Auburn vs. Texas A&M Betting Preview
November 5, 2021
It's a top-15 battle in the SEC West as No. 14 Texas A&M hosts No. 13 Auburn in a critical divisional contest. The Tigers have won two straight since losing to Georgia and are trying to stay alive in the divisional race until the regular season finale against Alabama. The Aggies have won three straight, a streak that began with a home upset of then-No. 1 Alabama, and are trying to play their way into the top-10 and a spot in a New Year's Six bowl game.
Auburn vs. Texas A&M Betting Pick
This game will kick off at 3:30 p.m. Eastern at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas on Saturday, November 6, 2021.
Why bet the Tigers:
✅ Texas A&M quarterback Zach Calzada has thrown an interception in six straight games and seven of the Aggies' eight games this year. He's thrown just 12 touchdown passes this season and is completing just 55 percent of his passes.
✅ Auburn is the best offense Texas A&M has faced since Alabama hung 38 points on the Aggies at the beginning of October. The Tigers have scored 30 points in consecutive games and are averaging nearly 35 points per game this season.
✅ Auburn quarterback Bo Nix has used his legs efficiently in recent weeks with four rushing touchdowns in the last four games, including two last week against Ole Miss. Nix's scrambling abilities negates an aggressive Texas A&M defensive line that likes to get after the quarterback.
✅ Auburn has rushed for at least 150 yards in six of its eight games this year while the Aggies have surrendered at least 150 rushing yards four times this season. The Tigers are averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a team, including 7.7 yards per touch for Jarquez Harvey.
✅ The road team has won eight of the nine meetings between these teams that wasn't on a neutral field, including Auburn's perfect 4-0 record at Kyle Field.
The Tigers are 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the SEC led by a strong rushing game and timely decisions by Bo Nix. The quarterback has not been asked to do much in the passing game, averaging just 220.5 yards per game, but he has run for four touchdowns and his mobility has added to Auburn's rushing attack. The defense has been a bit vulnerable at times, but it has kept four of its last five opponents to 24 points or fewer.
The season seemed to be going downhill for the Aggies, but the upset of Alabama has helped Texas A&M right the ship. The Aggies rely heavily on its rushing attack with the duo of Isaiah Spiller and Devon Achane powering the way with five touchdowns each. Texas A&M has been in trouble this season when it has been forced to throw the ball, but its defense has been on the mark for most of the season and has allowed less than 200 passing yards per game.