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Odds favor A&M O over Ole Miss D
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October 11, 2013, 5:15 pm

When you put the No. 3 offense on the field with two terrific defenses, anything can happen with the point spread.

However, only one thing appears likely with the wagering total – that is an over.

The Texas A&M Aggies are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in their last five road games, and will try to keep that road winning streak alive when they visit the Ole Miss Rebels.

The Aggies are a 6-point road favorite but the number that many experts in Vegas are watching is the college football over-under line of 75.5. It is currently the highest of any college football game in Week 7 and could climb higher, according to Jack Randall of OddsShark.com.

Any worries about offseason distractions slowing down Johnny Manziel are long gone at this point. Manziel has led the Aggies to a 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS start, with the offense averaging 49.2 points per game and 586 total yards per game in the process.

Texas A&M’s defense has been awful, allowing 30.8 points per game, but the Aggies don’t seem to mind outshooting their opponents on a weekly basis.

Mississippi got off to a great start this season with a 3-0 SU and 2-1 ATS record including road wins over Vanderbilt and Texas. But since then, the Rebels are 0-2 SU and ATS with a shutout loss to Alabama and a 30-22 loss to Auburn last week, according to the Ole Miss Texas A&M matchup report.

Allowing 25.2 points per game this season, it is hard to see the Rebels enjoying much success in trying to stop one of the best offenses in college football.

Last year this game was also played in Mississippi, with Texas A&M coming out on top by a score of 30-27. Both defenses look worse than they did last year, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see a lot more points this time around. The total is one of the highest on the board this week, set at 75.5 points.

If this game ends up being the shootout it appears to be on paper with both teams trading haymakers all night, it could easily go either way.

But there is no guarantee that Ole Miss can keep up offensively after two straight lackluster offensive performances, and even if they can, we’d rather be on the side that has Johnny Football on it, especially going up against a shaky young defense.

PICK: Texas A&M -6.0 | Computer Pick from OddsShark.com 48-32 Texas A&M


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