|2013 SEC College Football Week 9 Odds: Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 23 October 2013 12:00|
Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M Odds
Texas A&M is 5-2 overall, 2-2 in the SEC, 3-2 at home and 3-4 against the spread. Vanderbilt is 4-3 overall, 1-3 in the SEC, 1-1 on the road and 3-4 against the spread. These two have no recent meetings.
Trends show that Texas A&M is just 1-7 against the spread in its last 8 games in October and 6-15 ATS in its last 21 games against a team with a winning record. Vanderbilt is 8-1 ATS in its last 9 games following a win.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Texas A&M is the favorite at home, as the Aggies have odds of -18 points against Vanderbilt. The over/under total for the game has been set at 69 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Texas A&M favored by 18 points. The spread dropped to 17.5 before moving back to 18. The over/under total opened at 70.5 points before climbing to a high of 71 and falling back to its low of 69.
Texas A&M is coming off a 45-41 loss to Auburn last week at home. The Aggies have had both their losses this season come by one score and at home. A&M is averaging 46.9 points per game on offense, but the defense is allowing 33.9 points per contest. Johnny Manziel has thrown for 2,289 yards and 18 touchdowns while rushing for 486 yards and six scores. He is dealing with a shoulder injury that is leaving him questionable for this game. Receiver Mike Evans has caught 43 passes for 1,024 yards and nine touchdowns.
Vanderbilt is coming off a 31-27 win at home over Georgia. The Commodores are now averaging 33.3 points per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 26.6 points per contest. Austyn Carta-Samuels has thrown for 1,672 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the offense, but he is questionable for this game with a knee injury. Jerron Seymour has rushed for 426 yards and eight touchdowns this season, while Jordan Matthews has caught 58 passes for 798 yards and five scores.
In terms of Injuries, Texas A&M linebacker Cody Johnson is questionable with an ankle injury. Vandy offensive lineman Andrew Bridges is questionable with an undisclosed injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Vanderbilt, as the Commodores are getting 65% of the wagers with odds of +18 points at Texas A&M on Saturday.