’ll lay the points with Texas A&M here.