A long season for LSU comes to a close on Saturday against a Texas A&M program that also had a roller coaster of a season in 2021. Should the Aggies win, the clock on Ed Orgeron's tenure as LSU head coach comes to an end, as the 2019 national champions won't even finish the regular season as a bowl-eligible team. The Tigers pulled things together last weekend for a win against Louisiana-Monroe, but lost three consecutive SEC matchups prior to that, and are dead last in the conference's West division. The highlight of Texas A&M's season was its 41-38 upset win over Alabama on October 9.
The Aggies are favored by 6.5 points in the latest LSU vs. Texas A&M odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 45.5. Before making any Texas A&M vs. LSU picks, be sure to check out the college football predictions and betting advice from the red-hot simulation model at SportsLine.
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- LSU vs. Texas A&M spread: LSU +6.5
- LSU vs. Texas A&M over-under: 45.5 points
- LSU vs. Texas A&M money line: TAMU -250, LSU +205
What you need to know about Texas A&M
Texas A&M won an easy one last week against Prairie View A&M on Saturday, 52-3. The Aggies put up 293 more yards of offense than the Panthers, and had things pretty well tied up by halftime, when they were leading 38-0. A&M can attribute much of their success to WR Moose Muhammad III, who caught five passes for two touchdowns and 77 yards.
A&M has had one of the nation's top rushing offenses, which makes for an interesting matchup with LSU, a side that has only given up 3.91 yards per carry on the ground this season. Still, running back Isaiah Spiller has been as reliable of a player as head coach Jimbo Fisher could hope for. He's averaged nearly 89.5 yards per game this season with a 5.86 yards per carry average. Devon Achane has proved to be a nice change-of-pace back as well, and put up 110 yards with two touchdowns on just 12 carries two weeks ago against Ole Miss.
What you need to know about LSU
LSU QB Max Johnson was slinging it last week against Louisiana-Monroe, throwing for two touchdowns and 319 passing yards in addition to punching in a rushing touchdown. Near the top of the highlight reel was Johnson's 67-yard TD bomb to WR Malik Nabers in the second quarter.
In an unquantifiable metric, this could be a strong 'spot' for LSU. At home, playing for a popular head coach that is on his way out, the emotional component of the matchup should favor the Tigers. Despite LSU's disappointing season, Johnson has been a decent college quarterback in 2021. The problem is Texas A&M's passing defense ranks just outside the top ten in the nation, and has held opposing passers to complete just 57 percent of their passes.
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