Authored by NCAA Football Against The Spread Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall and produced by Charliessports.com for their 2014 AutoZone Liberty Bowl game On Monday December 29, 2014 at 2:00 PM EST on the ESPN Television Network.
The (7-5) Texas A&M Aggies of the SEC West Division will make the trip from South Texas to the Volunteer State to take on the (7-5) West Virginia Mountaineers of the Big-Twelve Conference in 2014 College Football Bowl action. The teams will play at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee. This Sports Handicapper believes Texas A&M overachieved despite their record; the Aggies broke the spirit of then-unbeaten Auburn in early November. West Virginia was in the thick of their conference title before losing three in a row in November. The betting line has Texas A&M as a three-point underdog Against The Spread, the total is at 66′ for Monday’s game.
The 2014 Texas A&M Aggies started out the season with a blowout win at South Carolina in the season opener. Then starting quarterback Kenny Hill looked like the second coming of “Johnny Football”. Texas A&M lost their last two of the regular season, including a 23-17 home defeat at the hands of LSU in the season finale. The betting odds under is 4-0 their last four following a straight up loss. Texas A&M is only 2-8 on NCAA Football Point Spread Predictions going over the betting odds total four times and staying under six their last ten. The Aggies are also 2-2 ATS their last four away from Kyle Field. Freshman Kyle Allen gets the nod at quarterback for Texas A&M; Allen has over 1,000 yards through the air with 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. Allen replaces Kenny Hill, suspended for team violations earlier in the season. The key to a Texas A&M win is to challenge the WVU offense with their improved defense. The Aggies will always move the football on offense, especially through the air.
The 2014 West Virginia Mountaineers will be without quarterback Clint Trickett, who is hanging up his cleats due to a series of concussions. West Virginia will turn to sophomore Skyler Howard; a Texas native to take over the position. The West Virginia coaching staff is excited about the start and getting more practice time for the projected starter in 2015. The Mountaineers finished the season with a 37-24 win at Iowa State, before the win they lost three in a row. West Virginia is 5-5 Against The Point Spread, going over the betting odds total twice and staying under eight times their last ten. The betting odds under is 8-0 their last eight overall.The key to a WVU win is to come out and play inspired football for their fallen quarterback. The defense played lights out the end of the season, and it must continue.
Free Pick: Texas A&M+3.