Auburn vs. Texas A&M Spread Prediction
The Auburn Tigers are laying over a field goal at home on Saturday to the Texas A&M Aggies at 12:00 p.m. ET. Will the Aggies rebound from their loss to Mississippi State last week or will the Tigers earn a victory and a cover?
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, November 3, 2018
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Tigers are 3.5-point favorites to beat the Aggies. The total, meanwhile, sits at 48 points. As of this writing, 51% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Tigers.
Auburn HC Gus Malzahn said that redshirt freshman RB JaTarvious Whitlow (various) is day-to-day. Whitlow is working through both shoulder and leg injuries, the latter of which was sustained against Ole Miss prior to Auburn’s bye week. The redshirt freshman did not practice during that bye last week. We’ll see if he can ramp it up over the coming days, with Auburn set to play Texas A&M on Saturday. Should Whitlow be unable to play in that contest, Kam Martin would be next man up in the rotation.
Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M sophomore QB Kellen Mond completed 23-of-46 passes for 235 yards with a touchdown and interception in a 28-13 loss to Mississippi State on Saturday. Nick Fitzgerald played his best game of the year on Saturday. His counterpart, Mond, played arguably his worst. The accuracy just wasn’t there, and he was fortunate to not have thrown another interception or two. Mond has mostly been solid — and made huge strides from last year — but this was not a great example of that. He’ll look to rebound next Saturday against Auburn.
The Aggies are 7-2 against the spread in their last nine games and 6-2 against the number in their last eight road games.
The Tigers have covered just twice in their last seven games overall and are 1-4 at the betting window in their last five home games.
The Aggies offense suddenly looks lost. They’re averaging 21.2 points per game in conference play this season but this Auburn defense is allowing just 18.8. Granted, Jarrett Stidham and the Tiger offense has had their issues offensively as well but they had a week to prepare for this game. A&M, meanwhile, is playing its third road game in three weeks. The Aggies barely beat South Carolina on the road and then lost 28-13 to Mississippi State last weekend in Starkville. I like the more-rested team playing at home laying a small number.
College Football Prediction: Auburn Tigers -3.5