TOM STRYKER’S FREE FOOTBALL SELECTION FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
#387 ALABAMA (-18) over Texas A&M at 8 PM EST on Saturday
Since almost getting knocked off at Florida back on September 18th, Alabama has responded in its last two games whipping Southern Mississippi and Mississippi by the combined score of 105-35. Head coach Nick Saban has the Crimson Tide playing at another level right now and they will have no trouble steamrolling this struggling Aggies bunch. Texas A&M enters this matchup off back-to-back SU and ATS losses to Mississippi State and Arkansas and head coach Jimbo Fisher’s kids will be in serious trouble here.
A quick peek at the History Book shows that the Crimson Tide have dominated this series posting a strong 10-1 SU and 7-4 ATS record in their last 11 meetings. In addition, as a guest tackling a foe that scoots in without confidence off a straight up loss, Alabama owns a reliable 44-10 SU and 37-17 ATS mark including 26-10 ATS in this set provided the Elephants are favored by -7 or more. Finally, as a guest arriving off two or more home games, ‘Bama sports a strong 22-5 SU and 20-7 ATS record including a lucrative 20-3 SU and 18-5 ATS tally provided they check in off a straight up win.
There is a strong college system that goes against the Aggies on Saturday. Since 1980, game six conference hosts that hold a 3-2 SU record own a dismal 34-74-3 ATS mark provided they are competing without rest and take the field off the comforts of a home game. If our “play against” side is tackling a foe that holds a team won/loss percentage of .501 or better, this technical situation falls to a woeful 19-47-1 ATS including a stiff 5-20 ATS if they are priced as an underdog of +4.5 or more. Also, as a pooch checking in off a pointspread loss, Texas A&M sports a pitiful 6-45 SU and 15-36 ATS tally including a nasty 2-23 SU and 5-20 ATS provided the Aggies played in their own backyard last.
Back in the spring, Coach Fisher told a bunch of boosters that the Aggies were going to beat ‘Bama’s (you know what) on their visit to College Station in the fall. Let Texas A&M just talk-the-talk. The Crimson Tide will just do what they always do and that’s dominate from start to finish. Take Alabama. Thanks and best of luck, Tom.
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