The Texas A&M Aggies are playing catchup to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the SEC West standings. The Arkansas Razorbacks are also looking to go up the standings, and a win over Texas A&M this weekend could propel them upwards. Which team do you have winning this matchup? Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Arkansas Razorbacks vs Texas A&M Aggies NCAA Week 9 College Football Game on October 31, 2020
Where: Kyle Field, College Station, TX
When: Saturday, October 31, 2020, 7:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: SEC Network
Betting on the Arkansas Razorbacks (+10.5)
Record: 2-2 Overall / 2-2 Conference
The Razorbacks will have the fresher legs coming into Saturday’s date with Texas A&M, as they are coming off a week of rest. Before that, they defeated the Ole Miss rebels at home, 33-21, to bounce back from a gut-wrenching 30-28 loss to then No. 13 Auburn Tigers on the road on Oct. 10. Arkansas’ defense against the Rebels was mesmerizing and sends a strong message to Texas A&M, particularly to Aggies quarterback Kellen Mond. The Razorbacks recorded six interceptions, two sacks, and a forced fumble in the Ole Miss game. The Rebels’ offense this season is no joke. It entered the Arkansas game on the heels of scoring 48 points against the Alabama Crimson Tide defense, so for the Razorbacks to do that to the Rebels’ attack proves how lethal Arkansas’ stop unit is. On the season, the Razorbacks are allowing 25.5 points per game and 4.9 yards per play. Although we have yet to see Arkansas being consistent on defense, its performance defensively in the win over Ole Miss gives plenty of optimism as to why the Razorbacks are going to silence and beat Texas A&M in College Station.
The Razorbacks are 3-0 against the spread in their last three road games.
Betting on the Texas A&M Aggies (-10.5)
Record: 3-1 Overall / 3-1 Conference
Like Arkansas, the Aggies are also well-rested, as they have an extra week of relaxation following their 28-14 road win over the Mississippi Bulldogs on Oct. 18. Before that, Mond and company stunned the then-No. 4 Florida Gators at home on Oct. 11, 41-38. One of the keys to the Aggies’ success this season is their offensive line that is doing a fantastic job of keeping Mond upright. In fact, the Aggies have allowed just one sack, so far this season, and that’s the fewest in the SEC. That offensive line is also boosting the efficiency of the Aggies’ run game that had 186 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 34 total carries against Mississippi State. Speaking of rushing, the Aggies’ defense doesn’t give much space for opponents to run the ball. The Aggies are sixth in the nation with just 75.5 rushing yards allowed per game and 11th with opponents managing just 2.7 rushing yards per carry. That should be a cause of concern for Arkansas’ offense that is relying more on its ground attack than their passing.
The Aggies are 3-1 against the spread in their last four home games.
Texas A&M wins, 36-24.
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