|2013 ESPN2 College Football Week 10 Odds & Spread: UTEP vs. Texas A&M|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 01 November 2013 11:00|
UTEP vs. Texas A&M Odds
Texas A&M is 6-2 on the season, 2-0 on the road and 4-4 against the spread. UTEP is 1-6 overall, 1-2 on the road and 1-6 against the spread. Texas A&M won the last meeting between these two back in 2000, 45-17.
Trends show that Texas A&M is 7-1 against the spread in its last 8 games against Conference USA opponents and 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games against a team with a losing record. UTEP is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games against SEC opponents.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Texas A&M is the overwhelming favorite, as the Aggies have odds of -46.5 points against UTEP. The over/under total for the game has been set at 76 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Texas A&M favored by 45 points. The spread has made the steady climb to 46.5 points. The over/under total opened at 76 points and slowly worked up to 76.5.
Texas A&M is coming off a 56-24 win over Vanderbilt last week. The Aggies have lost twice this season, both by just one score. A&M ranks fourth in the country in scoring, averaging 48 points per game. However, the defense is allowing 32.6 points per game. Johnny Manziel is having another strong year, as he has thrown for 2,594 yards and 22 touchdowns while rushing for 497 yards and six touchdowns. Receiver Mike Evans has 48 catches for 1,101 yards and 11 touchdowns.
UTEP is coming off a 45-7 loss at Rice last week. The Miners have lost five straight, with four of the losses coming by double figures. UTEP is allowing 38.7 points per game this season on defense, while the offense is posting 27.7 points per game. Quarterback Jameill Showers has thrown for 1,263 yards and 11 touchdowns this year to lead the offense, while running back Aaron Jones has rushed for 743 yards and three scores.
In terms of Injuries, Texas A&M linebacker Cody Johnson (ankle) and defensive lineman Alonzo Williams (undisclosed) are both questionable. UTEP has no injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Texas A&M, as the Aggies are getting 54% of the wagers with odds of -46.5 points against UTEP on Saturday night.