College Football Week 3 Picks: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Texas A&M Aggies
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 14-3 when featured on ESPN's College GameDay under head coach Nick Saban, which is important to consider when making your Week 3 college football picks on Saturday as they take on the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field.
Sports bettors will find that the Crimson Tide are 7.5-point road favorites in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 62 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this Southeastern Conference matchup from a betting perspective while offering up a prediction along the way.
Gambling stats via SBR Forum
Alabama Crimson Tide
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The Alabama Crimson Tide picked up a 35-10 season-opening victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies as 21.5-point neutral-site favorites on Aug. 31, but they were outgained by six yards in that affair.
College football handicappers will find that the Crimson Tide have won their last 51 games when rushing for at least 140 yards since 2008.
Texas A&M Aggies
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The Texas A&M Aggies have scored 117 points in winning their first two games of the 2013 campaign, but they'll now face a defense that has led the SEC in scoring defense over the last four seasons.
Since 2011, the Aggies have gone 1-3 straight up and against the spread as underdogs, with the UNDER cashing in each of those contests.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Alabama Crimson Tide in the opening 30 minutes, as they've gone 7-2 against the spread as road favorites over the last two-plus seasons.
College Football Week 3 Pick: Alabama Crimson Tide -4.5 First Half
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