The LSU Tigers have a chance to make the College Football Playoff. To do so, those who bet online know that they must win this game against the Texas A&M Aggies in order to stay in the hunt.
Texas A&M is finishing an absolutely miserable season under head coach Jimbo Fisher and the Aggies are not going to go to a bowl game. However, a win here would be as good as winning a low-end bowl.
Will the Aggies surprise the Tigers or at least cover the college football odds?
The Tigers beat UAB last week in a game meant to give the team a comparative breather before this final regular-season contest versus A&M. LSU had been dealing with Alabama and Arkansas and Ole Miss.
The UAB game was a step down in weight class, giving players a chance to mentally reset and refresh before facing A&M. Last year, Texas A&M was 8-3 entering the game, and LSU was 5-6, but LSU won.
The Tigers need to remember that game and realize that the records don’t matter in this rivalry. Both teams want to win very badly, and LSU needs to be at or near its best.
LSU was not near its best a few weeks ago in a shaky 13-10 win at Arkansas. Their offense was far below average and that level of quality will simply not cut it this time.
Quarterback Jayden Daniels needs to be far better than he was against Arkansas when he had 86 yards passing. Another effort like that and LSU’s dreams could get derailed.
Texas A&M Aggies
The Aggies entered this season with the No. 1-ranked recruiting class for the 2022 cycle in college football. There was a lot of hope that Texas A&M would be able to take the next step in its evolution.
While injuries certainly played a part in this failed season for the Aggies, it’s also true that the backups on the roster – players coach Jimbo Fisher recruited into the program – did not develop the way the staff or the fans hoped.
Texas A&M will not play in a bowl game, which is shocking to think considering where they were to start the year. They went way under their regular season win total that the sportsbook oddsmakers set.
The Aggies will finish with a losing record and it’s a staggering disappointment when one considers how much the boosters and other power brokers at Texas A&M have invested in their football program.
Nonetheless, a win here will change the mood for the offseason. It would likely give this program a big shot in the arm. That’s why they’re going to be up for this game. The question is can they finally put it all together and earn a signature win?
LSU vs Texas A&M Injury Report
LSU vs Texas A&M Head-to-Head
These two schools met last year. LSU won, 27-24.
LSU vs Texas A&M Game Information
- Game: LSU vs Texas A&M
- Location: Kyle Field, College Station, Texas
- Day/Time: Saturday, Nov. 26, 7:00 p.m. ET
- LSU vs Texas A&M Live Stream: ESPN
LSU vs Texas A&M Betting Lines
LSU vs Texas A&M Picks & Prediction
The Aggies will put up a fight but one wonders how long they will be able to last. They might play one good half, but LSU will prove to be far too good over the course of 60 minutes.
A big tell is how Texas A&M played against Massachusetts last week. It labored to get up and take control of the game. If that’s how the Aggies performed against UMass, how can you really have confidence here?
Take LSU with your college football picks.
The LSU Tigers are listed at -380 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the LSU Tigers, you have a chance to win $26. The Texas A&M are +300, offering a chance to win $300 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the LSU Tigers a 79.17% chance to win, with the Texas A&M at 25.00%.
The odds and predictions in the article are based on the time of writing and publication. They may differ as to when the actual event takes place.