The No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies will battle the Tennessee Volunteers in this SEC West vs SEC East Division showdown. The Aggies have won six games in a row and they will try to finish the season strong, and maybe get voted into the college football playoff. The Volunteers have lost by double digits in all six of their losses and they are 1-3 against ranked teams. Who will win this game? Read our Texas A&M vs Tennessee picks, find the best odds, lines, free bets, and legal US Sportsbooks where to place your bets!
When is Texas A&M vs Tennessee?
Date: Saturday, Dec. 19
Location: Neyland Stadium – Knoxville, Tennessee
Time: 1:00 PM EST
Aggies vs Volunteers Odds & Spreads
Moneyline: TEXAM: (-525) I TENN: (+460)
Spread: TEXAM: -14 (-105) I TENN: +14.5 (-110)
Total: Over: 51.5 (-110) I Under: 52 (-109)
Texas A&M is second in the SEC West Division, 7-1 overall, and 4-4 ATS. The Aggies have an above average offense and they rank ninth in time on the field. They score around 31 points per game. The defense is one of the best in college football and they rank 12th in rushing yards. They give up around 22 points per game. Lately, the offensive production has gone down a bit, but the double digit wins continue to stack up.
Two weeks ago, the Aggies beat Auburn 31-20. Texas A&M had to get 17 points in the fourth quarter, to pull out the comeback win. Quarterback Kellen Mond went 18 of 23, for 196 yards, and 2 touchdowns. The team had plenty of rushing depth, third down efficiency, and dominated time of possession.
Tennessee is fifth in the SEC East Division, 3-6 overall, and 3-5-1 ATS. The Volunteers are a slightly below average offensive team and they score around 22 points per game. They have an okay defense and they are 37th in rushing yards. The Volunteers give up around 30 points per game. This team has had scattered wins and they have struggled to have a consistent offense.
Last week, the Volunteers beat winless Vanderbilt 42-17. The game was over at halftime and Tennessee scored in every quarter. This team had amazing production from a few quarterbacks, running depth, and good receiving yards. They need to clean up the penalties and turnovers.
Head to Head
This will be the fourth all-time meeting between the Aggies and Volunteers. Texas A&M leads the series with a 2-1 record. In the last two games, the teams are 1-1 and Tennessee is 2-0 ATS. The over/under is 1-1. The Volunteers score around 38 points and the Aggies are at 26. Tennessee has had the edge in all the key areas. The turnovers are high on both sides.
Our Texas A&M vs Tennessee Picks & Predictions
This is a big game for Texas A&M because they have one more game to try and wow the college football playoff committee. The Aggies are on the bubble from participating in the college football playoff and they need to show why they deserve to be in the mix. To do this, they will need to give a 110% effort. They will look to score early and often, and let the defense do the rest. Tennessee hasn’t done much since September and they can barely score 20 points right now. Texas A&M wins 42-13 and covers the spread.