Back LSU ATS vs. Texas A&M for this SEC West Rivalry Game

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 9:39 PM UTC

Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 9:39 PM UTC

This is a battle of underperforming SEC teams who each enter the contest at 7-4 SU, 3-4 SU in SEC West play. Find out who we like for your college football picks. 

<p style="text-align:center"> <style type="text/css"><!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}--> </style> <span style="font-size:13px;font-family:arial,sans,sans-serif;color:#000000;text-align:left"><iframe width="560" height="330" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></span></p> <p style="text-align:center"><em><strong>Follow All of Sportsbook Review's Rivalry Week Coverage Here</strong></em></p> <p style="text-align:center"><em><a href="" target="_blank" title="Free College Football Picks &amp; Betting Predictions ">College Football Picks &amp; Predictions</a></em></p> <p style="text-align:center"><a href="" target="_blank" title="Compare Live College Football Betting Lines"><em>Live College Football Odds &amp; Betting Lines</em></a></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank" title="LSU vs. Texas A&amp;M: Bettors Guide to This Young SEC Rivalry"><strong>LSU vs. Texas A&amp;M </strong></a><br /> This is a battle of underperforming <a href="" target="_blank" title="College Football Picks &amp; Odds: SEC Teams to Win National Title">SEC teams</a> who each enter the contest at 7-4 SU, 3-4 SU in SEC West play.  As such, they are clearly below the division standard bearers, Alabama and Mississippi St.  In addition, they have also taken a step back from the national acclaim reached by each program in recent seasons.  Though larger carrots do not wait for either of these programs, there is a lot of pride on the line as they enter this Thanksgiving evening game in an effort to salvage their respective mediocre seasons. Each plays with a week of rest and coming off a loss. </p> <p>For <a href="" target="_blank" title="Review our Preseason Projections for Texas A&amp;M">Texas A&amp;M</a>, that defeat came on this very field vs. Missouri. The Aggies were badly mauled at the point of attack by the Tigers 335-104, as Missouri used a 200 Club game for 587 total yards in a 34-27 victory.  It was a microcosm of the Aggies’ season, which began with SEC victories vs. S. Carolina and Arkansas.  Since October, however, the Aggies have gone just 2-4 SU, 1-6 ATS with one of those victories against LA Monroe.  In so doing, they failed to cover the number by a net of 96 points.  Look no further than the fact they are approaching the status of “Defensive Dud” with a stop unit that allows 28 PPG, 210/4.9 overland and 235/7.1 through the air.  In a letdown season, following the departure of Johnny Manziel, the Aggies have failed to cover a game on their once strong home field. </p> <p>Much like A&amp;M, LSU has fallen from the national spotlight this year.  In the previous 4 years, the Tigers had recorded a mark of 44-9 SU, often challenging for superiority in the SEC West, widely considered to be the nation’s best division.  This year, however, fortunes have turned against the Tigers with losses to <a href="" target="_blank" title="Bet Mississippi State ATS vs. Ole Miss for Week 14 NCAAF">division powers Mississippi St</a>. by 5, Auburn by 34 and Alabama by 7 (in OT).  The week after that crushing defeat, they traveled to Arkansas (a team who had lost 17 consecutive SEC games).  The inevitable letdown took place as <a href="" target="_blank" title="Let's revisit our take on this college football matchup">Arkansas defeated LSU 17-0</a>, holding the Tigers to just 123 total yards.  Since that time, the Tigers have focused on the bounce back for this game. Behind RB Fourette, LSU already had a solid ground game at 205/4.3.  Two weeks of practice in the passing game should pay huge dividends against the weak Texas A&amp;M secondary.  Clearly, the Tigers are more proficient on that side of the ball.  Allowing just 16 PPG, 313 YPG and 4.8 YP play, they are notably superior to the Aggies who approach <a href="" target="_blank" title="2014 College Football Defensive Duds">Defensive Dud </a>status. </p> <p>Let’s try <a href="" target="_blank" title="2014 College Football Defensive Powerhouses">the far superior defense</a>, following an embarrassing shutout loss, to get the victory tonight, against an A&amp;M team who has clearly lost their way as the season has progressed.</p> <p><strong>College Football Pick:</strong> <a href=";book=inarticle5dimes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Bet at 5Dimes">LSU -3 at 5Dimes</a></p> <p>[/]{"component":"oddswidget", "eventId":304563, "sportsbooksIds":[19,43,227,1096,999996,93,238,123,139], "LineTypeId":5, "PeriodTypeId":1}[/]</p>
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