Arkansas vs. Texas A&M: Gambling Guide for Riveting SEC Matchup

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent ISeptember 28, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01:  Cobi Hamilton #11 of the Arkansas Razorbacks runs the ball against Trent Hunter #1 of the Texas A&M Aggies at Cowboys Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Arkansas Razorbacks (1-3) are down, but they aren't yet out as they head to College Station to take on the Texas A&M Aggies (2-1).

It’s going to be an exciting game that will be nationally televised on the SEC Network and ESPN3 at 12 p.m. ET this upcoming Saturday, Sept. 29.

Since it’s so early in the afternoon, prospective gamblers can take some action on this game and build their bankroll for the late afternoon and night games.

If you want to get a piece of this matchup, here is how you should bet it.

(Lines via ScoresAndOdds.com.)

 

Point Spread: Arkansas (+13.5) at Texas A&M

Lean toward Arkansas in this one. A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, in a conversation with Sam Khan Jr. of ESPN on Wednesday, compared the Razorbacks to a “wounded animal.”

"They're coming in here, they've got a lot to prove," Sumlin said. "The old deal, 'A wounded animal may be the most dangerous one,' I think it applies in this case. But we've got a lot to play for too." 

Considering that the Hogs have lost the past three games—incredulous considering they were ranked No. 8 in the Week 2 polls—they direly need a win against another SEC West foe.

These teams have met twice over the past two years, and Arkansas was able to cover the spread in both contests.

However, this is the first time that the Razorbacks will be a dog in the series, but that shouldn’t change a thing. Expect yet another close contest between two relatively evenly matched foes.

 

Over/Under: 64.5

Pick the under in this one.

Because of Arkansas’ leaky defense, many bettors are choosing the over, but it’s simply not the right play on Saturday.

These teams match up very well with each another on both offense and defense, so a shootout isn’t likely to happen.

Expect defensive players to step up for the Hogs in a must-win game, and the result will be a low-scoring affair. 

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