SMU vs. Texas A&M Odds
Texas A&M is 2-1 overall, 2-1 at home and 2-1 against the spread. SMU is 1-1 overall, 0-2 against the spread and playing in its first road game. Texas A&M has won four straight meetings with SMU.
Trends show that Texas A&M is 4-0 against the spread in its last 4 games following a loss while SMU is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on grass and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games against SEC opponents.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Texas A&M is the big favorite at home, as the Aggies have odds of -28 points against SMU on Saturday. The over/under total for the game has been set at 79.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Texas A&M favored by 28 points as well. The spread moved back and forth between 28 and 28.5. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 79.5 points.
Texas A&M suffered its first loss of the season last weekend, falling to top-seeded Alabama, 49-42. The loss was certainly not the fault of the offense, which racked up 628 yards on Nick Saban’s defense. The problem for A&M was its defense, which gave up 568 yards to the Crimson Tide, including 234 yards on the ground. Quarterback Johnny Manziel went 28 of 39 passing for 464 yards with five touchdowns and two interceptions. Manziel also rushed for 98 yards on 14 carries. Receiver Mike Evans was also impressive in the loss, catching seven passes for 279 yards and a touchdown.
SMU didn’t play last week and is coming off a 31-30 win over Montana State two weeks ago. The Mustangs aren’t looking to impressive defensively thus far, giving up 35.5 points per game. The offense has moved the ball, averaging 475.5 yards per game, but SMU has just 27 points per game to show for it. Quarterback Garrett Gilbert has thrown for 705 yards and a touchdown this season while receivers Jeremy Johnson and Darius Joseph have combined for 42 receptions for 459 yards.
In terms of Injuries, Texas A&M defensive lineman Isaiah Golden (personal) and defensive back Floyd Raven (collarbone) are both questionable for Saturday’s game. SMU running back Traylon Shead (knee) and linebacker Randall Joyner (leg) are also questionable for the contest.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Texas A&M, as the Aggies are getting 81% of the wagers with odds of -28.5 points against SMU on Saturday.