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LSU vs. Texas A&M prediction and pick for tonight's primetime game on ESPN. Will the Aggies spoil Ed Ogeron's final home game at LSU?

LSU vs. Texas A&M Prediction, Pick Against the Spread, and Latest Odds

LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies

Spread: Texas A&M -6

Total: 46.5

Game Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Where to Watch: ESPN

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LSU vs. Texas A&M Prediction

This week, we have a bunch of college football rivalry games to enjoy. As we are weeks away from bowl games, teams should be playing at absolutely 100 percent in order to improve those resumes to the best of their abilities. So whether it's marquee divisional games or long-standing rivalries, we have you covered on some of the best college football action going down this weekend.

Whether it's LSU or TCU, I very much like targeting three-lettered teams with lame-duck head coaches. Texas A&M is currently 6.5 point favorites against LSU in a prime matchup for Rivalry week. A&M is coming into this season with a fairly up and down week, with a notable win over Alabama but also some fairly low lows. LSU is 5-6, has already moved on from coach Ed Orgeron, and clearly doesn't have much momentum coming into this game.

Max Johnson, the Tigers starting quarterback, has been a bit inconsistent this season. He only has one passing performance of above 300 yards against the SEC this season, and that was earlier in the year in a very odd game against Auburn, where he was surprisingly outplayed by Bo Nix. He has some good pieces surrounding him, but this offense has been fairly stagnant throughout the season.

Zach Calzada, Texas A&M's quarterback, also has not necessarily been excellent this season. If you're a Texas A&M bettor like me, then we have some good news for you; it doesn't really matter. Calzada is a guy that will have a couple of ceiling games but not someone that will consistently be able to carry a team when pushed to the limit. This team is built to negate that weakness with Isaiah Spiller.

Spiller has been one of the best backs in college football this season, and I expect Fisher's game plan to reflect that. There is no reason to expect this team to put Calzada outside of his comfort zone, and I don't think this LSU defense is strong enough to force them to change their game plan. This may not be the most pretty game of the slate, but I'm confident the Aggies can win by at least 7.

The most common argument we're going to hear in this game is that in rivalry games, you can throw away the record and that Orgeron will get a win in his final game with the program. I'm not buying any of the narratives here, Texas A&M is a win away from an impressive new year's bowl game, and I don't think they sleepwalk against a lesser LSU squad.

LSU Tigers vs. Texas A&M Aggies Pick

  • Texas A&M -6.5 (+100)

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