Can Texas A&M rebound and surprise the rest of a stacked SEC West? Find out below as we preview the 2023 Texas A&M Aggies.
2023 Texas A&M Aggies Schedule
The 2023 Aggies have a brutal schedule and one that is going to be difficult to navigate. Texas A&M has four difficult away games with the Miami Hurricanes, Tennessee Volunteers, Mississippi Rebels, and LSU Tigers. The Aggies also host the Arkansas Razorbacks, which will be a tough game for them to win.
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2023 Texas A&M Aggies Offense – Donovan Green Out for Season
Bobby Petrino is the new offensive coordinator and should offer some new wrinkles to last season’s 12th-ranked SEC offense. They have seven starters, including the majority of their offensive line returning, but the entire offensive backfield has new faces.
Quarterback Connor Weigman threw eight TD passes last season in a reserve role and has fast wideouts like Evan Stewart to throw to. TE Donovan Green suffered a serious knee injury earlier this week and is expected to miss the entire season.
2023 Texas A&M Aggies Defense – Stopping the Rush Top Priority
The 2022 Aggies led the nation in passing defense and returned eight starters from that unit. The rushing defense ranked 123rd in the country last season, but the Aggies had five of their front six returning to the unit, and the rushing defense should be much better. Safety Jardin Gilbert leads a solid defensive backfield that will be tested if the front six delivers the goods.
Texas A&M Aggies Betting Odds (Betting on sports is prohibited in Texas).
- To win the FBS National Championship: +5500
- To make the FBS Playoffs: Yes (+1400), No (-5000)
- To win the SEC Championship: +1400
- To win the SEC West: +550
- Over 8 wins: -115
- Under 8 wins: -105
2023 Texas A&M Aggies Betting Preview
The Texas A&M Aggies aren’t a good bet to make the playoffs.
The Aggies’ offense should be better than last season. Maybe they are able to stop the run and win a couple of the close ones they lost last season because they couldn’t score when they needed to and couldn’t stop the run. While that is nice, the Aggies will likely lose three games, if not more, and while they’ll get invited to a bowl game, they won’t make the playoffs.
That also ends the speculation about winning the SEC West or the SEC championship because they won’t win either one The SEC West is loaded, and while they do host Alabama this season, they also have Arkansas, Tennessee, and Mississippi on the schedule, and that’s going to be a tough row to hoe for the Aggies to overcome.
That would leave the win total as a decent future bet. I don’t believe the Aggies will win more than eight games, so Over 8 wins is not a good bet to make, and -115 juice on a futures bet is not a good investment to make.
That leaves Under 8 wins, and that’s the bet I would make. Getting almost even money for Under 8 wins is not a bad price. The Aggies likely have losses to Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and LSU, and I believe their season hinges on their “home” game with Arkansas. The Southwest Classic is a huge rivalry game between the two schools, the game is played on a neutral site (AT&T Stadium), and that game could go either way.
If there is any Texas A&M future bet to make, it would be Under 8 wins, -105 at DraftKings TX.
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