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New Mexico at Texas A&M odds, picks and prediction

Joe Williams
Sportsbook Wire

The New Mexico Lobos (2-0) and Texas A&M Aggies (2-0) meet Saturday at Kyle Field in College Station. Kickoff is scheduled for Noon ET. Below, we look at the New Mexico at Texas A&M odds and lines, and make our expert college football picks, predictions and bets.

The Lobos have won each of their first two games, but each contest was close. They edged FCS Houston Baptist 27-17 Sept. 2 before pushing past rival New Mexico State 34-25 last Saturday. They're 0-2 ATS, with an averaging winning margin of just 9.5 PPG.

The Aggies, No. 5 in the AFCA Coaches Poll, powered by USA TODAY Sports, rolled up 41 points in a victory against Kent State in the opener Sept. 4. They had its first test away from home in a neutral-site game in Denver against Colorado, winning a 10-7 defensive battle.

New Mexico at Texas A&M odds, spread and lines

Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports' betting odds for a full list. Lines last updated Thursday at 7:50 a.m. ET.

  • Money line: New Mexico +1500 (bet $100 to win $1,500) | Texas A&M -10000 (bet $10,000 to win $100)
  • Against the spread (ATS): New Mexico +29.5 (-105) | Texas A&M -29.5 (-115)
  • Over/Under (O/U): 49.5 (O: -112 | U: -108)

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New Mexico at Texas A&M odds, lines, picks and predictions

Prediction

Texas A&M 38, New Mexico 6

Money line

You can't play Texas A&M (-10000), as a $100 play on the money line would return just $1 in profit. That's a ridiculous long-term betting strategy.

AVOID, and look to the spread instead.

Against the spread

TEXAS A&M -29.5 (-115) is a very good play here. New Mexico +29.5 (-112) has failed to cover each of its first two games against inferior opponents. The only concern for the Aggies is the fact QB Zach Calzada will get the start with QB Haynes King suffering an ankle injury against Colorado, and he is expected to be sidelined at least a month.

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Over/Under

UNDER 49.5 (- 108) is the best play on the board here.

A&M will be breaking in a new quarterback, and he looked a little shaky against Colorado. However, the defense was superb against both Colorado and Kent State, so don't expect New Mexico to be able to do much. They have struggled against the likes of HBU and New Mexico State, they're not moving the ball at will against A&M, especially in front of the 12th man.

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