Texas A&M hosts Auburn as favorite on Saturday odds

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The Texas A&M Aggies host the Auburn Tigers as small betting favorites in an intriguing early-season SEC showdown on Saturday.

The No. 17 Texas A&M Aggies are 9-1 straight up and against the spread in their last 10 games at home including a 7-0 SU home win streak since last year’s 28-26 loss against Clemson. The Aggies will put their home cooking to the test on Saturday when they host the No. 8 Auburn Tigers.

Texas A&M is a 3.5-point home favorite on the college football odds in College Station at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In their last 13 games played at home in the month of September, the Aggies are 12-1 SU.

Auburn Tigers at Texas A&M Aggies

When: Saturday, September 21, 3:30 p.m. ET

Where: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas

Betting Line / Total: Texas A&M -3.5 / 47.5 Points

Tigers at Aggies OddsShark Matchup Report

The Aggies are off to a 3-0 ATS start in 2019, blowing out Texas State 41-7 and Lamar 62-3 at home and picking up a cover as 16-point underdogs in a 24-10 road loss to the Clemson Tigers. One constant through all three games has been Texas A&M’s outstanding play on defense as the team ranks 18th in total yards per game against with 268 and 12th in points per game against with 11.3. This defense will be sure to put true freshman quarterback Bo Nix to the test in the first road game of his career.

In the last seven meetings between the Aggies and the Tigers, the road team is 6-1 SU and 5-1-1 ATS per the OddsShark College Football Database.

Bo Nix orchestrated a shocking come-from-behind win over the Oregon Ducks back in Auburn’s season-opener at AT&T Stadium, likely solidifying the true freshman’s spot as the team’s starting quarterback for years to come. Since then, the Tigers have picked up easy wins of 24-6 over Tulane and 55-16 over Kent State en route to a 3-0 SU and ATS start to the season. Auburn is 4-14 SU and 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games as a betting underdog.

Auburn at Texas A&M Betting Total

Saturday’s total is set at 47.5 points. The UNDER is 12-2 in Auburn’s last 14 games as an underdog.

Alabama and LSU both loom large atop the SEC West this season, but a win in this matchup will position Texas A&M or Auburn as the third best team in the West. From there, they will at least keep their hopes of potentially winning the conference alive.

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