What three games appear to be the best bets and the best over/under point total predictions going into Thursday of Week 1? Here you go. Enjoy.
The point total calls are a wee bit easier than the against the spread predictions to start the season. The teams are all going to be a bit spotty and flaky early on, but it’s sometimes easier to see when the big shootout is coming or if it’s going to be a slopfest.
Best ATS Picks So Far: 0-0
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playMGM LINE: Texas A&M -33.5, o/u: 56.5
OVER/UNDER PICK: Over
Can the fired up team with the improved offense take care of most of a point total by itself? In this case, yes.
There’s a bit of a concern about a Texas State defense that wasn’t all that bad last season, gets back everyone in the secondary, and returns ten of the top 12 tacklers.
This is going to be a very good and very sound Bobcat defense, and it’s not going to matter all that much after A&M gets on a roll early on.
TXST just doesn’t have the bulk on either side.
This might take a while to get rolling, though.
Assuming the Texas A&M defense will take it easy in the second half – and assuming a slew of key parts are going to come out and rest up for Clemson – Texas State should be just good enough to come up with ten points. That might have been like pulling teeth out of last year’s offense, but this season under a new coaching staff, the O will come up with a few positives.
Get ten out of the Sun Belter, and all your asking for out of Texas A&M is 47 points. Under Jimbo Fisher last season, the Aggie O hit that four times, and seven of the 13 games went over 56.5 points.