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Texas A&M vs. Mississippi St. Odds, Preview, and Prediction: Aggies Big Home Favorites Against Bulldogs

Books install the No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies as the big home favorites over the Miss State Bulldogs in a key SEC showdown on Saturday. Will the Aggies come through as the home favorites and avoid an 0-2 start in SEC play?
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Texas A&M vs. Mississippi St. Odds, Preview, and Prediction: Aggies Big Home Favorites Against Bulldogs

Date: Saturday, October 2, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: Kyle Field, College Station, TX

Texas A&M Record: 3-1, 0-1 SECMississippi St. Record: 2-2, 0-1 SEC

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No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies will look to bounce back after a 20-10 loss to the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday, failing to come through as the closing -4.5 favorite on the NCAAF odds board.

Similarly, the Mississippi State Bulldogs will look to bounce back after suffering a disappointing 28-25 loss to LSU and narrowly missing the cover as the 1.5-point home underdogs.              

Books opened Texas A&M vs. Mississippi State odds cornered with the Aggies. As things currently stand, the hosts are laying a touchdown to the Bulldogs in this pivotal SEC showdown. However, with Texas A&M and Miss State coming off losses in their first SEC games of the season, the pressure is bound to be great; and the premium on the win is even greater. 

Texas A&M Aggies Preview

Texas A&M fritted away an opportunity against Arkansas to improve to a 4-0 record on Saturday. By the odds, the Aggies were predicted to win as the closing 4.5-point faves. But they deposited a somewhat lackluster showing and ended up losing by 10-points. Quarterback Zach Calzada went 20-of-36 for 151 yards and a pick, while Isaiah Spiller rushed for 95 yards and a score.

Saturday’s loss to the Razorbacks marked Texas A&M’s first loss, and they slipped to a 3-1 record overall and a 0-1 record in SEC action. The Aggies started slowly, giving up 17 points in the first half to the Razorbacks. The second half of the game was better, but not enough to make a fist of it or threaten Arkansas’ lead in the game.

Mississippi State Bulldogs Preview

Arguably, the Miss State’s loss to LSU wasn’t exactly surprising as the Bulldogs were the underdogs going into the game. However, the opportunity was there for the taking, only for the Bulldogs to frit those away. A couple of costly turnovers turned the tide against the Bulldogs and sealed a narrow 28-25 loss. As things currently stand, Miss State is 2-2 SU overall and a 0-1 in SEC action.

Frustratingly, the Bulldogs lost by a handful of points for a second straight week. They lost t by two points o Memphis the week prior, and then by three points to LSU in Week 4. It wasn’t all bad for the Bulldogs, though. An inspired fourth-quarter rally that saw Miss State put up 15 points to narrow the gap on the scoreboard is something to hang their hats on. While it proved too little too late against LSU, it showed a spirit and character that will serve them well going forward.

Quarterback Will Rogers put up 371 yards with three scores and a pick, while Makai Polk led receivers with 78 yards on eight receptions.

Texas A&M Aggies vs. Miss State Bulldogs Odds

TeamMoneylineSpreadTotal
Texas A&M-295-7Over 46 (-110)
Miss. State+250+7Under 46 (+100)

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The NCAAF betting market on this game is heavily skewed towards Texas A&M. Books opened with Texas A&M -8 or thereabouts, depending on the choice sportsbook. Some shops went as high as -8 and -9.5 at open doors. 

Betting coming down the wire since the markets opened bet down the line to a touchdown. The total is trading at 45.5 points after opening at 47 points.  

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Texas A&M Aggies vs. Miss State Bulldogs Betting Preview

Texas A&M is 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS on the season with an average winning margin of 14.5 points and a -6-point differential versus the spread. The winning margin is skewed significantly by a 41-10 win over Kent State in Week 1 and a 34-0 thumping of New Mexico. Interspersed between those two results is a narrow 10-7 win over Colorado State in Week 2 – a game the Aggies were tipped as the 17.5 point favorites in point spread betting markets.

Miss State is 2-2 SU but 1-3 ATS with a narrow winning margin of 2.5 points on average and a -2.6-point differential versus the spread. The Bulldogs opened the season with a narrow 35-34 win over LA Tech, followed by a 24-10 win over NC State. However, they lost 31-29 to Memphis and 28-25 to LSU. The only cover came at the expense of NC State as the Bulldogs pulled off the upset as the 1.5-point home underdogs.

According to early consensus betting reports, the public is split down the middle between the Texas A&M and Miss State for their NCAAF picks. 

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Nikki Adams is a freelance sports writer that’s honed in on the world of sports betting. She joined OddsChecker in 2021 after having covered a number of major American sports, including NFL and NCAAF, for several other publications in the industry. When she’s not looking for the best betting angles and writing engaging and insightful articles, she’s likely on a tennis court or binging on reality TV.

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