Texas A&M Aggies vs. Georgia Bulldogs Week 13 Pick
Georgia secured a spot in the SEC championship game with a victory last week, but there's still work to be done if the Bulldogs hope to make the College Football Playoff. This week Georgia meets a conference rival it's never met before when Texas A&M pays a visit to Athens Saturday afternoon.
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College Football Betting Odds
Week 13's college football betting odds opened Georgia at -13.5 for this contest, with an over/under of right around 46. Both those figures were holding steady in early betting action.
Aggies vs. Bulldogs Set-Up
Texas A&M started 3-3 this season, with losses to Clemson, Auburn, and Alabama. But the Aggies are 4-0 SU, 3-1 ATS since then, after beating South Carolina last week 30-6, covering as a 10-point favorite. A&M only led that game 13-3 into the fourth quarter then pulled away with 17 straight points for the win and the money.
The Aggies out-gained the Gamecocks 540-260, won the ground game 319-45, and dominated time of possession by a 42:28 split.
Two weeks ago, Texas A&M beat UT-San Antonio 45-14, but a late UT-SA touchdown on a pick-six cost the Aggies the money as 38-point favorites. Three weeks ago, A&M beat Mississippi State 49-30, covering at -10, and just before that, the Aggies beat Ole Miss 24-17, covering at -6. So A&M's making money as of late.
At 4-2 in conference play, the Aggies can't win the SEC West title, so from here on out, it's about pride and a good bowl berth.
Georgia, meanwhile, is also 4-0 SU and 3-1 ATS over its last four games, after winning at Auburn last week 21-14, covering at -3. But most importantly, the Bulldogs clinched the SEC East title. The 'Dawgs led 7-0 after one quarter, 14-0 at the half and 21-0 through three, let the Tigers pull within one score in the fourth but held on for the victory and the cash.
Georgia actually got out-gained by Auburn 329-251, although over half the yardage the Bulldogs defense gave up came after taking that 21-0 lead.
Two weeks ago, Georgia blanked Missouri 27-0, covering at -19. Three weeks ago, the 'Dawgs beat Florida 24-17, covering at -6.5. And just before that, they blanked Kentucky 21-0, although they couldn't quite cover at -23 in the rain.
At 6-1 in conference play, the Bulldogs have clinched the SEC East, and at 9-1 overall, they're also still chasing a spot in the CFP.
Even though Texas A&M joined the SEC back in 2012, this is the first meeting between these two teams as conference rivals.
College Football Betting Trends
- In match-ups between teams ranked in the AP Top 25, this season, the higher-ranked outfits are 22-9 SU, but the lower-ranked outfits are 17-14 ATS.
- Georgia is 5-1 SU but only 2-4 ATS at home this season.
- Totals are split 5-5 in Aggies games this season, which are averaging 54 total points.
- Unders are 8-2 in Bulldogs games this season, which are averaging just 43 points.
- Get more details: Texas A&M at Georgia NCAAF Match-up Stats
Texas A&M at Georgia Prediction 11/23/19
A&M's playing its best ball of the year right now, with four straight wins, and probably thinks it's got a shot at pulling an upset here. Meanwhile, Georgia is struggling to make money at home, mainly because it's favored by so much so often. The Aggies might not win this one outright, but they've enough to keep things close. We'll take Texas A&M plus the points.