Handicapping Texas A&M (7)
May 17, 2018

The Texas A&M Aggies will have a new look in 2018, as former Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher takes over. Fisher has his work cut out for him as he tries to get the Aggies into contention in an SEC West that includes Alabama and Auburn.

The Aggies have a schedule this season that will make it difficult for Fisher to get Texas A&M into a major bowl, but the Aggies should have a winning season.

Let’s look at the win total and the schedule for the 2018 Texas A&M Aggies.

SEC Win Totals

Texas A&M 2018 Regular Season Win Total
Over 7 (-120)
Under 7 (-110)

The Aggies will play nine games in the state of Texas this season, so they will have a chance to win at least seven games this season. Whether or not they can win eight games will be decided by how they fare on the road. The Aggies have two very difficult road games against Alabama and Auburn.

2018 Texas A&M Schedule Analysis

Aug. 30 vs. Northwestern State

The season opener for the Aggies is an easy one, as Northwestern State went 4-7 last season. This game is a good chance for Fisher to get everyone on the same page before next week’s huge game against Clemson.

Sept. 8 vs. Clemson

The question for this game is whether or not Fisher will have his system fully in place and the players ready to go. The Tigers have turned into a national power and they should be road favorites in this contest.

Sept. 15 vs. ULM

The Aggies should have no trouble in this one, as ULM is not a team that is going to go into College Station and win.

Sept. 22 at Alabama

The first road game for Fisher is at Tuscaloosa and it is almost surely a loss, as the Crimson Tide are considered national title contenders. Fisher has faced his former boss, Nick Saban just once, and it was last year when Alabama beat FSU 24-7.

Sept. 29 vs. Arkansas

This game will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. It will be a big game for Fisher, as we assume that A&M will be coming off a loss to Alabama. The Aggies have won their last six against Arkansas.

Oct. 6 vs. Kentucky

This should be a home win for the Aggies, but Kentucky is not a complete pushover, as they went 4-4 in the SEC last season. Surprisingly, A&M and Kentucky have not met since 1953.

Oct. 13 at South Carolina

This game could decide whether or not A&M has a chance to win eight games this season. The Gamecocks are a tough team at home under head coach Will Muschamp and they are very capable of beating the Aggies.

Oct. 27 vs. Mississippi State

The Bulldogs have a new head coach in Joe Moorhead and he may have his team ready to roll by the middle of the season. The Aggies defense will have to be ready for a high-powered Mississippi State offense. These teams have split their last six meetings.

Nov. 3 at Auburn

The Tigers are considered one of the top teams in the country and they routed A&M in College Station last year. There is no real reason to think Texas A&M has enough to go into Auburn and win.

Nov. 10 vs. Mississippi

The Aggies should be able to win this one against the Rebels if they avoid a letdown after playing at Auburn.

Nov. 17 vs. UAB

The Aggies should not have too much trouble against a UAB team that doesn’t have enough talent to win on the road against a good SEC team.

Nov. 24 vs. LSU

The Aggies have lost their last seven games against LSU, so Fisher will be very motivated to end that streak.

2018 Texas A&M Aggies Win Total Prediction

The Aggies have five games that look like sure wins and three that look like sure losses. Their season win total comes down to the other four games. If they go 2-2 against Arkansas, South Carolina, Mississippi State and LSU they will win seven games. If they go 3-1 or 4-0 they will win eight or nine games and go over the total. The only way they win less than seven games is if they lose three of those four. Fisher has done nothing but win in his career and it is hard to see him having a losing record in his first season with the Aggies. That means Texas A&M will win at least seven games, so taking the over is the way to go.