Texas A&M vs. Auburn Prediction
No. 5 Texas A&M hits the road this week to take on 5-3 Auburn at 12:00 p.m. ET from Jordan-Hare Stadium in Alabama. The Aggies are only laying 5.5 points to their SEC counterpart but will the Tigers still put up a fight at home?
411 Texas A&M Aggies (-5.5) at 412 Auburn Tigers (+5.5); o/u 48.5
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, December5, 2020
Texas A&M Aggies Game Notes
Texas senior QB Kellen Mond completed 11-of-34 passes for 105 yards in a 20-7 win on Saturday over LSU. This was ugly. Mond and JT Finley were both awful on Saturday, but the difference was the senior was able to avoid turnovers. One of the reasons for that might have been he was too inaccurate to throw interceptions, but, they were avoided nevertheless. Mond was accepted to the Senior Bowl, but the 6-foot-3, 217-pound quarterback still has too many fits of inaccuracy to suggest he's anything more than a developmental draft pick at this point. Having said that, he does have Texas A&M sitting at 6-1, and they can move to 7-1 next Saturday with a win over Auburn.
Auburn Tigers Game Notes
Auburn sophomore RB D.J. Williams (lower body) will not play Saturday against Texas A&M. Williams (5'10/210) was injured during Saturday's loss at Alabama, and has not practiced all week. With the sophomore struggling with this health issue, the Tigers could potentially be down two running back for the matchup with Texas A&M. In addition to Williams' injury, freshman Tank Bigsby is considered to be day-to-day as he continues to recover from a lingering hip injury. Bigsby has practiced on a limited basis this week which bodes well for his availability on Saturday.
Texas A&M vs. Auburn Betting Prediction
The Aggies are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five games against the Tigers, while the underdog has cashed in five of the previous seven meetings in this series. A&M is also just 2-5 against the spread in its last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record and is winless in its last five games at the betting window after accumulating less than 275 total yards in its previous contest.
Meanwhile, the Tigers have covered the spread in 12 of their last 16 home games, are 6-2 against the number in their last eight games coming off a loss and are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven games played in December. Auburn has also covered 10 of its last 13 games as a home underdog.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 14 BETTING PREDICTION: AUBURN TIGERS +5.5