The No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide is coming to College Station this weekend to face the struggling Texas A&M Aggies. This will be the toughest test this season for the Aggies, but can they overcome their visitors and pull off a monumental upset? Or will Alabama add Texas A&M to its growing list of victims this season? Check out our preview of this contest below.
Betting Preview for the Alabama Crimson Tide vs Texas A&M Aggies NCAA Week 6 College Football Game on October 9, 2021
Where: Kyle Field, College Station
When: Saturday, October 9, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Alabama Crimson Tide (-17.5)
Record: 5-0 Overall / 2-0 Conference
It was a rinse and repeat process for Alabama over the weekend, as the Crimson Tide pulled off a 42-21 home win against Lane Kiffin and the Ole Miss Rebels. The Rebels arrived in Tuscaloosa as among the highest-scoring teams in the nation, but Alabama’s defense kept spoiling Ole Miss’ momentum while the Crimson Tide’s offense was efficient with the ball. Quarterback Bryce Young had a hiccup with a lone interception, but he still managed to finish with 241 passing yards and two touchdowns on 20/26 completions. And it was the ground attack of Alabama that really buried Ole Miss. Running back Brian Robinson exploded for 171 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 36 carries. Overall, the Crimson Tide rushed for 210 yards and four touchdowns on 50 carries. That kind of effective rushing attack could lead to a dominant share of the time of possession at College Station this weekend, which be expected against Texas A&M’s defense that is allowing 142.6 rushing yards per game. The Crimson Tide’s defense must also be excited to face the Aggies’ offensive line that has 12 sacks in five games.
Alabama is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games against the Aggies.
Betting on the Texas A&M Aggies (+17.5)
Record: 3-2 Overall / 0-2 Conference
Texas A&M is still winless in conference play after two games against SEC teams. They lost to the Arkansas Razorbacks (20-10) on Sep. 25 then fell prey to the Mississippi State Bulldogs at home on Oct. 2, 26-22. Aggies quarterback Zach Calzada went 12/20 for 135 passing yards and a touchdown with an interception. He also scored a rushing score. He’s going to need a ton of help this coming weekend, though, against a stout Alabama defense. Speaking of which, Texas A&M might have what it takes to take advantage of one of the few weaknesses of Alabama, which is pass protection. Alabama has allowed 10 sacks already this season, while Texas A&M is tied for fourth in the SEC with 15.0 quarterback takedowns. The pair of DeMarvin Leal and Micheal Clemons has a combined total of 7.0 sacks, while Aaron Hansford is third on the team with 2.0 sacks.
The under is 3-1 against the spread in Texas A&M’s last four games as the home team.
Alabama wins, 42-20.
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