Free Texas Bowl Prediction: Aggies vs Wildcats Odds
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2016 Advocare V100 Texas Bowl
(8-4) Texas A&M Aggies vs. Kansas State Wildcats (8-4)
Date: Wednesday December 28th
Time: 9:00 pm EST
Venue: NRG Stadium – Houston, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: A&M -2.5
NCAA Betting Total: 56.5
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The Advocare V100 Texas Bowl will be a matchup of two former Big 12 foes that have quite a history.
They have not played since 2011, but that game was a classic quadruple overtime game in which the Wildcats finally came away with a 53-50 victory.
Now this is an SEC vs. Big 12 matchup, but these programs certainly remember each other.
Texas A&M had a surprisingly great start to 2016, going 6-0 including big wins over Auburn and Tennessee. However, they stumbled in the second half of the year, losing four of their last six.
Kansas State has been the opposite story, starting slowly and finishing hot. They come into this game on a three-game winning streak, all against conference foes.
Texas A&M Aggies
The 6-0 start for the Aggies surprised many experts, but they had a rough second half and this is about where they were expected to finish.
They are packed full of super-talented players at multiple positions but have been unable to consistently bring it together to make a great team.
The offense is always capable of busting the big play at any time. The defense is full of talent under-performed as a unit.
Senior quarterback Trevor Knight has finally found a home in College Station and is having a great season.
He has passed for 2,122 yards 16 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He has also run for 594 yards and 10 scores. A&M ranks 29th in the nation in total offense with 468.1 yards per game.
However, they allow 444.2 yards defensively which ranks 91st.
Kansas State Wildcats
The Wildcats once again stuck to their usual formula in 2016: they started the season badly then finished as one of the hottest teams in the nation.
After a 3-3 start, Bill Snyder’s team won five of their last six and three straight coming into this one.
Although they do not have the big-name talent like A&M, the Wildcats have proven to be a formidable unit with a well-defined identity in running the ball and great defense.
Junior quarterback Jesse Ertz leads Kansas State in both passing and rushing yards. He’s thrown for 1,560 yards, eight scores and four picks while rushing for 945 yards and 10 touchdowns.
The Wildcats rush for 233.4 yards per game which is 25th in CFB. They also have the 12th best rushing defense, allowing only 113.5 yards on the ground per game.
They have the 20th ranked scoring defense and allow opponents an average of only 21.8 points per game.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- A&M is 7-3 ATS in last 10 games
- K State is 0-5 ATS in last 5 games after an ATS win
- K State is 1-7 ATS in last 8 bowl games
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This will be a great example of explosive offense versus strong defense. The Aggies have one of the nation’s top rushing attacks, and the Wildcats have one of the best rushing defenses.
Trevor Knight and the Aggies also have multiple weapons at wide receiver and only need one play to bust a game wide open.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: A&M -2.5
The matchup on the other side of the ball may end up being just as important. The Wildcats will be able to run the ball against A&M, but will they be able to keep up when the Aggies have a few big plays?
It is doubtful.
Advocare V100 Texas Bowl Free Score Prediction: Texas A&M 34 – Kansas State 27
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