Auburn at Texas A&M: 11/6/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
Texas A&M Aggies (6-2) vs Auburn Tigers (6-2)
Game Info: Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm (Kyle Field)
Betting Odds: Texas A&M Aggies -4 -- Over/Under: 49 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The 13th ranked Auburn Tigers will travel to Kyle Field to take on the 14th ranked Texas A&M Aggies this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The 13th ranked Auburn Tigers won their 2nd straight game and improved to 6-2 on the season after defeating the 10th ranked Ole Miss Rebels, 31-20, this past Saturday. Auburn did a great job defensively keep the high-powered Ole Miss offense off the scoreboard and was able to hang for the victory after going into halftime with a 28-17 lead. Auburn outgained Ole Miss by a 483-464 margin and force 1 turnover in the victory. Leading the way for the Tigers was RB Tank Bigsby who had 140 rushing yards & 1 TD on 23 carries.
On the season, Auburn is averaging 34.9 ppg on 452.3 total yards per game (254.9 passing yds/g; 197.4 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Auburn has been led by the RB duo of Tank Bigsby (125 att, 666 yards, 7 TD) & Jarquez Hunter (69 att, 530 yards, 3 TD). QB Bo Nix has completed 62.2% of his passes for 1764 yards, 9 TD & 2 INT while also rushing for 189 yards & 4 TD. The top receiving threats for the Tigers have been Kobe Hudson (238 rec, 375 yards, TD), Demetris Robertson (26 rec, 367 yards, 3 TD), Shedrick Jackson (24 rec, 304 yards, TD), & John Samuel Shenker (21 rec, 273 yards).
Defensively, Auburn is holding their opponents to an average of 19.8 ppg on 356.0 total yards per game (228.9 passing yds/g; 127.1 rushing yds/g).
The 14th ranked Texas A&M Aggies won their 3rd straight game and improved to 6-2 on the season after defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks, 44-14, on October 23rd. Texas A&M dominated South Carolina on both ends of the field and had little trouble securing the victory after going into halftime with a 31-0 lead. Texas A&M outgained South Carolina by a 477-185 margin and won the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Aggies was RB Devon Achane who had 154 rushing yards & 1 TD on 20 carries.
On the season, Texas A&M is averaging 29.6 ppg on 396.0 total yards per game (208.0 passing yds/g; 188.0 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Texas A&M has been led by the RB duo of Isaiah Spiller (123 att, 761 yards, 5 TD; 21 rec, 179 yards, TD) & Devon Achane (86 att, 608 yards, 5 TD; 18 rec, 190 yards, TD). QB Zach Calzada has completed 55.3% of his passes for 1364 yards, 12 TD & 7 INT. The top receiving threats for the Aggies have been Jalen Wydermyer (25 rec, 353 yards, 4 TD), Ainias Smith (31 rec, 347 yards, 6 TD), & Demond Demas (9 rec, 176 yards, TD).
Defensively, Texas A&M is holding their opponents to an average of 16.1 ppg on 329.3 total yards per game (199.9 passing yds/g; 129.4 rushing yds/g).
The Tigers are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a bye week and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 conference games. The Aggies are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall, however, are just 9-20 ATS in their last 29 November games.
Texas A&M has been playing great since their upset against Alabama, however, I’m a bit concerned of the Texas A&M offense in this matchup as they are heavily reliant on their rushing attack which could have issues against the tough Auburn rushing defense. Auburn has been equally impressive as of late, holding two high-powered offenses in Arkansas & Ole Miss to just a combined 43 points and as I expect this game to be a low-scoring battle that will come down to an FG, I think the play here is to take Auburn and the points. Good Luck!