Our 2016 Texas A&M plays Alabama free pick is an interesting one to say the least. The Tide is favored by 19 points. That’s a big spread considering some of the stats at which we’re looking. Both teams have played and beaten nationally ranked, SEC opponents Tennessee and Arkansas. The Aggies beat the Vols 45-38, while the Crimson Tide beat them 49-10. Texas A&M took it to the Razorbacks 45-24. Alabama was victorious over Arkansas 49-30.
Both teams are 4-0 in conference play. This game is to see who will stand-alone in first place in the SEC South Division. Alabama is at home for the 3:30 kickoff, and that certainly offers them an edge. Here’s a look at this game and our 2016 Texas A&M plays Alabama free pick.
Texas A&M Aggies
There’s no doubt that the Aggies can score points, as they are averaging 40.2 per game. When it comes to overall offense, they are equally strong in the air and on the ground. Senior QB Trevor Knight has tossed nine touchdown passes and run for nine more. Both Josh Reynolds and Christian Kirk are top receivers. Each has caught four scoring passes. RB Trayveon Williams is averaging 8.9 YPA and has scored five touchdowns. On defense, although they are holding teams to an average of 19.2 PPG, they are allowing clubs an average of 437.5 YPG in offense.
Alabama Crimson Tide
The Crimson Tide is averaging 45.4 PPG. Freshman QB Jalen Hurts has nine passing touchdowns and eight rushing scores. He’s completing 63.5% of his passes and has tossed only three interceptions. Both Calvin Ridley and ArDarius Stewart are premium pass-catchers. Ridley is averaging 12.2 YPC and has four touchdowns, while Stewart is averaging 14.6 YPC and has made three scoring catches. RB Bo Scarborough is gaining 6.3 YPA and has scored five rushing TDs. Damien Harris is the top rusher with 572 total rushing yards and 8.3 YPA. Alabama’s defense is holding teams to 15.0 PPG. Their rush defense is exemplary.
Our 2016 Texas A&M Plays Alabama Free Pick
Texas A&M comes into this game after its bye week. They are well rested and ready to go. Alabama is a NCAA juggernaut. Although we like the Tide in this game, a 19-point spread may just be a bit too big. In our 2016 Texas A&M plays Alabama free pick, we’re going with the Aggies in this one. The game will be played at 3:30 p.m. ET.