Oklahoma State vs. Texas A&M - 12/27/19 College Football Texas Bowl Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Oklahoma State Cowboys (8-4) at Texas A&M Aggies (7-5)
College Football: Friday, December 27, 2019 at 6:45 pm (NRG Stadium)
The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -5.5 -- Over/Under: 53.5
The Oklahoma State Cowboys and Texas A&M Aggies meet Friday in the college football Texas Bowl at NRG Stadium.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys look to finish the season strong after winning four of their last five games. The Oklahoma State Cowboys have won four of their last non-home games. Spencer Sanders is completing 62.8 percent of his passes for 2,065 yards, 16 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Sanders and Dru Brown have combined for 21 touchdown passes and 12 interceptions. Tylan Wallace and Dillon Stoner have combined for 1,501 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns while Braydon Johnson has 16 receptions. The Oklahoma State Cowboys ground game is averaging 236.2 yards per contest, and Chuba Hubbard leads the way with 1,936 yards and 21 touchdowns. Defensively, Oklahoma State is allowing 27 points and 418.1 yards per game. Malcolm Rodriguez leads the Oklahoma State Cowboys with 94 tackles, Amen Ogbongbemiga has four sacks and Kolby Harvell-Peel has five interceptions.
The Texas A&M Aggies look for a confidence boosting victory after ending the regular season with back-to-back losses. The Texas A&M Aggies have split their last four non-home games. Kellen Mond is completing 61.3 percent of his passes for 2,802 yards, 19 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Mond has three touchdown passes in his last four games. Jhamon Ausbon and Quartney Davis have combined for 1,430 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Jalen Wydermyer has 31 receptions. The Texas A&M Aggies ground game is averaging 151.6 yards per contest, and Isaiah Spiller leads the way with 869 yards and nine touchdowns. Defensively, Texas A&M is allowing 22.7 points and 340.8 yards per game. Buddy Johnson leads the Texas A&M Aggies with 71 tackles, Justin Madubuike has 5.5 sacks and Roney Elam has two interceptions.
The Cowboys are 12-2 ATS in their last 14 games as an underdog, 5-1 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Aggies are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 non-conference games, 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 games as a favorite and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Friday games. The under is 4-1 in Cowboys last 5 games overall. The over is 9-3 in Aggies last 12 non-conference games. The Cowboys are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Texas A&M and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings. The over is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys have the offensive firepower to hang with Texas A&M, and they're led by a coach who has won seven of his last nine bowl games. The Texas A&M Aggies didn't look good in their final two games of the season and can be a little sloppy at times on both sides of the ball. You can make a strong argument we're getting free points with the better team and the better coach. OK State has also been money ATS in the underdog role dating back to last season. I'll take my chances with the points.