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South Carolina vs Texas A&M Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 8
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South Carolina vs Texas A&M Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 8

by Mitchell VinebergOctober 18, 2021
  • Texas A&M steamrolls South Carolina
  • Ainias Smith catches for a season-high of 7 receptions, 100 yards, and 2 touchdowns
  • South Carolina turns over the ball twice in this matchup

This game has more importance than more people realize. One win could propel either team into conference title contention. Both teams coming off wins in pivotal conference matchups and both of these are ready to compete at 7:30 ET on SEC Network. It’s Zeb Nolan and the South Carolina Gamecocks heading for the 12th man and the Texas A&M Aggies.

South Carolina is coming into this off a close victory over Vanderbilt beating them 21-20. Zeb Nolan, former graduate assistant, got inserted into the game and sealed off their first SEC conference win in a long time! Texas A&M emerged victorious to nobody surprised by beating Mizzou 35-14. Isaiah Spiller had himself a feast rushing 20 times and totaling over 150 yards and 1 touchdown!

Betting Odds & Lines for This Game

South Carolina vs Texas A&M Prediction: Spread

With a large spread like this, most people tend to struggle towards picking. This is not like picking an outright winner which is a lot easier. So far this season the Gamecocks are 3-3-1 ATS while the Aggies are 4-3 ATS. The spread currently favours the Aggies by 20.5 points.

Texas A&M have scored 30+ points four times this season however they haven’t been able to steal games by wide margins. The Aggies have been in more than three games that have been within one possession. South Carolina has been blown out only two times (vs Georgia and vs Tennessee). While Texas A&M is a better team, this spread is too large for them to cover.

  • Free Prediction: South Carolina +20.5

South Carolina vs Texas A&M Prediction: MoneyLine

There is no question on who the moneyline should go for. While being conservative towards the spreads seems logical, it seems improbable that South Carolina can pull off an upset. Their roster simply isn’t built to the caliber of the Aggies. Currently, TAMU is listed at -2750 to beat SC.

This isn’t March Madness so there is no use in analyzing this improbable upset. Texas A&M is on a two-game win streak including upsetting the once number one seed Alabama. There is no matchup that favors the Gamecocks so there is no reason to believe they can win this game.

  • Free Prediction: Texas A&M -2750

South Carolina vs Texas A&M Prediction: Total

These teams have failed to run away with games. Assuming that the Aggies are unable to come up with the spread, they will not be able to total over 45.5 points. This game will be closer than many people are willing to admit. Texas A&M will not be able to run up the score and therefore will not hit the over!

  • Free Prediction: U 45.5

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Mitchell Vineberg