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Texas A&M vs. No. 1 Alabama picks and best bets for Week 6 SEC matchup

The Aggies and Crimson Tide meet in a game with plenty of history and drama after this off season.

Alabama Crimson Tide running back Jahmyr Gibbs celebrates with wide receiver Isaiah Bond and quarterback Jalen Milroe after scoring against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Saturday’s matchup between the Texas A &M Aggies (3-2, 1-1 SEC) and Alabama Crimson Tide (5-0, 2-0 SEC) is one that both teams circled on the calendar after offseason banter between both head coaches. The game has lost some steam because Texas A&M has been largely disappointing this season. A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher is on the hot seat and probably would have been let go by now if not for an $86 million dollar buyout. The big question right now for Alabama is the health of quarterback Bryce Young after leaving last week’s game with a shoulder injury.

SP+ Rankings

Texas A&M: 23 overall, 63 offense, 6 defense
Alabama: 1 overall, 2 offense, 2 defense

Injury update

Texas A &M

QB Max Johnson- Out (Hand)


QB Bryce Young Game-time decision (Shoulder)


Against The Spread

Texas A&M : 2-3 ATS
Alabama: 4-1 ATS


Texas A&M: Over 1-4
Alabama: Over 2-3

Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports

Texas A & M: 1 overall, 6 offense, 5 defense
Alabama : 2 overall, 1 offense, 1 defense

Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook

Spread: Alabama -24
Total: 48
Moneyline: Alabama -2400, Texas A&M +1200

Opening line: Alabama -24
Opening total: 50


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The Pick

Texas A&M +24

If Young plays, Alabama is the pick, but for now, take the Aggies. With Johnson out for Texas A & M, it will be hard for them to keep pace with Alabama. The Tide have covered the spread in their last six October home games. Alabama head coach Nick Saban would love nothing more than to run the score up on Fisher and the Aggies, but until we learn the health of Young, take the Aggies.

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