Texas A&M Aggies vs LSU Tigers College Football Betting Odds and Free NCAA Picks


Texas A_M Aggies
Texas A_M Aggies
7-4 (3-1 V)
7:30 pm ET, Saturday, November 25, 2017
LSU Tigers
LSU Tigers
8-3 (4-1 H)
SEC Network
 
Texas A&M Aggies vs LSU Tigers College Football Betting Odds and Free NCAA Picks

After LSU lost to Troy on Sept. 30 to fall to 3-2 on the season, Tigers fans pretty much abandoned any hope they could salvage a decent season.

Seven weeks later, the No. 18 Tigers are sitting at 8-3 and need a victory Saturday over Texas A&M at Tiger Stadium to put squarely into play an attractive bowl bid and a 10-win season, which would be an amazing resume-builder for coach Ed Orgeron.

But first, LSU must not look past the Aggies (7-4, 4-3 SEC), who despite back-to-back wins must deal with speculation that coach Kevin Sumlin, after six seasons at College Station, is in the crosshairs of the program's big-time boosters.

Reports are swirling that Sumlin may be fired after the LSU game.

Asked Tuesday if he felt he would return as the Texas A&M coach next season, Sumlin replied: "Why wouldn't I?"

Texas A&M went 11-2 in Sumlin's first season (2012), but the Aggies dipped to 9-4 in 2013 and then posted three consecutive 8-5 seasons. A loss to LSU would guarantee a fourth straight five-loss season.

"I came here to Texas A&M to win football games," Sumlin said. "What we do and how we've done it has been the right way. It will continue to be the right way."

When Sumlin was told about rumors he would be fired as coach after Saturday's game, he replied: "I haven't heard that."

Making it tougher for Sumlin is LSU's recent track record against the Aggies. LSU has beaten Texas A&M six straight times, including the last five when the Aggies were a member of the SEC.

Texas A&M has a $9.8 billion endowment and aggressively put $500 million into upgrades of Kyle Field to compete with the powers of the SEC, so there is little doubt it is a serious player in the college football arms race. The Aggies are believed to be looking seriously at Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher if Sumlin is fired.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron, meanwhile, has at least temporarily put the hounds at bay by winning five of his last six games, a streak that has coincided with the return to form of tailback Derrius Guice and pass-rush specialist Arden Key.

Key is questionable to play against the Aggies because of a sore knee, but Guice has been healthy for the last month, and his play has reflected that. Orgeron said he expects Guice and Key -- both juniors -- to enter the NFL draft next year because they are certain first-round picks.

"They haven't talked about it," Orgeron said. "I'm going to assume they're going to go out just like everybody else."

Key missed LSU's entire spring practice for undisclosed reasons and then had surgery on his shoulder, which caused him to miss the first two games of the season. Key was overweight when he returned and did not regain his form until the Auburn game Oct. 14. He has since lost 20 pounds and is playing at 250 pounds.

Key has recorded 33 tackles and four sacks in his eight starts. Orgeron has never identified Key's offseason challenges except to say they were "personal problems."

"We gave him some help, got it fixed, and I was proud of him," Orgeron said. "And now, he's playing his best football."

Key is still listed as questionable against the Aggies.

Orgeron revealed that Guice, who got off to a slow start, suffered a knee injury in a preseason scrimmage on a play in which he tried to leap a defender. He said Guice did not get back to 100 percent until an Oct. 21 game against Ole Miss in which he shredded the Rebels' defense for 276 rushing yards.

"He's been playing fantastic ball ever since," Orgeron said.

Guice's career rushing average of 6.75 surpasses Bo Jackson (6.62) for the highest in SEC history.

"Derrius is always around my office," Orgeron said. "He's a member of our family. He's an energetic guy, and he just wants to be loved just like everybody else. He's a different guy off the field than on the field."

Under former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis, the Aggies are the best pass-rushing team in the SEC, with a league-high 36 sacks.

"They are extremely talented up front and get after the quarterback and get pressure with their down four guys," LSU quarterback Danny Etling said. "Those are things you have to challenge yourself to be ready for. They've got a talented defense and a good coach."

VDB Free Betting Prediction:  LSU 31, Texas A&M 21

 


 

Texas A&M Aggies vs LSU Tigers VDB Sport Betting Odds and Matchup Report

Texas A&M Aggies vs LSU Tigers VDB Betting Odds

  Spread MoneyLine Total
Texas A&M Aggies +10 (-115) +290 51 (-110)o
LSU Tigers -10 (-105) -380 51 (-110)u

Team Records

Texas A&M Aggies

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 7-4 5-3 2-1 6-4-1 3-4-1 3-0 32.00 27.18 4.82
vs Conf 4-3 2-3 2-0 4-2-1 2-2-1 2-0 26.29 29.29 -3.00
Last 3 2-1 1-1 1-0 2-0-1 1-0-1 1-0 37.67 26.67 11.00

LSU Tigers

Name Record Home Away ATS ATS Home ATS Away Offense Defense Diff
Overall 8-3 5-1 3-2 6-5 3-3 3-2 26.55 18.55 8.00
vs Conf 5-2 2-0 3-2 5-2 2-0 3-2 23.43 20.57 2.86
Last 3 2-1 1-0 1-1 3-0 1-0 2-0 24.33 14.67 9.66

Betting Odds Trends

Texas A&M Aggies

Texas A&M is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Texas A&M is 6-13-1 ATS in its last 20 games
Texas A&M is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Texas A&M's last 7 games
Texas A&M is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Texas A&M's last 13 games on the road
Texas A&M is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana State
Texas A&M is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisiana State
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Texas A&M's last 5 games when playing Louisiana State

LSU Tigers

Louisiana State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Louisiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisiana State's last 7 games
Louisiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
Louisiana State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Texas A&M
Louisiana State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Texas A&M
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisiana State's last 5 games when playing Texas A&M

Injuries

Texas A&M

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Donovan Wilson DB Out indefinitely - Foot - 9/5/17 Wilson underwent surgery on his foot and it is unclear if he will return this season.
Nick Harvey DB out for season - Knee - 8/13/17 Harvey has a knee injury that is expected to keep him out of action for the entire 2017 season.

