Point spread: Oklahoma -14
The Texas A&M Aggies will look to put a crimp in the Oklahoma Sooners’ Big 12 title hopes this upcoming Saturday when the two teams face-off at Memorial Stadium. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. (ET) and it will be broadcast nationally on ABC.
Texas A&M’s own conference title hopes may have crashed and burned after a heart-breaking 38-31 overtime loss to Missouri this past Saturday as a 10.5-point home favorite. The loss dropped the Aggies to 5-3 straight-up (2-6 against the spread) overall and to 3-2 SU in the Big 12. It also knocked them out of the BCS rankings after climbing to No.16 before last week’s game.
To have any chance against the Sooners, Texas A&M will need a huge effort from a very balanced offense that is averaging 295.3 yards a game throwing the ball and 224.5 yards a game running it. The Aggies’ defense has been suspect at times and is ranked 66th in the nation in points allowed.
Oklahoma bolstered both its Big 12 and national title hopes with a crushing 58-17 defeat of Kansas State last Saturday as a 13-point road favorite. The Sooners are now 7-1 SU (5-3 ATS) overall and 4-1 SU in conference play. The total has now gone ‘over’ in five of its eight games this season.
This team’s chance to win any title this season still weigh heavily on the shoulders of Landry Jones and Ryan Broyles. Jones has completed 66.7 percent of his passes for 3,094 yards and 26 touchdowns and is second only to Houston’s Case Keenum in total passing yards this year. Broyles remains his favorite target with 81 receptions for 1,070 yards and 10 TD’s.
The Aggies are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games as underdogs and 1-4 ATS in their last five games in the Big 12. The total has gone ‘over’ in 13 of their last 19 games when getting points.
The Sooners are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games as home favorites and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The total has gone ‘over’ in four of their last five games as favorites at home.
Head-to-head in this series, Texas A&M is 1-5 ATS in its last six games in Oklahoma. The home team is 11-2 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the total has gone ‘over’ in six of the last nine games overall. The Sooners bring a ton of momentum into this contest which carries Bob Stoop’s bunch to a victory at home that covers the 14-point spread.
The Free Pick: Oklahoma 45 Texas A&M 28
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