Texas A&M vs. Ole Miss Spread Pick
The Texas A&M Aggies finally return home after a brutal road stretch that saw they go to South Carolina, Starkville, Mississippi and Auburn. Following back-to-back losses, will A&M rebound with a win and a cover as a large favorite over the Ole Miss Rebels at 12:00 p.m. ET?
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 10
Kyle Field, College Stadium, Texas
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Aggies are 13-point favorites to beat the Rebels. The total, meanwhile, sits at 67.5 points. As of this writing, 58% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Aggies.
Ole Miss Rebels
Ole Miss senior QB Jordan Ta'amu (ankle) is expected to be ready for the Rebels' Nov. 10 game against Texas A&M. While the senior quarterback is expected to be ready for the game, he will be limited in practice this week. In his most recent action, a 48-44 loss to South Carolina, Ta'amu accounted for 445 yards of offense and one rushing touchdown. His three-game streak of at least one touchdown pass came to an end in the defeat, and Ta'amu will look to begin a new run against a Texas A&M defense that's currently ranked 11th in the SEC in pass defense (243.6 ypg) and 13th in passing touchdowns allowed per game (2.0).
Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M sophomore QB Kellen Mond completed 15-of-31 passes for 212 yards with a touchdown and an interception in a 28-24 loss to Auburn on Saturday. Back-to-back poor games for Mond in back-to-back losses for the Aggies. As per usual, there were some excellent moments for the talented sophomore, but in the past two games, he's really struggled to keep up any consistency. His interception got Auburn back into the game, and there were several throws that he just flatout missed. Mond has to play better if Texas A&M is going to compete against the better SEC teams. An easier defense comes next when they take on Ole Miss next Saturday.
The Rebels are 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games overall and 0-5 against the number in their last five conference games.
The Aggies have covered the spread in six of their last seven home games and are 7-3 against the number in their last 10 games overall.
Texas A&M has had a tough couple of weeks but the Aggies finally return to College Station and while you could make the argument that an exasperated bunch will allow the road dog to hang around, I’m on the other side of this one. The Rebels own one of the worst defenses in the country, surrendering 36.1 points per game, which ranks 112th. There’s nothing Ole Miss does well on that side of the ball and while Jordan Ta’amu has kept the Rebels competitive with his outstanding play on the other side, this team is also 0-3 against the spread the past three weeks. I like A&M to get out some frustrations today.
College Football Prediction: Texas A&M Aggies -13