Louisiana State

Player   Status/Updated Notes
Danny Etling QB Prob Sat - Hand - 11/21/17 Etling is expected to suit up for Saturday's matchup with Texas A&M despite a hand injury.
Deondre Clark DE Ques Sat - Undisclosed - 11/20/17 Clark missed the last game for undisclosed reasons and his status for Saturday's contest against Texas A&M is up in the air.
Donnie Alexander LB Ques Sat - Upper Body - 11/20/17 Alexander missed the last game with an upper-body injury and his status for Saturday's matchup against Texas A&M is unknown.
Arden Key LB Ques Sat - Knee - 11/20/17 Key missed the last game with a knee injury and it is unknown if it will prevent him from playing on Saturday against Texas A&M.
K.J. Malone T Out indefinitely - Knee - 11/19/17 Malone has been sidelined with a knee injury and it is unclear if he will return this season.
Xavier Lewis CB Out indefinitely - Undisclosed - 11/11/17 Lewis has been sidelined for undisclosed reasons and it is unclear when he will make a return to the lineup.
Ed Paris S out for season - Knee - 9/26/17 Paris is sidelined with a knee injury and is likely to miss the remainder of the season.
Caleb Roddy TE Out indefinitely - Eligibility - 10/25/17 Roddy has been sidelined for eligibility reasons or a suspension and it is unclear when he might return to action.
Donavaughn Campbell OL Out indefinitely - Foot - 10/22/17 Campbell has been sidelined with a foot injury and there is currently no timetable for a return.
Kristian Fulton DB Out indefinitely - Undisclosed - 10/22/17 Fulton has been sidelined for unknown reasons and it is unknown when he will be ready to return to action.
Sci Martin LB Out indefinitely - Undisclosed - 10/22/17 Martin has been sidelined by an undisclosed issue and there is currently no timetable for his return.
Tyler Shelvin NT out for season - Eligibility - 8/20/17 Shelvin has been deemed ineligible to play by the NCAA for the entire 2017 season.

Recent Meetings

  Yard Margins
Date Away Home H Line ATS Tot Rus Pas
11/24/16 LSU 54 TAM 39 6.5/49 L/O 150 110 40
11/28/15 TAM 7 LSU 19 -5.5/55 W/U 77 155 -78
11/27/14 LSU 23 TAM 17 3/53 L/U 263 300 -37
11/23/13 TAM 10 LSU 34 -3.5/75 W/U 218 249 -31
10/20/12 LSU 24 TAM 19 3.5/51.5 L/U -94 85 -179
1/7/11 TAM 24 LSU 41 -1/48.5 W/O 73 133 -60
9/2/95 LSU 17 TAM 33 -16/- P/- 0 0 0
9/3/94 TAM 18 LSU 13 7.5/- W/- 0 0 0
9/4/93 LSU 0 TAM 24 -19.5/- W/- 0 0 0
9/5/92 TAM 31 LSU 22 8/38.5 L/O 0 0 0

Texas A&M Last 10

  Yard Margins
Date vs Score Line ATS Tot Rus Pas
11/18/17 @ MISS W 31-24 -2.5/69 W/U 0 -83 83
11/11/17 UNM W 55-14 -19/53 W/O 418 -57 475
11/4/17 AUB L 27-42 14.5/51.5 L/O -153 -85 -68
10/28/17 MSST L 14-35 3.5/55.5 L/U -84 -132 48
10/14/17 @ FLA W 19-17 3/51 W/U -108 -159 51
10/7/17 ALA L 19-27 25/56.5 W/U -47 -161 114
9/30/17 SOCAR W 24-17 -7/50.5 P/U 117 214 -97
9/23/17 @ ARK W 50-43 -2/58 W/O 44 59 -15
9/16/17 ULL W 45-21 -23.5/63.5 W/O 171 86 85
9/9/17 NICH W 24-14 -37.5/65 L/U 55 121 -66

Louisiana State Last 10

  Yard Margins
Date vs Score Line ATS Tot Rus Pas
11/18/17 @ TENN W 30-10 -17/43 W/U -6 162 -168
11/11/17 ARK W 33-10 -18/55 W/U 97 56 41
11/4/17 @ ALA L 10-24 20.5/45 W/U 7 35 -28
10/21/17 @ MISS W 40-24 -6.5/59 W/O 246 240 6
10/14/17 AUB W 27-23 6.5/47 W/O 9 -32 41
10/7/17 @ FLA W 17-16 -1.5/42.5 L/U 39 22 17
9/30/17 TROY L 21-24 -20.5/48.5 L/U 65 -44 109
9/23/17 SYR W 35-26 -21.5/56 L/O 30 75 -45
9/16/17 @ MSST L 7-37 -7.5/54.5 L/U -195 -152 -43
9/9/17 CHAT W 45-10 -35/50.5 P/O 212 154 58

 

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