- The Texas A&M Aggies are 4.5-point home favorites over the Auburn Tigers in an SEC matchup featuring two top-15 teams.
- Both Texas A&M and Auburn feature top-25 scoring defenses, 5-3 records against the spread, and 6-2 outright records.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The 6-2 Auburn Tigers will take on the 6-2 Texas A&M Aggies in one of the premier matchups of Week 10 on Saturday, with kickoff scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET.
The SEC foes enter the matchup with Auburn ranked #12 in the nation and Texas A&M right behind them at #13.
Online sportsbooks have Texas A&M listed as 4.5 point home favorites, with the Aggies holding (-200) moneyline odds and Auburn holding (+170) moneyline odds.
The points total is set at 50 points.
Texas A&M was off last week, while Auburn defeated Ole’ Miss in convincing fashion, covering the spread as 3 point favorites. Both teams hold respectable 5-3 records against the spread.
Texas A&M’s upset victory over Alabama seemingly set them on the right path, as they have won and covered the spread in three straight games after dropping consecutive games to Mississippi State and Arkansas.
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Auburn has done a good job this year as well, with their only two losses being to Georgia and Penn State. The Tigers will be searching for their third straight win against A&M, both outright and against the spread.
Texas A&M’s defensive unit has allowed the fourth-fewest points per game in the NCAA with 16.12. Auburn is not far behind, allowing 19.75 points per game - good for 24th in the NCAA.
While A&M has had slightly more success on the defensive side of the ball, Auburn has had more success offensively. Auburn ranks 30th in the NCAA in points scored per game with 34.1, while A&M trails in that category, ranking 56th with 29.6 points per game.
Much of Auburn’s success offensively has been a direct result of running backs Tank Bigsby and Jarquez Hunter. The duo has been one of the most effective backfield tandems in the NCAA, combining for 1,196 rushing yards and 11 total touchdowns between the two.
The matchup between Auburn’s running game and Texas A&M’s defense is the one to watch in the matchup, as the Tigers will likely look to establish the running game early; however, they may have difficulty scoring using the running game, as A&M has allowed just 5 rushing touchdowns all year.
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