|SMU vs Texas A&M Odds: College Football Predictions|
|Written by Marc Rosenberg|
|Sunday, 04 September 2011 13:06|
The SMU Mustangs and the No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies will begin the 2011 season on Sunday evening at 7:30pm EST from Kyle Field. SMU vs Texas A&M odds makers in Vegas and at online sportsbooks have listed the Aggies as 16.5-point favorites in college football predictions for week 1 vs the Mustangs with an over/under betting total of 56 UNDER -115. Texas A&M finished last season with a 9-4 overall record which included going 6-2 in the Big 12 conference and 2-3 vs top-25 teams.
The Aggies had 9-straight up wins for the season but only went 7-5 against the college football betting spread which included a 24-41 loss to the LSU Tigers in the AT&T Cotton Bowl. There has been plenty of drama surrounding college football this year as many teams have left their respected conferences and Texas A&M has the same plans. The Aggies told the Big 12 last week that they will leave the conference by July if they are accepted anywhere else, preferably the SEC while SMU plans to fill their spot in the Big 12 should there be a Texas A&M departure. That being said, the Aggies look to solidify their case as Texas A&M returns numerous seniors that should help the squad contend vs Oklahoma for the Big 12 title.
Texas A&M will turn to former WR Ryan Tannehill to lead the offense as the starting QB as the senior finished last season with 1,638-yards and 13-touchdowns. The defense will be without All-American LB Von Miller. Heading into SMU vs Texas A&M odds as 16.5-point home favorites in week 1 college football predictions, the Aggies 6-1 straight up and 6-1 when playing at Kyle Field while the total has played to the UNER in 4 of their last 5 games at home. SMU will enter Sunday's game on as 16.5-point road underdogs in college football odds for week 1 having gone 7-7 overall last season, 6-2 in Conference USA action and 0-1 vs top-25 teams. Southern Methodist claimed the West division title for the second straight year under head coach June Jones.
The Mustangs will be led behind center by junior quarterback Kyle Padron who broke numerous school records last season throwing for 3,828-yards accounting for 31-touchdowns and 14-interceptions. Padron will have returning starter RB Zach Line to weaving through the gaps as the junior averaged 6.1-yards per touch and 10-touchdowns last season. Looking at week 1 betting trends for SMU vs Texas A&M odds, Southern Methodist has not been the team to wager on having gone 3-7 against the spread overall and 2-4 ATS when playing on the road. That being said, SMU has become a team that can play with the big boys and should be able to catch Texas A&M off guard, easily covering the 16.5-point spread.
College Football Predictions: SMU Mustangs +16.5
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|Last Updated on Sunday, 04 September 2011 13:15|