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Alabama And Texas A&M Renew SEC Rivalry

Alabama does not like to lose and since dropping a game to Ole Miss and dropping to No. 7 on the AP poll they have a bit of chip on their shoulders.  Today the Crimson Tide will host Texas A&M at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Over the last couple season, this match up has been relatively close. The two teams have split games over their last two encounters. The Aggies are also 2-0 against the spread. On top of all that, when these two teams duel they have traditional been nail-biters.

Texas A&M is a different looking team these days, however. In particular, they no longer have quarterback Johnny Manziel, who was very integral in the Aggies legitimately competing against the Crimson Tide. Alabama also looks quite different from the team they were last year, as well.

Thus the odds are not as close as they have been in years past. Alabama are the favorites to win this one with a point spread of 13. Putting Texas A&M as the underdogs, a familiar position for the team when they take on the Crimson Tide.

The over/under is set at 64, which seems high as both these teams are struggling to find the end zone. This is likely to the teams adjusting to new quarterbacks. We do know, though, that both quarterback have the potential to be explosive.

The Aggies’ Kenny Hill threw for a school-record 511 yards and put 52 points on the board in the season opener against South Carolina.


Blake Sims for Alabama etched his name in the Crimson Tide record book when he threw for 445 yards, a single-game passing total record, against Florida.

Still, Alabama has hit the under in their last two games, only scoring a combined 31 points over their last two games. Texas A&M have hit the under in two of their last three games and are averaging less than 29 points a game.

The Aggies are 2-6 as road underdogs against the spread and are 1-5 against the spread in away games against SEC rivals.

Alabama’s latest run has been seeing their bettors lose a lot money. They have only covered the spread once in their last 10 games.

You can watch the game on CBS.

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