|2012 SEC College Football Week 9 Odds & Spread: Texas A&M vs. Auburn|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 25 October 2012 11:30|
Texas A&M vs. Auburn Odds
Texas A&M is 5-2 on the year, 2-2 in the SEC and 3-0 on the road. Auburn is 1-6 overall, 0-5 in conference play and 1-3 at home. The Aggies are 3-4 against the spread this year while the Tigers are 2-5 ATS. These two last met in 1986.
Trends show that Auburn is just 2-5 against the spread in its last 7 home games and 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on grass. Texas A&M is 1-10-1 ATS in its last 12 conference games and 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games following a failed cover.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Texas A&M is the favorite on the road in this game, as the Aggies are getting odds of -14.5 points against at Auburn. The over/under total has been set at 52.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Texas A&M favored by 10 points. The spread hasn’t been lower than that and peaked at 15.5 points before closing at A&M -14.5.
Texas A&M is coming off a 24-19 loss at home to LSU last week. The Aggies have seen their two losses this year come against the Tigers and Florida by a combined 8 points. A&M is scoring 43 points per game this year, which is good for ninth in the country, while the defense is allowing only 22.1 points per contest. Quarterback Johnny Manziel is leading this team, as he has thrown for 1,956 yards and 14 touchdowns while rushing for 703 yards and 10 scores.
Auburn is coming off a 17-13 loss at Vanderbilt last week. The Tigers have now dropped four straight after winning the national title just two seasons ago. Auburn is currently 121st in the nation in scoring, averaging only 15.7 points per game. The defense is allowing 25.1 points per contest. Auburn is being led this year by running back Tre Mason, who has rushed for 474 yards and four touchdowns this season.
In terms of Injuries, Auburn running back Mike Blakely is questionable with an undisclosed injury while tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen is out with a hip injury. Texas A&M defensive back Steven Campbell will miss the rest of the season with a concussion.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Texas A&M. The Aggies are getting 66% of the wagers with odds of -14.5 points at Auburn on Saturday night.