Chick-fil-A Bowl Odds

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ATLANTA, GA (The Spread) – Johnny Manziel could be playing in his final college game on Tuesday as No. 21 Texas A&M takes on No. 24 Duke in the Chick-fil-A Bowl at 8PM ET on ESPN.

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Texas A&M was 8-4 this season and 5-7 against the spread while hitting the over 8 times. Duke went 10-3 on the year, 10-3 against the spread and hit the under 8 times.

Trends show that Duke is 7-1 against the spread in its last 8 games overall and 8-3 ATS in its last 11 non-conference games. Texas A&M is 2-9 against the spread in its last 11 games at a neutral site.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Texas A&M is favored in this game, as the Aggies have odds of -11.5 points against Duke. The over/under total for the game has been set at 75 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Texas A&M favored by 13 points, but the spread slowly fell back to 11.5. The over/under total opened at 72 points but steadily climbed to 75.

Texas A&M is coming off a 28-21 loss at Missouri. The Aggies ended the season losing their last two games to finish 4-4 in the SEC. All four losses this year came against ranked opponents. A&M averaged 43.6 points and 538.2 yards per game on offense this year, while the defense gave up 30.9 points per game. Manziel has thrown for 3,732 yards and 33 touchdowns while rushing for 686 yards and eight touchdowns. Mike Evans has added 65 receptions for 1,322 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Duke is coming off a 45-7 loss to Florida State in the ACC Championship. Still, the Blue Devils went 6-2 in conference play and won the ACC Coastal Division. Duke averaged 31.6 points and 408.1 yards per game on offense this season while the defense allowed just 24.7 points per game. Quarterback Anthony Boone has thrown for 1,833 yards with 10 touchdowns and 11 interceptions to lead the offense, while Jamison Crowder has caught 96 passes for 1,197 yards and seven touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Texas A&M linebacker Cody Johnson (ankle) is questionable while linebacker Darian Claiborne is suspended. Duke defensive end Jonathan Woodruff (arm) and running back Eric Adams (upper body) are both questionable for the game.

The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Texas A&M, as the Aggies are getting 77% of the wagers with odds of -11.5 points against Duke on Tuesday night.

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