New Mexico St. vs. Texas A&M Pick
No. 9 Texas A&M takes a break from SEC play this week when it hosts New Mexico State at 7:30PM ET. Will the Aggies pile up a big number of points?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Texas A&M is an overwhelming favorite to win this game, as the Aggies are getting odds of -43.5 points against New Mexico State. The over/under total for the game is listed at 71 points. These two have no recent meetings to consider.
A&M suffered its first loss of the season last week, losing at Alabama 33-14. The Aggies were soundly beaten by the Tide, being outgained 451-278. The Aggies are now 6-1 on the season while going 4-2-1 with the under. The unders hitting aren’t due to a lack of points, as A&M is averaging 36.4 points and 496.4 yards per game on offense. They have a very balanced attack, averaging nearly 250 yards per game on the ground and in the air. Trevor Knight has been a dual-threat option, as he has thrown for 1,664 yards and 11 touchdowns while running for 526 yards and nine scores. Trayveon Williams has added 727 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, A&M is giving up 439.4 yards per game, but holding opponents to just 21.1 points per contest.
New Mexico State fell to 2-5 on the season last week with a 22-19 loss to Georgia Southern at home. The Aggies are 4-2-1 with the over this season thanks to a defense that is struggling. State is giving up 41.6 points and 503.6 yards per game. They really have struggled against the run, allowing 245.6 yards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Aggies are averaging 25.9 points and 433.7 yards per game. Quarterback Tyler Rogers is leading the offense with 1,994 passing yards and 11 touchdowns, but he also has 10 interceptions.
Texas A&M certainly shouldn’t have too much trouble scoring, but A&M can’t hit the over on its own in this game. The Aggies have a better defense than one would expect, so I don’t see New Mexico State doing a ton of offensive damage in this game. A&M may put up 50-60 points, but that won’t be enough to hit the over.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 9 PICK: NEW MEXICO STATE/TEXAS A&M UNDER 71