Clemson vs Texas A&M Live Stream Free Online, Get now – College Football, Josh Nagel has nailed 11 of his last 13 picks involving NCAAF Clemson or Texas A&M and just locked in a strong play for Saturday..
Clemson vs Texas A&M Live Stream Free Online, Second-ranked Clemson confronts a major early-season test Saturday when it visits Texas A&M at 7 p.m. ET. The Tigers are 12-point favorites in the latest Clemson vs. Texas A&M odds, with the over-under for total points scored set at 52.5.
Before you make your Clemson vs. Texas A&M picks, listen to what SportsLine senior analyst Josh Nagel has to say, A Nevada-based expert with 20 years of experience in the sports wagering industry, Nagel has hit 60 percent of his bowl picks over the past two seasons and he came on strong at the end of last year with an undefeated on his spread selections in the College Football Playoffs.Last week, Nagel advised SportsLine members to take underdog Virginia Tech (+7.5) against Florida State on Monday night. The result: the Hokies won outright 24-3, and those who backed them never broke a sweat.
Nagel is also looking to build upon an astounding 11-2 spread mark in games involving Clemson or Texas A&M. Now, he’s locked in a strong against the spread pick for Saturday.
Under coach Dabo Swinney, the Tigers are known for taking on tough non-conference opponents and usually coming out on top. Last year, Clemson beat Auburn 14-6 on its way to another playoff appearance.Expectations are again sky-high for a Clemson club that is loaded with future NFL draft picks and is sorting through a quarterback controversy between two potential stars. Kelly Bryant started as a freshman last year and was solid most of the way. He is a physical runner but struggled with down-field passing against top-shelf opponents. Five-star recruit Trevor Lawrence joined the fold, and both saw plenty of time in the opener. Lawrence impressed with 137 passing yards and three touchdowns. Bryant had 127 yards and one score, and also rushed for 44 yards and another touchdown.
Just because Clemson’s expectations are through the roof doesn’t mean they can cover a double-digit spread on the road. The Aggies had a quarterback competition of their own and new coach Jimbo Fisher surprised many when he chose Kellen Mond over Nick Starkel. Mond threw for 184 yards and two scores in the opener, while Starkel threw for 63 yards and one touchdown in limited action.
Coincidentally, Mond gained national attention with a breakout performance in a similar spot last season. He made several big plays and kept the Aggies, a four-touchdown home underdog to Alabama, in the game until the end.
While we can tell you that Nagel is leaning Under, he has unearthed the critical x-factor that makes one side of the spread a must-back. He’s only sharing what it is, and who to back, only over at SportsLine.The Tigers will have a deep and talented group of receivers facing a Texas A&M secondary that is a strength for the Aggies. Texas A&M returns three starters from last year’s secondary, including cornerbacks Charles Oliver and Debione Renfro and safety Derrick Tucker.
“Very good in the secondary. I think their safeties are as good as we’re probably going to see,” Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said. “These are really, really talented players at safety. I’d say all four of their starters in the secondary are probably going to play in the NFL. It’s pretty easy to see that. They’ve got size and length.”
How will Clemson’s quarterback situation be handled?
Kelly Bryant and Lawrence each played five series in the opener against Furman. The Tigers recorded an easy win against the Paladins, and it was evident from the start that Clemson could be successful with either quarterback in the game. That isn’t necessarily going to be the case this weekend in College Station. The quarterback battle could be decided for the future this week if one quarterback plays significantly better than the other. The Tigers entered Week 3 in 2014 in a similar situation when freshman Deshaun Watson outplayed the veteran Cole Stoudt and took over as the starter moving forward.
Can Texas A&M’s offensive line slow Clemson’s front four?
Clemson has, arguably, the best defensive line in the country, and the group loves nothing more than making big plays in marquee games. Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell and Austin Bryant returned to school to do something special. They can take a huge step toward doing so by leading the Tigers to a win at Texas A&M in what could be Clemson’s toughest road test of the season. The Aggies have an experienced offensive line with four returning starters, but Wilkins, Ferrell, Bryant and Dexter Lawrence are a handful for any starting five to handle.
Can Clemson handle the big stage?
The Tigers have thrived in big games over the past few years, including easily defeating Louisville and Virginia Tech with College GameDay in town last season. College GameDay will again be on the scene for Saturday’s showdown. This will be a big challenge for Clemson in that Texas A&M’s stadium holds more than 100,000 people. Lane Stadium at Virginia Tech and Cardinal Stadium in Louisville both hold fewer than 70,000. This will be the biggest crowd Clemson has played in front of; the Tigers have never played a game with 100,000 people in attendance. Clemson will need to handle the noise, as well as the buildup for the matchup with College GameDay in town, to come out with a win.