Over the course of the college football season, every team either loses as a favorite or has a very close call in a game that they are expected to win. It’s one of the reasons why it’s so difficult to win every single game during the 12-game season. It can be particularly tough on the top ranked teams, as they need to go out of their way to impress the playoff committee, all while have every opponent raise their game in hopes of springing the upset.
The team with the biggest target on their back in any given season is nearly always the defending National Champions, which is why Clemson will need to be at their very best every single week if they hope to get back to the playoffs and repeat as champion. They did have a couple of scares last season, with one of those close calls coming against Texas A&M. The Aggies look to be even better this year in their second season in the Jimbo Fisher era, but a trip to Clemson is never an easy one. Clemson is favored by 17 ½, with the point total set at 64 ½.
Texas A&M vs Clemson 2019 College Football Week 2 Odds, Game Info & Pick
- When: Saturday, September 7, 3:30 PM EST
- Where: Memorial Stadium, Clemson
- TV: ABC
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: ABC Go
- College Football Week 2 Odds: Clemson -17.5 (Total 64.5)
- Sunny: 33°C/92°F
- Humidity: 52%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 6%
- Wind: 4 mph WSW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Texas A&M Aggies?
The Aggies hired coach Jimbo Fisher with the hopes that he could propel the program back into the big time. It is going to take some time for him to work his magic, but last season was a very good start. Things ended particularly well, with the Aggies reeling off 4 in a row, including a bowl win versus NC State and a big regular season win over LSU in a 74-72 thriller. They started this season well, barely covering the 33 ½ point spread in a 41-7 win over Texas State.
Then one thing that people are sure to point to this week is how close the Aggies came to toppling Clemson last season, but that game was played at College Station, where it’s always tough. Texas A&M are 17-3 SU in their last 20 September games and are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Week 2 outings.
- Passing Yards: 232.00
- Rushing Yards: 246.00
- Points For: 41.00
- Points Against: 7.00
Why bet on the Clemson Tigers?
The Clemson offence rolled in Week 1, allowing the Tigers to start their season with a 52-14 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. That score aside, it was a less than stellar day for QB Trevor Lawrence, who went 13 of 23 for 168 yards and 1 TD, but he also threw two INT’s. The man who did the majority of the damage last week was RB Travis Etienne, who ran for 205 yards and 3 TD’s on just 12 carries.
Those numbers are ridiculous, so look for the Aggies to try and close those holes to stuff the running game. The Tigers have had a lot of joy against teams from the SEC, winning 8 of their last 9 meetings. On the downside, they are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 September games.
- Passing Yards: 221.00
- Rushing Yards: 411.00
- Points For: 52.00
- Points Against: 14.00
Texas A&M vs Clemson 2019 College Football Week 2 Betting Trends
- Aggies are 17-3 SU in their last 20 games played in September
- Aggies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 2
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Texas A&M’s last 7 games when playing as the underdog
- Tigers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games against an opponent in the Southeast conference
- Tigers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games when playing as the favorite
- The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson’s last 5 games played on a Saturday
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Texas A&M vs Clemson
There is no doubt that Clemson are going to put some points in the board, but I would not be surprised to see them get sucked into a bit of a shootout here. I think we are looking at a lot of scoring in this one.
Score: Texas A&M Aggies 27 – Clemson Tigers 40