Texas A&M vs. South Carolina Total Pick
Two SEC teams coming off wins in Week 6 will meet in Week 7 when the South Carolina Gamecocks host the Texas A&M Aggies at 3:30 p.m. ET. Is the under a good play in this conference matchup?
3:30 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 13, 2018
Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Aggies are 2.5-point favorites to beat the Gamecocks. The total, meanwhile, sits at 52 points. As of this writing, 68% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Aggies.
Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M sophomore QB Kellen Mond completed 18-of-29 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in Saturday's 20-14 overtime win over Kentucky. Texas A&M and Kentucky went into overtime at 14-14. Kentucky missed the opening field goal and Williams ran a couple times before finding the end zone for the win. Mond (6'2/210) wasn't overly sharp -- his 46 yard touchdown came on a tipped pass that Sternberger took to the house -- but it was still enough to get the win over a quality Kentucky team. The sophomore will carry a mediocre 9/5 TD/INT ratio into next week's game against South Carolina.
South Carolina Gamecocks
South Carolina junior QB Jake Bentley (knee) expects to start Saturday against Texas A&M. Bentley told reporters Tuesday that he's experiencing no lingering effects from the Grade 1 MCL sprain he suffered against Kentucky. Bentley was full-go at Tuesday’s practice, though he does expect to wear a knee brace if he plays on Saturday. "As long as I’m ready to go, that’s the plan," Bentley said. "And Mike’s going to be ready to go." Bentley is referring to his backup, Michael Scarnecchia. HC Will Muschamp has said that Bentley will start if he's healthy.
The over is 6-2 in the Aggies’ last eight road games.
The over is 4-0 in the Gamecocks’ last four home games.
The under is 17-4 in the Gamecocks’ last 21 games following a straight up win, is 10-3 in their last 13 games versus an opponent with a winning record, and is 16-6 in their last 22 conference games. On the other side, the under is a perfect 6-0 in the Aggies’ last six games played in October and is 7-3 in their last 10 opponents versus SEC opponents.
College Football Prediction: Texas A&M/South Carolina under 52