At 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 8th on CBS, an SEC game featuring top-ranked Alabama (5-0, 2-0 SEC) as a 24-point home favorite against Texas A&M. Bryce Young, the quarterback for the Crimson Tide, had a shoulder injury in last week’s 46-25 win against No. 20 Arkansas. It is still uncertain how he will fare.
Shortly about one year ago, Texas A&M (3-2, 1-1 SEC) defeated then-No. 1 Alabama 41-38 at home as an 18.5-point underdog. Last week, A&M lost to Mississippi State 42-24, which was their worst defeat since losing to Alabama 52-24 on October 3, 2020.
Alabama odds vs Texas A&M odds
|Texas A&M Aggies||+24 (-113)||+1300||Over 52 (-108)|
|Alabama Crimson Tide||-24 (-108)||-5000||Under 52 (-113)|
Odds from OKBET Sportsbook on Oct 4.
Alabama is a 24-point favorite to avenge last season’s three-point road defeat to the Aggies. Alabama is 4-1 ATS in their past five games and 5-1 ATS in their last six at home. In four of the past five encounters between the two, the total has gone over.
Texas A&M has a recent record of 2-4 ATS and a recent road record of 1-5 ATS. In four of the Aggies’ previous five games, the total has been under.
Young’s Status as Alabama QB is Uncertain
In the second quarter of Alabama’s 46-25 victory against Arkansas last week, reigning Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young sustained a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder. His condition is likely to stay unknown until game time.
According to Alabama coach Nick Saban, Young has recovered swiftly from comparable injuries. The likelihood of Young winning the Heisman Trophy will decline if he loses another game.
In their game against the Porker Pigs, the Crimson Tide lost all but five of a 28-0 lead before scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter thanks to backup quarterback Jalen Milroe and running back Jahmyr Gibbs, covering the 17-point spread.
Last week, Gibbs had 206 running yards and two huge touchdown runs of 72 and 76 yards, while Milroe had 156 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Gibbs has the most catches and running yards on the team (378). (19).
Following its 46-25 victory against No. 20 Arkansas last week, the Crimson Tide overtook Georgia to take the top place in the AP Top 25, and it continues to be the overwhelming favorite in the college football playoff odds. To get more news and update you can go to OKBET Sportsbook or go directly to OKBET.
Texas A&M is still in Shock
Haynes King and Johnson have been the Aggies’ alternate quarterbacks, but nothing has worked. With an offensive average of 335 yards per game (105th in Division I) and 21.8 points, they are one of the poorest teams in NCAA Division I. (108th). Last week, King threw two interceptions after being inserted into the game, and Johnson lost a fumble.
The strength of the attack is halfback Devon Achane, who averages 93.2 yards running each game. In the CFB wins totals odds, the Aggies are now considered a long chance to achieve their projected total.
Texas A&M vs Alabama Injury Report
The greatest concern is Young’s injury, but it’s not the only one. Justin Ebiogbe, a defensive lineman, is anticipated to miss his second straight game due to a neck injury. Brian Branch, a strong safety who exited the Arkansas game in the second half due to an unexplained injury, is anticipated to participate. Branch has a sack and 22 tackles.
Despite suffering a hand injury late in the fourth quarter of last week’s game, A&M quarterback Max Johnson, who completed 19 of 26 passes for 203 yards and a score, is likely to play.
Texas A&M vs. Alabama Prediction
One of the year’s early underachievers is A&M. In defeats to Appalachian State and Arkansas, the Aggies struggled at quarterback and were beaten physically. In Division I, A&M is ranked 97th in rushing. Alabama now joins the game, averaging 251.4 yards on the ground and 525 total offense per game.
Play cautiously until it is certain Young will play; if Young does, the game will be a rout. If not, Alabama still has the resources to extract retribution for the defeat suffered at College Station a year ago.
Pick: Alabama -24 | -108
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