Week 2: Cardinals vs Aggies Odds
Week 2 College football betting sees the Ball State Cardinals taking on the Texas A&M Aggies on Saturday September 12th at the Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Ball State (1-0) vs. Texas A&M (1-0)
Date: Saturday September 12
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Kyle Field – College Station, TX
NCAA Football Spread: Texas A&M -29.5
NCAA Betting Total: 63
NCAA Moneyline Odds: Texas A&M -7210, Ball State +3210
The Aggies were one of the more impressive teams from the first week of the season, beating up on Arizona State and jumping into the rankings.
Ball State also got a win but a victory over VMI is far from inspiring, especially when they didn’t cover the 34 point spread.
There is no recent history between these two programs
The Cards were anything but impressive in their opening win. They are not expected to challenge in the MAC but they barely got by VMI.
Simply put they gave up too many big plays on defense which is a scary thought as they visit the Aggies, one of the more explosive teams in all of FBS. There is a good reason they are huge underdogs in this one.
They ran the ball well against VMI and they will have to apply that strategy again to try and slow down TAMU. They have to win the time of possession battle and even that is not enough.
I give the Cardinals a small shot to keep this one close enough to cover. It will require strong smart play and a few Aggie mistakes.
The Aggies were not flawless but they were in control of the whole game it seemed, beating Arizona State by 21 points as a three point favourite. This team definitely has enough to be a contender in the SEC this season.
Against one of the more potent offenses around the Aggies stifled the Sun Devils with a pass rush that got to the ASU quarterback for nine sacks last week – 4 from Daeshon Hall. I guess that new defensive coordinator is working out.
On offense they played two QBs, trying to exploit their opponent with what each does best. Frosh Kyler Murray is definitely one hell of an athlete and we will see more of him in the weeks to come.
Look for the Aggies to dominate even more so this week.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Under is 6-1 in Cardinals last 7 games after allowing more than 450 total yards in their previous game.
- Cardinals are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game.
- Over is 5-1 in Cardinals last 6 games after accumulating more than 280 yards passing in their previous game.
- Under is 7-1 in Aggies last 8 home games.
- Aggies are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Aggies are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Week 2 Free NCAA Football Prediction
I hate giving up that many points but I don’t see how the Cardinals are going to be able to contain TAMU on offense or defense. Plus when you have a solid backup QB the hits just keep on coming.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Texas A&M -29.5
If you are nervous, tease this one down a little with a bunch of other games to make it worth it.
Week 2 Free Score Prediction: Texas A&M 49 – Ball State 13
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