Upset Alert: Add Texas A&M +5.5 to your College Football Picks vs. Ole Miss

Steven Suarez

Monday, October 19, 2015 7:23 PM UTC

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 7:23 PM UTC

Both of these teams are coming off losses last weekend, so motivation will be even higher when Ole Miss and Texas A&M do battle. Who are the college football odds favoring?

Odds Overview
The Rebels are currently favored by six points on the college football odds board, and we're not seeing any variations across the top sportsbooks. There's still plenty of time for those lines to change throughout the week, however.

Should we be expecting a lot of points to be scored, or more of a defensive battle this weekend? We'll have to wait a little longer to see what oddsmakers think, as there are no totals posted for this game just yet. That said, the Rebels are averaging a sturdy 43 points a game so far this season, and the Aggies have put up 36 points a contest themselves, so don't be on the lookout for all that low of a number.


Ole Miss Rebels
After a fantastic start which saw them win their first four games of the season, the Rebels have gone through some regression, losing two of their last three. They got crushed 38-10 by Florida, rebounded with a 52-3 win over New Mexico State, but then lost 37-24 on the road to Memphis this past weekend.

Against the Tigers, Ole Miss jumped out to an early lead, but then saw the game slip away from them after the first quarter. It was an especially poor defensive display from the Rebels, who let opposing QB Paxton Lynch and the Memphis offense run all over them throughout. Chad Kelly's 372 passing yards and two touchdown throws, along with Laquon Treadwell's huge day (14 catches for 144 yards and one TD, and a 68-yard passing touchdown to Quincy Adeboyejo) went to waste in the loss.

Where does Ole Miss go from there? The schedule doesn't get any easier, and the Rebels have been exposed as they head into this showdown with the Aggies.


Texas A&M Aggies
We all figured the Aggies weren't going to go undefeated for the whole season, but we have to credit them for reeling off five consecutive wins to start the season. In that span they overcame the likes of Arizona State and Mississippi State, so it's not like they've just been beating up on weak competition.

Last week saw A&M's perfect start come to an end, however, as they fell 41-23 at home to Alabama. The Crimson Tide defense made life difficult on Kyle Allen, who completed 20-of-40 passes for 263 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions on the day. It was certainly not his finest hour. Tra Carson and the Aggies rushing attack was also stifled for 32 total yards on 25 carries, good for a horrific 1.3 YPC average.

On the season, A&M has averaged 36 points per game (50th in the nation) and given up an average of 24.3 points per game (tied for 54th), numbers they'll looked to improve upon out on the road this weekend. 


NCAA Football Pick
Sure, the Aggies were disappointing last week, but we're going to give them a break. After all, they faced one of the best teams in the country in Alabama, who are never easy to come to terms with.

It remains to be seen if people get scared off backing A&M after that loss, but we've been very impressed with their overall play this season. The Aggies have proven they can beat tough competition (with wins over Arizona State and Mississippi State already), so we like their chances of at least hanging tough this weekend. It doesn't hurt that Ole Miss has looked pretty shaky in recent weeks.

With that being said, we're going to add A&M as underdogs to our collection of college football picks for the week.

College Football Pick: Texas A&M +5.5 at 5Dimes

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