College football odds: Alabama enters road clash with Texas A&M as favorite
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 26–4 straight up and 16–13–1 against the spread in their last 30 games against SEC opponents. The Crimson Tide take on a tough conference foe this Saturday on the road against the Texas A&M Aggies.
Alabama is a four-point road betting favorite according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In their last eight games as a favorite of a touchdown or less, the Crimson Tide are just 3–5 SU and 2–5–1 ATS.
Since losing to Ole Miss 43–37 as a nine-point favorite at home, Alabama has bounced back with three straight wins, beating UL-Monroe and Arkansas at home and Georgia on the road all by double digits. Jake Coker has settled into his role as the team’s starting quarterback nicely, and the offense is averaging 34.7 points per game this season.
The 43 points allowed against Mississippi looks like an anomaly, as Alabama has given up just 10.2 points per game in its other five contests.
This will be the second of four road games on the Crimson Tide’s schedule this season. Alabama is 1–5–1 in its last seven conference road games per the OddsShark College Football Database.
The Aggies are 6–0 SU and 5–1 ATS over their last six games, including an impressive start to the season with a neutral-site win over Arizona State, a home win over Mississippi State and a road win against Arkansas. Ken Sumlin’s offensive attack has worked well as the team is averaging 39.2 points per game through its first five games.
The Aggies proved that they could score on strong defenses as well in putting up 28 against Arkansas and 30 against Mississippi State. Texas A&M is just 5–12 ATS in its last 17 SEC games.
The total for Saturday afternoon’s Crimson Tide vs. Aggies betting matchup is set at 52.5 points. The UNDER is 5–1 in Alabama’s last six games played in the month of October.
The SEC West race looks as though it might boil down to LSU, Texas A&M and Alabama, making head-to-head matchups between these teams very important. The winner of this game will have a great shot at challenging LSU for a spot in the SEC title game this season.