Sam Houston vs Texas A&M Prediction, Odds & Betting Trends on College Football Game at FanDuel Sportsbook

Tyler Maher
Texas A&M will kick off their 2022 NCAA season against Sam Houston in Week 1.
Texas A&M will kick off their 2022 NCAA season against Sam Houston in Week 1. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Sam Houston vs Texas A&M Week 1 Game Info

2022 NCAA College Football Game
Sam Houston Bearkats (0-0) vs. Texas A&M Aggies (0-0)
Date: Saturday, September 3, 2022
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Kyle Field — College Station, TX
Coverage: SEC Network

Nothing beats Texas football, which is why this Week 1 matchup between Sam Houston and Texas A&M is so intriguing.

Texas A&M is coming into the 2022 NCAA season with a ton of hype, as they're currently ranked No. 6 in the AP Poll and No. 7 in the Coaches Poll. The Aggies are coming off their 12th straight winning season after an 8-4 campaign under Jimbo Fisher, plus they have an exciting sophomore quarterback in Haynes King.

Sam Houston is transitioning from the FCS to the FBS, where they'll play beginning in 2023. The Bearkats recently won the FCS national title during the spring season in 2021 (which was delayed due to Covid), but are currently ineligible in the FCS. A lot of their players have transferred due to the league change, but this is still a feisty team that should put up a fight.

Sam Houston vs Texas A&M Odds & Spread

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: SHSU: (+2500) | TAMU: (-10000)
Spread: SHSU: +31.5 (-105) | TAMU: -31.5 (115)
Total: 51.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)

Sam Houston vs Texas A&M Prediction & Pick

What Sam Houston has done at the FCS level is impressive, and it's encouraging that they're good enough to move up to the FBS. That said, they could be in for a rude awakening against Texas A&M, which is expected to be one of the best teams in the country.

The Bearkats will want to prove they belong in the same league as the Aggies, but going up against a potential powerhouse on the road is a tall task. Sam Houston might be able to keep this game closer than people expect (at least early on), but Texas A&M should still win handily.

Final Score Prediction: Sam Houston: 10 | Texas A&M: 42

Sam Houston vs Texas A&M Betting Trends

- Sam Houston is 4-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games.
- The total hit the over in four of Sam Houston's last five games.
- Texas A&M is 5-2 against the spread in its last seven games.
- The total has gone under in six of Texas A&M's last six September games.

Sam Houston vs Texas A&M Best Bet

All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.

While odds for this game haven't been released on FanDuel Sportsbook yet, betting on the Aggies to cover the spread seems like a pretty safe bet. The FCS is a totally different ballgame than the FBS, and the Bearkats will be literally out of their league.

It'll take some time for Sam Houston to adjust to the competition, whereas Texas A&M will be ready to hit the ground running at home against an inferior opponent. This game looks like it will be a massive blowout in the Aggies' favor, so bet on them to run up the score against a local school that has no business playing on their turf.

Bet: Texas A&M -31.5 (-115)

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