The UTSA Roadrunners (+38) aren’t traveling far to take on the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field. This daytime game starts at 12:00 p.m. ET and SEC Network is scheduled to televise the action.
Betting Preview: Texas A&M Aggies vs. UTSA Roadrunners
Texas A&M has been tabbed as the heavy favorite and is currently giving up 38 points to UTSA. If the Aggies stumble in the early stages it’ll produce a nice live betting scenario. Oddsmakers have placed the over/under (O/U) at 53 points.
The Roadrunners are 3-4 against the spread (ATS) and have gained 0.8 units so far in 2019. The team has posted an O/U record of 3-3-1.
The Aggies have lost 1.9 units this season. The team is 4-3-1 ATS and has an even O/U record of 4-4.
The Roadrunners have gone 3-4 straight up (SU) in 2019 while the Aggies are 5-3 SU.
The Roadrunners just scored a 31-27 victory over Rice on October 19. Lowell Narcisse completed 19 passes for 212 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Sincere McCormick (94 rushing yards on 14 attempts, one TD) led the ground attack while Carlos Strickland II (six receptions, 86 yards) and Zakhari Franklin (four catches, 26 yards, two TDs) manned the receiving duties in the win.
Texas A&M just earned a 49-30 win over Mississippi State. The defense let the Bulldogs rush for 239 yards on 38 attempts, along with one rushing TD. Kylin Hill was a bright spot in the loss for Mississippi State, recording 150 rushing yards and a score on 21 attempts. For Texas A&M, Kellen Mond completed 17-of-23 passes for 234 yards and three touchdowns. Isaiah Spiller (90 yards on 22 rush attempts, one TD) and the signal-caller Mond (76 yards on nine carries, two TDs) led the running game while Quartney Davis (five receptions, 57 yards) and Jhamon Ausbon (four catches, 55 yards, one TD) led the pass-catching corps in the win.
UTSA has run the ball on 56.7 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Texas A&M has a rush percentage of 46.4 percent. The Roadrunners have produced 180.1 rush yards/game and have 11 scores on the ground this year. The Aggies are putting up 145.5 rush yards per game and have 14 total rushing TDs.
The Roadrunners offense has averaged 142.4 yards in the air overall and has six passing TDs so far. The Aggies have produced 266.8 pass yards per contest and have 18 total pass scores.
Defensively, UTSA has allowed opponents to run for an average of 209.9 yards and throw for 183.7 yards per game. The Texas A&M D has allowed 199.9 yards per game to opposing passers and 148.3 yards per game to opposing runners. The Aggies are giving up an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 4.68 to opponents, while the Roadrunners have allowed a 7.21 ANY/A.
Offensively, Narcisse has amassed 391 passing yards this year. He’s connected on 50 percent of his 86 attempts with three scores through the air and three interceptions. He has a 3.39 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 5.67 over the past two outings.
In the other locker room, Kellen Mond has completed 158-of-246 passes for 1,831 yards, 15 TDs and four INTs. Mond’s ANY/A sits at 7.21 for the season and 6.76 over his past two outings.
UTSA Roadrunners at Texas A&M Aggies Free Pick
SU Winner: Texas A&M, ATS Winner: UTSA, O/U: Over
- The Roadrunners offense has yet to create a pass play of 40 or more yards, while the Aggies have put up three such plays.
- The UTSA defense has allowed four pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Texas A&M has given up one such play.
- The UTSA offense has created 13 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Texas A&M has created 12 such runs.
- The Roadrunners defense has allowed 21 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while the Aggies have given up nine such runs.
- The Texas A&M defense has registered 14 sacks on the year while UTSA has 12.
- UTSA, as a team, has averaged 5.2 yards per carry over its last three outings and 4.2 over its last two.
- Texas A&M has averaged 4.7 yards per carry over its last three contests and 4.8 over its last two.