|2013 CBS College Football Game of the Week Odds: Texas A&M vs. LSU|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:00|
Texas A&M vs. LSU Odds
Texas A&M is 8-2 overall, 4-2 in the SEC, 2-0 on the road and 5-5 against the spread. LSU is 7-3 overall, 3-3 in the conference, 5-0 at home and 4-5-1 against the spread. LSU has won two straight over A&M.
Trends show that Texas A&M is 1-4 against the spread in its last 5 SEC games and 0-6 ATS in its last 6 games after a bye. LSU is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games after a bye.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, LSU is favored at home, as the Tigers have odds of -4.5 points against Texas A&M. The over/under total for the game has been set at 71 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had LSU favored by 4 points. The spread slowly bumped up to 4.5 points. The over/under total opened at 70.5 points but quickly moved up to 71.
Texas A&M is coming off a 51-41 win over Mississippi State two weeks ago. The Aggies have won three straight and scored at least 41 points in every game this year. A&M is averaging 49.2 points per game this season while the defense is giving up 30.9 points per game. Johnny Manziel is leading the offense with 3,313 yards passing and 31 touchdowns while also rushing for 611 yards and eight scores. Mike Evans has added 57 receptions for 1,263 yards and 12 touchdowns.
LSU is coming off a 38-17 loss at Alabama two weeks ago. The Tigers have lost three of their last six games after starting 4-0. LSU is averaging 37.9 points per game on offense, while the defense is giving up 23.5 points per contest. Quarterback Zach Mettenberger has thrown for 2,733 yards and 20 touchdowns to lead the offense while Odell Beckham has 51 catches for 1,051 yards and eight touchdowns. Jeremy Hill has added 964 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, LSU has no new injuries to report. A&M linebacker Cody Johnson (ankle) and running back Tra Carson (head) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Texas A&M, as the Aggies are getting 69% of the wagers with odds of +4.5 points at LSU on Saturday.