Teams looking to build momentum as they head to the bowl season meet on Saturday when the Texas A&M Aggies battle the No. 14 LSU Tigers in a key SEC West matchup. The Aggies (7-4, 4-3 SEC), who upset LSU 38-23 a year ago, are looking to finish the regular season on a three-game winning streak. The Tigers (8-3, 5-2 SEC), who are looking to secure at least a share of second place in the division, will look to post their 10th win in their last 13 meetings with Texas A&M. The Aggies, however, have won three of the past five meetings.
The game will kick off at noon ET from Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. Texas A&M is averaging 259.5 passing yards per game, while LSU averages 343.3, third-best in the nation. The Tigers are favored by 13 points in the latest SportsLine consensus Texas A&M vs. LSU odds, while the over/under for total points scored is 66.5. Before making any LSU vs. Texas A&M picks, check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Texas A&M vs. LSU and just locked in its picks and CFB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model's picks. Here are the FBS college football odds and betting lines for LSU vs. Texas A&M:
- Texas A&M vs. LSU spread: LSU -13
- Texas A&M vs. LSU over/under: 66.5 points
- Texas A&M vs. LSU: Texas A&M +368, LSU -486
- TAMU: 5-4-1 ATS this season
- LSU: The Tigers have hit the game total over in 13 of their last 14 games (+11.90 units)
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Why LSU can cover
Junior wide receiver Brian Thomas Jr. has 55 receptions for 1,021 yards (18.6 average) and 14 touchdowns. He has registered five TDs over the past four games, including two in a 52-35 win over Florida on Nov. 11, and two in a 62-0 win over Army on Oct. 21. Thomas has six games of 100-plus yards receiving and five games with at least two touchdowns. In three seasons with the Tigers, he has 114 receptions for 1,741 yards (15.3 average) and 21 touchdowns.
Defensively, LSU has been led by junior linebacker Greg Penn III. He has a team-high 74 tackles, including 29 solo, with two sacks for 12 yards. He has also registered a pass breakup and one interception. In the loss to Alabama on Nov. 4, he recorded 10 tackles, including six solo. For his career, he has 162 tackles, including 78 solo, with two sacks, three pass breakups and one interception. See which team to pick here.
Why Texas A&M can cover
Sophomore transfer quarterback Jaylen Henderson made his first career start against Mississippi State two weeks ago, becoming the third quarterback to start for the Aggies this season. In his two starts, Henderson has accounted for six of A&M's 10 offensive touchdowns, including four passing and two rushing. In last week's win over Abilene Christian, he completed 16 of 23 passes for 260 yards and two scores. Henderson began his collegiate career at Fresno State, where he saw action in five games.
Defensively, junior linebacker Edgerrin Cooper has been a disruptor and is in his third year as a starter. He leads the Aggies with 75 tackles, including 36 solo, with a team-high seven sacks for 46 yards. He has forced two fumbles, recovered one and broken up two passes. He ranks 10th in the nation with 16 tackles for loss, and has been named a semifinalist for the Bednarik Award. See which team to pick here.
How to make Texas A&M vs. LSU picks
SportsLine's model is leaning under on the point total. In fact, it says Texas A&M running back Le'Veon Moss will be the Aggies' top rusher with under 50 yards, while LSU quarterback Jayden Daniels will be held to fewer than 275 yards passing and two TDs. It has also generated an against-the-spread pick that hits in nearly 70% of simulations. You can only get the model's pick at SportsLine.
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