2012 ESPN College Football Week 8 Odds & Spread: LSU vs. Texas A&M Print
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Wednesday, 17 October 2012 07:30
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LSU vs. Texas A&M Odds

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COLLEGE STATION, TX (The Spread) – No. 6 LSU has another tough game on the schedule this Saturday, as the Tigers hit the road to face No. 20 Texas A&M at Noon ET on ESPN.

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LSU is 6-1 overall, 2-1 in the SEC and 1-1 on the road. Texas A&M is 5-1 overall, 2-1 in the SEC and 2-1 at home. The Tigers are 2-5 against the spread this year while the Aggies are 3-3 ATS. LSU has lost its last four times at Texas A&M.

Trends show that Texas A&M is 1-10 against the spread in its last 11 games against a team with a winning record and 3-9 ATS in its last 12 games following a win. LSU is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 road games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv LSU is the road favorite in this game, as the Tigers have odds of -4 points at Texas A&M. The over/under total for the game has been set at 52 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had LSU as a 2.5-point favorite. The spread never got lower than that and is currently at its peak of 4 points.

LSU is coming off a 23-21 win at home against South Carolina last week. That was on the heels of a 14-6 loss at Florida the week before. The Tigers have had three games this year decided by 8 points or less. The LSU defense has been very strong this year, allowing an average of 14 points per game, which ranks 8th in the country. On offense, the Tigers are scoring 32 points per game. Running back Kenny Hilliard is leading the team with 415 rushing yards and six touchdowns on the season.

Texas A&M is coming off a 59-57 win at Louisiana Tech last week. The Aggies have won two straight games by a combined 5 points. The lone loss for the Aggies was a 20-17 loss at home against Florida. This year, the Aggies are holding opponents to 21.8 points per game on defense while scoring 47 points per game on offense. That scoring total ranks fifth in the nation. Leading Texas A&M this year is quarterback Johnny Manziel, who has thrown for 1,680 yards and 14 TDs while rushing for 676 yards and 10 scores.

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In terms of Injuries, LSU guard Josh Williford is questionable for this game with a concussion while tackle Alex Hurst is questionable for personal reasons. Texas A&M receiver Ryan Swope is questionable with a head injury while defensive lineman Spencer Nealy is questionable with a leg injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing LSU. The Tigers are getting 76% of the wagers with odds of -4 points at Texas A&M on Saturday.

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