The Texas A&M Aggies are 34.5-point home favorites over the Texas State Bobcats, as the best betting websites’ spread goes for the NCAA Football game on August 29th for at 7:30 pm CT in Kyle Field at College Station, TX.
Texas A&M Aggies vs. Texas State Bobcats Odds by Xbet Sportsbook
|Texas State||+33½ (-110)||58 (-110)||+6000|
|Texas A&M||-33½ (-110)||58 (-110)||-15000|
Betting Texas State Bobcats
The Bobcats went 3-10 SU and, according to the best online sportsbooks, 6-5-1 ATS, in 2018. Texas State’s 1-7 Sun Belt record means they lost as many games as head coach Everett Withers won in three seasons. And that’s just in conference play. As result, Withers was fired with one game remaining in the regular season. Pay Aerosmith some royalties, because those truly were Seasons of Wither(s).
The Bobcats hired West Virginia offensive coordinator Jake Spavital to replace Withers. And offense is something TSU desperately needs. Texas State finished the season ranked No. 120 in total offense. The Bobcats averaged just 19.8 points, 182.2 passing yards, and 148.1 rushing yards per game. The defense did comparatively much better. Comparatively. Texas State ranked No. 53 in total defense, allowing 27.7 points, 201.6 passing yards, and 182.3 rushing yards per contest. Which didn’t stop Spavital from bringing – along with new OC Bob Stitt – his brother Zac as defensive coordinator. Talk about your Cain-and-Abel, polar opposite type siblings.
Betting Texas A&M Aggies
And speaking of first-year coaching staffs. Head coach Jimbo Fisher, OC Darrell Dickey, and DC Mike Elko led the Aggies to a 9-4 SU season in 2018. Additionally, TAMU also went 9-4 ATS, per the best betting websites. The Aggies covered spreads on the strength of their No. 15-ranked offense. Tamu averaged 252.6 passing yards per game led by starting QB Kellen Mond. Mond doubled his yardage and tripled his TD passes from 2017, and he threw just three more picks. Furthermore, the Aggies gained 219.0 yards on the ground last season. Running back Trayveon Williams rushed for 1760 yards with 18 TDs. Williams has since become a member of the Cincinnati Bengals organization. Jashaun ‘Baron’ Corbin is expected to take his place. Corbin had 346 rushing yards with one TD in his freshman year. On defense, TAMU lost seven starters, though Justin Madabuike (5.5 sacks) is returning.
The Aggies allowed just 25.3 points and 348.4 total yards per game last season. Those are two feats unheard-of during head coach Kevin Sumlin’s tenure. What has yet to be seen is whether they can match or improve on past achievements. Especially without linebackers Otaro Alaka, Tyrel Dodson, and Landis Durham. Or nose tackle Daylon Mack, defensive end Kingsley Keke, and safety Donovan Wilson. On the other hand, Leon O’Neal, DeMarvin Leal, Michael Clemons, Tyree Johnson, Jayden Peevy, T.D. Moton and Max Wright ooze with potential.
O’Neal in particular could bolster the one area in which TAMU struggled defensively. The Aggies allowed 253.2 passing yards per game last season, just enough to make the top 100. O’Neal certainly doesn’t lack self-confidence. “Not to be rude I was back up behind a Dallas Cowboy nothing was giving I can play the stat game with anybody this dude [Texas safety] Caden [Sterns] is my brother at heart he had a great freshman year I only played one complete game and well my numbers backed up my big mouth in that game big12=7on7,” he tweeted recently.
Texas A&M Aggies vs. Texas State Bobcats Game Prediction
The 2018 Aggies were in a similar position as the 2019 Bobcats are, coaching-wise. There is a big difference, though. This is not just Spavital’s first season as TSU head coach, but his first ever season as head coach, period. Meanwhile, Fisher had seven winning, bowl-appearing seasons under his belt before taking over TAMU. 2017 was his only losing season with Florida State, but his mind was clearly already set on Texas A&M by then. With all due respect, Zac Spavital is no Jimbo Fisher. Best betting websites’ users should take TAMU and the points.