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Texas A&M vs. Alabama odds, line, predictions: College football best and picks for Saturday's prime-time SEC matchup from proven computer model

SportsLine's projection model has run 10,000 simulations and generated its selections for Saturday's matchup between the Aggies and Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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Top-ranked Alabama hosts Texas A&M on Saturday night in an SEC West showdown at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Aggies (3-2) pulled off a shocking 41-38 upset in their prime-time matchup a year ago, but the Tide (5-0) are hitting on all cylinders. They surged to a 49-26 victory at No. 20 Arkansas last Saturday, while A&M lost 42-24 on the road against Mississippi State the same day.

Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. ET. The Crimson Tide are 24-point favorites in the latest Texas A&M vs. Alabama college football odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over/under for total points is set at 48. Saturday's game can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their MUST-HAVE Premium plan.

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Before making any Alabama vs. Texas A&M picks, you NEED to check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past six-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of more than $3,100 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

The model knows the Tide are a top-five team on both sides of the ball and they have the talent to dominate regardless of Bryce Young's status (shoulder, questionable). The offense averages 530 yards and 48 points per game, while the defense gives up 236 yards and 11 points per contest. The Aggies have trouble stopping the run, yielding 170 rushing yards per game  (97th), so running back Jahmyr Gibbs could find open lanes. He found plenty last week in rushing for 206 yards, breaking off two TD runs of more than 70 yards. On defense, Will Anderson remains Bama's star, posting nine tackles for loss, including five sacks. 

The model also is aware that Texas A&M won outright as an 18.5-point underdog last season. It had two takeaways in the matchup, and it has five this season, compared to just two for the Tide. The defense has recovered four fumbles, and it is allowing just 19 points (22nd in FBS) and 188 passing yards (30th) per contest. Running back Devon Achane will likely have to carry the load, but he is capable. The junior ranks 23rd in the nation in rushing yards with 466 after putting up 910 last year as a backup to Isiah Spiller.

The model has broken down the Texas A&M vs. Alabama matchup from every angle, and we can tell you the model is leaning Over the total. It also says one side of the spread hits in almost 60% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college football picks. And don't forget you can  stream the game on Paramount+!

So who wins Alabama vs. Texas A&M on Saturday night? And which side of the spread hits almost 60% of the time? Join SportsLine now to find out, all from the model that has crushed its top-rated college football picks against the spread!

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