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Texas A&M Aggies vs North Carolina Tar Heels 01/02/2021 NCAAF Previews, Spread and Game Analysis

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Texas A&M Aggies vs North Carolina Tar Heels 01-02-2021 NCAAF Previews Spread and Game Analysis

Texas A&M Aggies vs North Carolina Tar Heels 01/02/2021 – Texas A&M and North Carolina clash for the 2021 Orange Bowl on Saturday, January 2 at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The fifth-ranked Aggies will vie for an eighth-consecutive victory but they will have to go through the Tar Heels, who will gun for three straight. Both teams came off lopsided wins with North Carolina topping 10th-ranked Miami. On the other hand, fifth seed Texas A&M demolished Tennessee to close its 8-1 season. NCAA football picks and parlays favor the Tar Heels to win over the Aggies in a hard-fought, high-scoring shootout.

Texas A&M Aggies vs North Carolina Tar Heels 01/02/2021

When: Saturday, January 2, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
TV: ESPN
Stream: Sofascore

Texas A&M Aggies vs North Carolina Tar Heels 01/02/2021

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Aggies -5.5 (-111) 69 o (-110) -238
Tar Heels +5.5 (-105) 69 u (-110) +195
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Texas A&M Aggies

Fifth-ranked Texas A&M Aggies have emerged as the second-best team in the SEC West behind Alabama. After losing their second match against the Crimson Tide, they have notched seven straight victories to finish the season with an 8-1 win-loss slate. Kellen Mond spearheaded the Texas A&M offense, with an excellent completion percentage of 63.5%. He has accumulated 2,050 passing yards and registered 19 touchdowns. Supporting Mond in the Aggies offense is Isaiah Spiller, who rushed for 986 yards and scored seven TDs. In terms of receptions, tight end Jalen Wydermyer and running back Ainias Smith combined for 941 yards and 12 TDs. The Aggies’ defense was tough as nails, registering nine interceptions and 24 sacks in the 2020-21 season.

Players to Watch: K. Mond QB (CMP 172 ATT 271 YDS 2050 CMP% 63.5 AVG 7.6 LNG 52 TD 19 INT 3 SACK 4 SYL -26 RTG 147.9); H. King QB (CMP 2 ATT 4 YDS 59 CMP% 50 AVG 14.8 LNG 42 TD 1 INT 1 SACK 0 SYL 0 RTG 206.4); I. Spiller RB (ATT 177 YDS 986 AVG 5.6 LNG 57 TD 7); A. Smith RB (ATT 49 YDS 293 AVG 6 LNG 38 TD 4; J. Wydermyer TE REC 45 YDS 502 AVG 11.2 LNG 32 TD 6).

North Carolina Tar Heels

The 13th-ranked Tar Heels have rushed their way to an 8-3 win-loss mark in the tournament. In their last game against Miami, where they torched the Hurricanes for 62 points, their rushing game was splendid with Michael Carter and Javonte Williams combining for 544 yards and five touchdowns. The rushing blitz was so spectacular, the Tar Heels did not need Sam Howell’s passing. Howell, however, played well as he passed for 223 yards and scored a TD. Dyami Brown was also outstanding for North Carolina as he caught four balls for 167 yards. Carter and Williams were great in the run all season long, as they combined for 2,385 yards and registered 28 TDs. Howell played great as a signal-caller, posting 3,352 yards and 27 TDs. Brown played brilliantly as a wide receiver as he notched 55 receptions for 1,059 yards and eight TDs.

Players to Watch: S. Howell QB (CMP 219 ATT 317 YDS 3352 CMP% 69.1 AVG 10.6 LNG 87 TD 27 INT 6 SACK 29 SYL -179 RTG 182.2); J. Criswell QB (CMP 3 ATT 4 YDS 16 CMP% 75 AVG 4 LNG 11 TD 0 INT 1 SACK 0 SYL 0 RTG 58.6); M. Carter RB (ATT 156 YDS 1245 AVG 8 LNG 65 TD 9); J. Williams RB (ATT 157 YDS 1140 AVG 7.3 LNG 65 TD 19); D. Brown WR (REC 55 YDS 1099 AVG 20 LNG 87 TD 8).

Texas A&M Aggies vs North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Numbers

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Texas A&M Aggies

Aggies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Texas A&M’s last 13 games.
Texas A&M is 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
Aggies are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Texas A&M is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.

North Carolina Tar Heels

Tar Heels are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 5 of North Carolina’s last 7 games.
North Carolina is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Tar Heels are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games this season.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of North Carolina’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference.

Texas A&M Aggies vs North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Picks

College football lines slightly favor the Tar Heels to win over the Aggies. Texas A&M must hold off North Carolina’s running game to secure the victory. The Tar Heels will use their running game win the match 45-42.