College Football Week 5 Picks: Texas A&M Aggies vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
Texas A&M Aggies vs. Arkansas Razorbacks
Saturday, 9/28/13, 3:30 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: Texas A&M -3
Current Betting Line: Texas A&M -3
Opening Total: N/A
Current Total: N/A
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
Texas A&M will hit the road for the first time during its 2013 campaign, as it makes its first trip to Fayetteville since 1990. Second-year head coach Kevin Sumlin will be seeking his 50th career win in this affair, as he compiled a 35-17 record during his time at Houston, while going 14-3 in College Station. The program will be looking for its ninth straight win away from Kyle Field, which is important to consider when making your college football betting picks in Week 5. Texas A&M is 7-2 SU and 4-5 ATS away from home the last two-plus seasons, with the UNDER going 6-3 in that situation.
The Aggies are dangerous favorites in this affair, as Sumlin enters with a 13-game winning streak when playing away from home. Texas A&M has scored first in 16 of 17 games under his watch, which has led directly to the team outscoring its opponents by a 200-68 margin over that span. Offensively, the team is led by quarterback Johnny Manziel, who has gained 1,483 yards of total offense this season.
Arkansas has an all-time record of 168-81-2 inside Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, as it looks to improve to 4-0 at home under first-year head coach Bret Bielema. The Razorbacks are the only team in the nation leading its conference in sacks per game and sacks allowed per game, which can’t be ignored when looking over the college football odds page. Defensively, the team hasn’t allowed any points on its opponents’ first drive of either half so far this season. Arkansas is 2-10 ATS in September the last two-plus seasons, with the OVER going 7-2 in that situation.
The Razorbacks face nine opponents that played in bowl games following the 2012 season—the highest number among Southeastern Conference programs. Arkansas will look to get the ball into the hands of true freshman running back Alex Collins, who is averaging 120.3 yards per game on the ground. Jonathan Williams is also a dangerous player in the backfield—entering the week with 418 rushing yards.
Sports bettors will likely play the total, as the OVER is 11-5 in the Razorbacks’ last 16 conference games.
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