Texas A&M Aggies vs. South Carolina Gamecocks – College Football, November 7, 2020

| November 4, 2020 3:58 pm PDT

Judging by recent performances, it’s natural to assume that the Aggies are a much better football team than the Gamecocks. With that being said, every Saturday represents a new beginning in college football.

Will Muschamp’s crew is coming off a bye and this game is being played in Columbia. Perhaps SC can establish a rhythm and keep pace with the boys from College Station, but only time will tell.

However, we can get a head start on the expectations by taking a look at a Texas A&M vs. South Carolina prediction.

Texas A&M vs. South Carolina Odds

Texas A&M (-10)-110
South Carolina (+10)-110
Texas A&M to Win-350
South Carolina to Win+280
Over 58.5-110
Under 58.5-110

That 7.5/8-point spread initially installed at the top sports betting sites – you can kiss that line goodbye. Seeing Auburn dismantle an LSU squad that had just throttled the Gamecocks was all the public needed to see to push this line up to double-digits.

Then again, backing the Aggies hasn’t been all so fruitful. Jimbo Fisher’s program is just 2-3 against the spread in 2020.

On the flip side, South Carolina is 3-1-1 ATS.

What the Aggies Do Well

Texas A&M keeps the chains moving on offense. In fact, the Aggies lead the nation in third-down conversion rate (58.7%). Credit good play-calling for consistently gaining chunks on early downs, although this success is a direct reflection on the stout play of Coach Fisher’s offensive line.

Isaiah Spiller has been great – rushing for 512 yards and five touchdowns through five games – yet he’s not even the most dynamic running back on this roster. That title belongs to sophomore standout, Ainias Smith.

The 190-pound speedster has accounted for 476 yards from scrimmage and six offensive touchdowns. More importantly, Smith’s prowess out of the backfield continues taking pressure off of Kellen Mond in the pocket.

What the Gamecocks Do Well

South Carolina runs the ball downhill. Kevin Smith is up to 93 totes – eight of which have resulted in touchdowns. The sophomore RB pounds the rock with his 225-pound frame and clocks in at a sturdy 5.8 yards per carry. Secondary running back Deshaun Fenwick also chips in with a 5.8 ypc and has flashed his skills as a pass-catcher. Once outside the tackles, Fenwick has been a handful for opposing defenders to bring down.

It’s pretty clear that Will Muschamp wants to run the football early and often and limit the burden placed on Collin Hill.

The transfer from Colorado State has a live arm and sincere outside threat in Shi Smith, but pushing the ball down the field hasn’t been his forte.

Texas A&M vs. South Carolina Betting Pick

One thing I’ve learned about betting football online is that attacking the number is more important than deliberating between two sides. In this case, the opening line tells me that 10 points are enough of a cushion to confidently side with the Gamecocks.

To take this matchup a step further, a Texas A&M vs. South Carolina prediction was featured as one of my three best college football bets of the week.

As I pointed out with visual representation in that post, these two schools are a lot more evenly matched than an outsider would presume. Case in point – they score and give up virtually the same number of points.

More College Football Predictions on Saturday

Lock in a Texas A&M vs. South Carolina pick but don’t stop there. With the Pac-12 set to join the action on Saturday, I’ve included a couple of betting previews to help set the stage.

Michael Wynn
Michael Wynn

As a former Division I collegiate golfer, Michael Wynn loves writing about golf. He's also an expert in most of America's most popular sports, writing extensively for GamblingSites.com on football, basketball, and baseball.

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