North Carolina State has likely reached its maximum peak as a program under Dave Doeren. In fact, the Wolf Pack has a shot at its first double digit win season since Chuck Amato patrolled the sidelines. Doeren’s Pack brings one of the best offenses in the country into the Gator Bowl against Texas A&M. Increasingly the Aggies are seen as a team of the future. Head coach Jimbo Fisher is hauling in a monster recruiting class. Most important of all A&M has shown strong Bet on College Football wagering value. Additionally, Fisher has turned up the toughness quotient.
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl
NC State Wolfpack vs. Texas A&M Aggies
Date and Time: Monday, December 31, 2018, 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida
Bet on College Football Odds at SBG:
|NC State||+7 (-130)||58½ (-110)|
|Texas A&M||-7 (+110)||58½ (-110)|
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl TV Coverage: ESPN
Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M heads into this bowl game with strong Bet on College Football momentum and value. To show the Aggies won their final three games of the season. Overall Texas A&M finished 8-4 straight up and against the spread with 6-6 on totals. Their season finale was a wild 74-72 overtime win over LSU. As a result, A&M finished tied for second place in the SEC West Division. The Aggies had national rankings of 20th for total offense and 36th for defense. Quarterback Kellen Mond triggered the attack with 2967 passing yards and 23 touchdowns.
NC State Wolfpack
NC State also finished strong in a solid but hardly great season. To illuminate the Wolfpack have a sportsbook record of 9-3 straight up and 6-6 vs. the line and 6-6 on totals. NC state ranked 17th in the nation for total offense and 37th for points allowed. Most important of all the Pack won their final three games of the season. Quarterback Ryan Finley was strong with 3789 yards passing and 24 touchdowns. Further, running back Reggie Gallaspy II added 1014 yards rushing 18 touchdowns. Additionally, Kelvin Harmon and Jakobi Meyers had over 1000 yards receiving.
Stats to Consider
Texas A&M has shown recent profitability laying points away from home. As an example the Aggies have covered four of their last six games as a road chalk. Four of their last six in that place have gone under the total. Contrarily NC State has been in the red as an away dog. The Pack has paid in just three of their last nine getting points away from home. Just one of their last 11 in that role have gone over the total.
Team vs. Team
On the whole Texas A&M shows great balance on offense. Quarterback Kellen Mond and running back Trayveon Williams keep defenses honest. Counter to that is the Wolfpack starting quarterback Ryan Finley. The senior pairs well with running back Reggie Gallaspy II. It follows that Fisher and Doeren are two excellent offensive minds.
Matchup to Watch
As has been noted the Aggies are in a good Bet on College Football spot for this bowl game. Meanwhile NC State lacks value in this situation. Summing up the Aggies proved they can get the money.
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Texas A&M is the Gator Bowl call!
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Gator Bowl Bet on College Football Score Prediction: Texas A&M 34, NC State 27