Texas A&M vs. South Carolina - 11/16/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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South Carolina Gamecocks (4-6) at Texas A&M Aggies (6-3)
College Football: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Kyle Field)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -10 -- Over/Under: 50.5
The South Carolina Gamecocks and the Texas A&M Aggies meet in a week 12 SEC conference college football matchup from Kyle Field on Saturday night.
The South Carolina Gamecocks come into this game looking to bounce back after a 20-15 loss to Appalachian State at home last time out. Ryan Hilinski has thrown for 2,077 yards, 11 touchdowns and 4 interceptions while Tavien Feaster leads the Gamecocks in rushing with 625 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns and Rico Dowdle has chipped in 466 rushing yards and 4 TDs this season. Bryan Edwards leads South Carolina in receiving with 71 catches for 816 yards and 6 touchdowns while Shi Smith has 408 receiving yards and Kyle Markway has 263 receiving yards this season. Defensively, Ernest Jones leads South Carolina with 75 total tackles including a team-high 44 solo tackles while Israel Mukuamu has a team-high 4 interceptions. Aaron Sterling leads the Gamecocks with 6 sacks while Javon Kinlaw is right behind with 5.5 sacks and D.J. Wonnum has 4.5 sacks this season. As a team, South Carolina is averaging 402.9 yards of total offense and 26 points per game while allowing 365.3 yards of total defense and 24.5 points per game against this season.
The Texas A&M Aggies will look to build on their current three game winning streak after a 45-14 win over UTSA last time out. Kellen Mond has thrown for 2,214 yards, 17 touchdowns and 5 interceptions on 64.4% passing while Isaiah Spiller leads the Aggies in rushing with 667 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns and Mond is 2nd with 353 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns. Jhamon Ausbon leads the Aggies with 51 catches for 698 yards and 3 touchdowns and Quartney Davis is 2nd with 441 yards and 4 TDs. Kendrick Rogers has 303 rushing yards while Jalen Wydermyer and Ainlas Smith each have 200+ receiving yards with Wydermyer logging 6 TDs and Smith chipping in 3 scores. Defensively, Buddy Johnson leads Texas A&M with 58 total tackles, including a team-high 28 solo tackles while Justin Madubuike leads the Aggies with 3.5 sacks this season. As a team, Texas A&M is averaging 423 yards of total offense and 34.4 points per game while allowing 335.4 yards of total defense and 21.9 points per game against this season.
South Carolina is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games following a loss while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. Texas A&M is 12-5 ATS in their last 17 home games and 7-20 ATS in their last 27 games following a bye week while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall. The road team is 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams.
The points with the Gamecocks are worth a look as they need wins in their final two games to secure bowl eligibility. However, South Carolina put themselves in this position, as they haven’t been playing good football for the most part outside of the upset win against Georgia. Texas A&M is playing much better football right now and have steamrolled lower-level teams all season long. I’ll side with Texas A&M and lay the points here.