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Texas A&M Aggies 2008 College Football Betting Preview

by Alexander Banks on Thursday, July 31st, 2008

There is no way to say it other than the Texas A&M (Aggies) football team is rebuilding. The Aggies enter the 2008 campaign under the leadership of first year head coach Mike Sherman who brings a new staff and philosophy to College Station. The team returns the fewest starters (10) than any team in the BIG XII. A&M must find replacements for its entire offensive line and much of its receiving corps. Defensively, A&M must replace five starters on the defensive front. Fortunately A&M returns its starting quarterback in senior Stephen McGee and running back Jorvorskie Lane. 

Oddsmakers at online sportsbook SBGglobal.com have the Aggies listed at +800 long-shot odds to win the BIG XII Conference championship and +8000 odds to win the BCS National Championship. Unless you like throwing your money away, we [Point-Spreads.com] recommend  you avoid betting on the Aggies in either of these categories.

The Aggies are favored by 20 ½ in their opening game with Arkansas State (Red Wolves) of the Sun Belt Conference. Taking ASU and the 20 ½ points is probably the best value.

Oddsmakers have set the betting total at 7-games. If you like the OVER you are delusional. Unless Sherman carries pockets full of magical pixie dust, winning five games might be a stretch.

No games on Texas A&M’s 12-game schedule rate as a guaranteed win. Even Army and Arkansas State have the potential to beat the Aggies. A&M might very well be an underdog when they visit Mountain West Conference member New Mexico at Albuquerque.

Texas A&M 2008 Football Schedule

Aug 30  Arkansas State (Red Wolves)

Sep 06  @New Mexico (Lobos)

Sep 20  Miami (Hurricane)

Sep 27  Army (Black Knights)

Oct  04 @Oklahoma State (Cowboys)

Oct 11   Kansas State (Wildcats)

Oct 18   Texas Tech (Red Raiders)

Oct 25   @Iowa State (Cyclones)

Nov 01  Colorado (Buffalos)

Nov 08  Oklahoma (Sooners)

Nov 15  @Baylor (Bears)

Nov 27  @Texas (Longhorns)

Point-Spreads.com projects a 5-7 record for Texas A&M in 2008.

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