Jimbo Fisher arrived with great fanfare upon his being announced as the new head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies. As a matter of fact, he was presented with a national championship trophy on the come by the Aggies in the expectation of such achievements in the future. So far its been a mixed bag for Fisher. Recruiting has gone well but the on-field results are lagging behind expectations. Fisher inherited something of a mess at Texas A&M. Though it was not nearly as bad as the nuclear waste site that he left behind at Florida State. The Aggies and Fisher won’t find things any easier on Saturday as they host the top ranked Alabama Crimson Tide.
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Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas A&M Aggies Betting Analysis
While there will be some hype about the home dog and memories of “Johnny Football” Manziel leading the Aggies to an upset over the Tide in days past the fact remains that public opinion and dollars will flow to the Crimson Tide. The ultimate question is if the Tide is too expensive and in overlay territory or if the Aggies can bring some value as a decent program home dog. One factor on A&M’s side will be one of the biggest and loudest crowds in college football.
Alabama Crimson Tide Current Form
Alabama enters this game with a record of 5-0 straight up, 2-3 against the spread with 3-2 over the total. The Tide is coming off a bye week that followed a 59-31 in over Ole Miss as 37.5-point overlays. Bama has national metrics of third for total offense and third for points scored. Defensively Alabama is not quite as dominant with marks of 36th in the country overall and 13th for points allowed. Of potential concern to Nick Saban is a rush defense ranked 50th in the country.
Texas A&M Aggies Current Form
Texas A&M has a record of 3-2 both straight up and against the spread with a 2-3 mark under the total. The Aggies are also coming off a bye week that followed a 31-27 win over Arkansas as 23-point overlays. Texas A&M ranks 47th in the nation for scoring offense and 20th for points allowed.
Alabama and Texas A&M ATS Stats
The Crimson Tide are:
- 3-5 with the line as a road chalk
- 3-5 against the spread in their last eight away games
- 3-1 over the total in their last four road tilts
- 3-4 vs. the odds in their head to head series with Texas A&M
- 3-4 under the total in their last seven games with the Aggies
- 3-5 on the board when visiting Southeastern Conference schools
- 8-5 over the total at SEC opponents
The Aggies are:
- 2-1-1 vs. the odds as a home pup
- 9-2 against the spread in their last 11 games at Kyle Field
- 6-4-1 over the total at home
- 1-2 vs. the line when hosting the Crimson Tide
- 2-1 over the total in home games against Alabama
- 4-13-1 on the board when hosting Southeastern Conference opponents
- 2-5-1 under the total at home against SEC schools
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas A&M Aggies College Football Best Bets
Last year in a similar situation the Aggies could have and should have beaten Clemson as 12-point home dogs in a controversial 28-26 loss. Texas A&M should have enough defense and motivational fuel from the sellout crowd to stay within the number.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas A&M Aggies Week 7 Best Bet: Texas A&M Aggies
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