App State Mountaineers vs Texas A&M Aggies Predictions
Key Stat: The Mountaineers will need some time to recover from a tough loss on the opening day
- Appalachian State were dreadful defensively in a 61-63 home loss to North Carolina last week
- The Aggies did not concede points at all in an easy home win over Sam Houston State
- We expect a similarly easy victory for Texas A&M this time around as well
Texas A&M Aggies will have a great opportunity to go 2-0 at the start of the new season since they play host to Appalachian State Mountaineers in Week 2 this Saturday at Kyle Field in College Station. The Aggies did not allow any points in a 31-0 thumping of Sam Houston State last week. Although it was not quite the best offensive display from Texas A&M, they did control the happenings on the pitch throughout the whole course of the match, going to the half-time break with a 17-0 lead as well.
Smith starred for the Aggies with two touchdowns on the opening day. Quarterback Haynes King did throw two interceptions which is certainly not a positive start to the season for him given the opposition was an FCS side. The Mountaineers, on the other side, suffered a painful defeat by a two-point margin in crazy 61-63 thriller against North Carolina last time out. It was a very disappointing defeat in a match in which the Mountaineers were the favorites for the win. They will hardly find a way to bounce back against a much stronger opposition this weekend. We are going with the Aggies to win in -17 point spread at the -110 odds.
Key Stat: Appalachian State enter this tie off of a wild 124-point thriller against North Carolina
- They are up against a much stronger SEC rival here
- Texas A&M scored 41 points when they last faced a Sun Belt opposition in 2019
- The hosts should get some offensive rhythm against the leaky defense of the Mountaineers’ here
Looking at the defensive performance shown by the Mountaineers in the last weekend’s tie against North Carolina, we can’t even think of backing the low-scoring scenario here. The mere fact that they have allowed 63 points at home to the underdogs makes us wonder what Texas A&M could do here offensively while being 17 points favorites against Appalachian State. This will thus be an ideal opportunity for the hosts to gel their offensive players and get some rhythm going after a somewhat slower offensive display in the drubbing of Sam Houston State on the opening day. We have to take the Over 55 points at the -110 odds.
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