Brian Kelly bringing No. 6 LSU into College Station is one of the least savory college football matchups for Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher.
Not only did Kelly turn heads by leaving Notre Dame to cover the Tigers before the season, but he’s also surprised even more observers by what he’s gotten done in Year 1.
LSU is the SEC West Division champion and could reach the College Football Playoff if it upsets Georgia in the conference title game.
Making LSU vs Texas A&M betting picks before the season would have likely seen the Aggies as heavy favorites in this matchup.
However, Texas A&M has cratered as a program, falling into the basement of the division with a struggling offense that isn’t up to modern standards.
This is a fascinating matchup for LSU, which needs a win and can’t afford a slipup against a struggling Aggies program.
LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies
The NCAA football schedule shows LSU and Texas A&M will play at 7 p.m. Saturday at Kyle Field in College State, Texas.
LSU Performance Recap and Analysis
Many people wagering on LSU Tigers odds would have been betting on disaster following a 27-point loss to Tennessee in early October.
That was LSU’s second loss of the season, and getting spanked by the Volunteers in Louisiana didn’t look good.
However, the Tigers have figured things out and strung together five straight wins to vault into the top 10.
Anyone making LSU vs Texas A&M betting picks will see the Tigers have been ferocious on defense this season.
LSU ranks 26th nationally in points allowing, only conceding 20 points per game. The Tigers are 33rd in yards allowed at 339.4.
LSU’s offense has also been good under Arizona State transfer quarterback Jayden Daniels. Daniels leads the team with 2,377 passing yards and 740 rushing yards. Daniels has also scored 11 rushing touchdowns.
The Tigers are interested in getting a big win over Texas A&M to make sure they maintain their spot in the college football standings.
No injury information for the Tigers was available.
Betting Trends to Know
- LSU is 7-4 against the spread.
- The Tigers have seen the total go over in five of their 11 games.
- LSU is 3-0 straight up on the road this season.
Texas A&M Performance Recap and Analysis
Aggies faithful will want you to forget how the Texas A&M standings shape up. The Aggies snapped a long-losing skid in ugly fashion by beating UMass 20-3 last week.
Texas A&M, which entered the season with national championship expectations, won’t even be playing in a bowl game.
LSU vs Texas A&M betting picks will show that the Aggies will likely need to lean on their defense to spring an upset.
The Aggies’ defense is 33rd in the nation in points allowed, only giving up 21 per game. Texas A&M is also third nationally in pass defense, limiting opponents to 152.5 yards per game.
The Aggies haven’t found their man at quarterback, which has hurt Texas A&M in a lot of college football matchups.
Texas A&M has had a lot of senior players have their season impacted by college football injuries. The Aggies’ offense ranks 108th nationally by scoring 21.4 points per game.
Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said he is optimistic that running back Devon Achane, who has been out for two weeks, and freshman Evan Stewart will return against LSU.
Betting Trends to Know
- Texas A&M is 3-7-1 against the spread this season.
- The Aggies have seen the total go over in four of 11 games this season.
- Texas A&M is 3-3 straight up at home this season.
LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Odds Breakdown
College football odds show the Tigers are 10-point favorites. LSU is -400 on the moneyline, while Texas A&M is +310. The over/under has been set at 47.5 points.
LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Betting Picks
The moneyline is heavily in favor of LSU despite the Tigers being on the road. That number is about right and could be used as a solid parlay piece.
This may be a dog-or-pass spot for people making LSU vs. Texas A&M bettings picks because of the amount of juice needed to bet on the favorite straight up.
NCAAF Pick: LSU (-360)
Neither of these teams has been locked up in many wild, scoring affairs. Both sides have seen the total go under more often than seeing the number go over.
That trend will continue in this matchup.
NCAAF Pick: Under 47.5 (-110)
Texas A&M has little to play for, while LSU needs to continue to build its resume for a potential spot in the CFP.
The Tigers did struggle to score against Arkansas on the road, but the Razorbacks are a team that is bowl eligible. LSU will cover the spread narrowly.
NCAAF Pick: LSU -10 (-115)
LSU vs. Texas A&M Score Prediction
Score Prediction: LSU 24, Texas A&M 10