Rice vs. Texas A&M Pick

cfb-texasam-team01-360

COLLEGE STATION, TX (The Spread) –No. 7 Texas A&M hopes to move on from the distractions as it takes on Rice on Saturday at 1PM ET on ESPN, live from Kyle Field.

View Current College Football Odds

Texas A&M went 11-2 last season and was 8-5 against the spread. Rice went 7-6 in 2012 and 8-4-1 against the spread. These two teams haven’t met since 1995.

Odds: The oddsmakers from Bovada.lv have Texas A&M as a 27-point favorite at home against Rice on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 66.5 points.

Line Movement: The opening odds for this game had Texas A&M favored by 31.5 points. The spread was held up for a while as the situation with Johnny Manziel was figured out. With him sitting out a half, the odds have dipped down to as low as 26.5 points before closing at Texas A&M -27

Public Betting: Of the wagers that have been placed on this game, 67% are going on Texas A&M with a point spread of -27 against Rice today. Be sure to click on the public betting link to get the latest odds and betting percentages.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL FREE PICK: Take Rice plus the points. According to latest college football trends, the Owls are 4-0 against the spread in their last four non-conference games, 6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall and 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games overall. The Aggies, meanwhile, are 0-4 against the spread in their last four games in August. As many know, A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel won’t play the first half versus Rice after being suspended following the NCAA’s investigation into whether or not he violated rules regarding autograph compensation. It’s been a long week and an even longer offseason for Kevin Sumlin’s team, which no doubt has to be distracted by all the media attention that their Heisman winner has accumulated. Meanwhile, Rice returns 18 starters and hopes to build off the momentum it created last season when the team won its final five games. The Owls also handed Air Force an embarrassing loss to Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl and figures to have an improved defense. They should cover the large spread in this game.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 FREE PICK: RICE +27

Bet on College Football Week 1 Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Recent NCAAF Discussions

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Line Moving in Big Ten Title Game The spread in tonight's Big Ten Championship Game has moved two full points off the original number set by oddsmakers.
Thumbnail Line Moves Again in ACC Title Game The line in the ACC Championship Game between Clemson and Virginia Tech continues to move ahead of tonight's 8:00PM ET kickoff.
Thumbnail Big Ten Championship Prediction When No. 7 Penn State takes on No. 6 Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship tonight, which...
Thumbnail ACC Championship Prediction Will No. 3 Clemsonhave any trouble when it takes on No. 23 Virginia Techin the ACC...
Thumbnail MWC Championship Prediction Who will walk away with the Mountain West Championship when Wyoming and San Diego State collide tonight at 7:45PM...
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  
Advertisement

NCAAF Team Pages