The No. 5 Texas A&M Aggies meet the Colorado Buffaloes in Week 2, with one team looking to maintain national championship aspirations while the other looks to prove it can contend in its conference. Jimbo Fisher will hope to make his mark this season in the SEC after inking a big extension with Texas A&M. For Colorado head coach Karl Dorrell, this is a measuring stick for how far the program has come under his watch.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Texas A&M: 8 overall, 19 offense, 8 defense
Colorado: 75 overall, 87 offense, 61 defense
TE Baylor Cupp - Questionable (leg)
Against The Spread
Texas A&M: 6-4 ATS (2020), 1-0 (2021)
Colorado: 4-2 ATS (2020), 0-1 (2021)
Texas A&M: Over 5-5 (2020), Over 0-1 (2021)
Colorado: Over 4-2 (2020), Over 0-1 (2021)
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Texas A&M: 11 overall, 10 offense, 8 defense
Colorado: 46 overall, 44 offense, 54 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Texas A&M -17
Moneyline: Texas A&M -900, Colorado +600
Opening line: Texas A&M -17
Opening total: 52.5
91 degrees, 5 MPH wind, 6% chance of rain
Texas A&M -17 (-115)
Even as this neutral site game is more likely to feel like a road game, the Aggies simply have more talent than the Buffs. Texas A&M has a strong running game and QB Haynes King is proving he’s good enough to make throws when needed. Colorado will have some energy early, but that’s going to be tough to sustain against the Aggies for four quarters.
If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, crisis counseling and referral services can be accessed by calling 1-800-GAMBLER (1-800-426-2537) (IL). Gambling problem? Call 1-800-GAMBLER (NJ/WV/PA/MI), 1-800-9-WITH-IT (IN), 1-800-522-4700 (NH/CO), 1-800-BETS OFF (IA), 1-888-532-3500 (VA) or call/text TN REDLINE 1-800-889-9789 (TN). 21+ (18+ NH). CO/IL/IN/IA/NH/NJ/PA/TN/VA/WV/MI only. Eligibility restrictions apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for full terms and conditions.