No. 1 Tennessee and No. 3 Texas A&M will both be seeking their first national title when they square off in a winner-take-all Game 3 of the 2024 College World Series Finals on Monday night. The Aggies opened the series with a 9-5 win on Saturday night, but the Vols bounced back with a 4-1 win on Sunday afternoon. Tennessee will hand the ball to senior pitcher Zander Sechrist (5-1, 3.22 ERA), while Justin Lamkin (3-2, 5.00 ERA) is scheduled to start for Texas A&M. These teams did not meet in the regular season, but Tennessee picked up a 7-4 win in the SEC Tournament last month.

First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Neb. The Volunteers are -260 favorites (risk $260 to win $100) on the money line in the latest Tennessee vs. Texas A&M odds, while the over/under is 10.5. Before locking in any Texas A&M vs. Tennessee picks, you need to see the CWS predictions from Jacob Fetner's college baseball model

Fetner's resampling college baseball model uses data from the past 2.5 years of college baseball and it has absolutely crushed its over/under picks, returning a whopping 95 units of profit on those selections this season. Anybody following saw massive returns,

Now, the model has set its sights on Tennessee vs. Texas A&M and just locked in its CWS predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the latest CWS odds and trends for Texas A&M vs. Tennessee: 

  • Tennessee vs. Texas A&M money line: Tennessee -260, Texas A&M +196
  • Tennessee vs. Texas A&M over/under: 10.5
  • Tennessee vs. Texas A&M run line: Tennessee -1.5 (-140)
  • UT: Tennessee's 182 home runs is the second most in NCAA history 
  • A&M: Giving up 2.4 runs per game during the CWS
  • Tennessee vs. Texas A&M picks: See picks at SportsLine

Why you should back Tennessee

Sechrist has been outstanding for Tennessee all season, and he has four quality starts in his last five outings. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks across 6.1 innings in a 7-2 win over Florida State earlier in the College World Series. Sechrist also threw a career-best 6.1 shutout innings against Evansville to clinch Tennessee's spot in the CWS, striking out six batters while walking just one batter.

The senior left-hander is backed up by the most dominant lineup in college baseball, with those bats coming alive late in Game 2 to spoil Texas A&M's chances of winning the title on Sunday. Tennessee has forced a third game despite stars Christian Moore, Blake Burke and Billy Amick going a combined 7-for-25 at the top of the order. Texas A&M's offense has not been as dynamic this season and its starting pitcher is not as reliable, so the Vols have several ways to win the championship on Monday. See which side to back here.

Why you should back Texas A&M

The Vols might be the top seed, but Texas A&M has perhaps been the most impressive team overall in Omaha thus far. The Aggies dominated Game 1 of this series and then led the Vols heading into the seventh on Sunday before a couple two-run homers turned the tide in that matchup. The Aggies have been elite in run prevention in Omaha, giving up just 12 total runs in five contests. 

Lamkin's season-long numbers aren't as impressive as his counterpart's, but he enters this matchup red-hot, holding Florida scoreless over eight innings in two appearances against the Gators in Omaha. The Aggies also have multiple high-leverage relievers available for this one, including Evan Aschenbeck, who has an exceptional 0.84 WHIP this season and struck out seven Vols in 2.2 innings of scoreless work in the Game 1 win. See which side to back here.

How to make Tennessee vs. Texas A&M CWS picks

The model has crunched the numbers for Game 3 and revealed strong picks for both the total and money line. See what they are over at SportsLine.

What are the best bets for Texas A&M vs. Tennessee in Game 3 of the 2024 College World Series championship series? Visit SportsLine to find out, all from the baseball model that has returned nearly 95 units of profit on its college baseball total picks this season.