There’s no better time to trust Texas A&M football after DraftKings recently released a handful of betting odds for the Aggies and other Power Five programs, including the over/under wins for 2023.
The bookmaker lists the Aggies’ win total for the upcoming season at 7.5, with odds above -120 and below +100. Texas A&M is tied with Arkansas and Ole Miss for the fifth-highest winning line in the SEC.
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Unsurprisingly, programs that precede brown and white include Georgia (11.5), Alabama (10.5), LSU (9.5), and Tennessee (9.5). Mississippi State (6.5), Auburn (6.5), South Carolina (6.5), Kentucky (6.5), Missouri (6.5), Florida (5.5), and Vanderbilt (3.5) ) sit behind the Aggies with respective lower win totals per DraftKings.
As Texas A&M looks to rebound from its 5-7 season a year ago, they will have plenty of opportunities to make some noise against the SEC heavyweights. The Aggies will face Tennessee (Oct. 14) and LSU (Nov. 25) on the road this season, while hosting the Crimson Tide at Kyle Field for a seismic game on Oct. 7.
The sportsbook has also set the betting line for five of the Aggies’ games this season, including four against SEC competition. Texas A&M is the favorite against Arkansas (-3) but the underdog against Alabama (+9.5), Ole Miss (+3.5) and LSU (+10.5).
Much has been made of the immense pressure placed on Jimbo Fisher and their new offensive coordinator Bobby Petrino. But the cynics and talking heads should only provide more whiteboard material for an Aggies team that delivered on its promise through the 2022 season.
A&M sees the return of second Conner Weigman, who threw for 896 yards and eight touchdowns without an interception in five games last season. A group of promising wide receivers led by sophomore star Evan Stewart have a case to make for the nation’s best after seeing the return of senior Ainias Smith, who joins Moose Muhammad III.
Additionally, a defense that was bolstered by a number of true freshmen ranked 25th in the nation in points against (21.1 PPG) last season and is expected to take another leap forward after finishing their year on a high mark with a massive upset on No. 5 LSU.
There are too many promising signs to write off the Aggies before the start of the 2023 season. The level of talent on the roster, coupled with high hopes for a rejuvenated offense under Petrino, should make Maroon and White an attractive choice to make noise in the coming season.
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