Game: College Football: North Carolina State v Texas A&M Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NCAAF Betting Odds & Lines, NC State v Texas A&M Picks & NC State v Texas A&M Predictions
Date: Monday, Dec 31, 2018
Start time: 7:30 PM EST, Gator Bowl
TV Channel: ESPN
Best Texas A&M Aggies Lines: -7 (-110) Spread – BETONLINE
Over/Under 56: – XBET
In NCAA Football game, we will see North Carolina State at Texas A&M.
NC State’s roster will be depleted in this bowl game as many of their players will be preparing for the NFL Draft and they decided not to participate. For example, star receiver Kelvin Harmon who had 81 receptions for 1186 yards and 7 touchdowns will miss this game. The offensive coordinator will also miss the game because he is joining Appalachian State. For the season, QB Ryan Finley has thrown for 3,789 yards–seventh-most in Division I–and 24 touchdowns.
Texas A&M’s Trayveon Williams has turned in a stellar junior season, rushing for 1,524 yards and 15 touchdowns. The Aggies are relying much on the rushing game to give them results, however, they will be facing the 13th ranked rushing defense in this one. Inside linebacker Otaro Alaka was reported as doubtful earlier this week and he is not expected to play due to a hand injury. Safety Donovan Wilson will also miss this one because of an injury.
The Aggies faced many teams this year which were great against the run and still managed to get results. NC State will be without their offensive coordinator and this could be even a greater loss than the one of Kelvin Harmon. I expect the Aggies to easily get the W as the Wolfpack will not be able to do much offensively.