Alabama vs Texas A&M: The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide face their toughest test of the season on Saturday when they host the No. 22 Texas A&M Aggies at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS. In the latest Texas A&M vs. Alabama odds, the defending national champions are 27-point home favorites, while the over-under for total points scored is 61. Alabama has annihilated every team in its path so far, but A&M played Clemson tough in a 28-26 defeat two weeks ago. With such a huge spread, you’ll want to check out what SportsLine’s advanced computer model is predicting before laying your own Texas A&M vs. Alabama picks.
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It also made several huge calls last week, nailing BYU against the spread (+23.5) and on the money line (+950) against Wisconsin, as well as LSU against the spread (+10) and on the money line (+315) at Auburn. It finished the week a blistering 31-16 against the spread overall and nailed 10 of its 13 top-ranked college football picks. Anybody following it finished way, way up.
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The model knows Texas A&M has high expectations, including being right there with Alabama atop the SEC West for years to come after sealing coach Jimbo Fisher with a 10-year, $75-million contract.
The Aggies’ offense has been a force so far, as A&M (2-1) is averaging nearly 600 yards per game. Its two wins came against lesser competition (Northwestern State and Louisiana-Monroe), but it also nearly shocked Clemson, a missed two-point conversion in the final minute being the difference between OT and a possible win in a 28-26 defeat.
Kellen Mond proved the moment wasn’t too big for him. The sophomore QB went for 430 yards and three touchdowns against Clemson’s stingy defense. A&M’s run game has also been strong, led by Trayveon Williams, who tops the SEC in rushing with 399 yards.
But just because A&M’s offense is firing on all cylinders doesn’t mean it can stay within a 26-point spread on the road against Alabama.
Alabama (3-0) has been completely untested against decent competition this season. Its closest game was a 51-14 rout of Louisville. Last week, the Tide dismantled Ole Miss 62-7 in Oxford.