Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. Eastern the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl will kick off in Houston, with the Kansas State Wildcats (8-4) taking on the Texas A&M Aggies (8-4). According to OddsShark the Aggies are a three-point favorite, with the point total being set at 56 points. The opening line had Texas A&M listed as a 2.5-point favorite, with the opening point total being 58 points.
OddsShark’s computer projects Kansas State to win, 34.9 (35) to 29.
Kansas State, which ended the regular season on a three-game winning streak, is 5-7 against the spread. With regards to the point total it’s been an even split in Kansas State games this season, with the over hitting in six games and the under in six games as well. Kansas State’s 30-6 win in their regular season finale against TCU hit the under, ending a streak of four consecutive games in which the “over” hit. Bill Snyder’s program is 1-7 straight up in its last eight bowl games, with the lone win coming in the 2013 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl over Michigan.
Texas A&M is 4-8 against the spread this season, and they’re currently on a run of eight straight defeats ATS. As for the point total, Texas A&M games have hit the “over” four times and the “under” seven times, with their season-opening 31-24 win over UCLA being a “push.” And when it comes to their recent bowl history, Kevin Sumlin’s program was on a four-game bowl win streak before losing to Louisville in last year’s Music City Bowl.
Prediction: Kansas State +3, and the under, with the final scoring being Kansas State 27, Texas A&M 24.