[7:30 PM] LSU @ Texas A&M

Who will WIN this matchup?

LSU Tigers (6-4)

@ Texas A&M Aggies (8-3)


The line for this game is LSU by 7 points.

Texas A&M and LSU went from SEC contenders to third place in the West Division over the last few weeks and just hope to close out the respective seasons strong. The 22nd-ranked Aggies, who still have a shot at second place in the West, will try to put together back-to-back wins when they host LSU on Thursday in a Thanksgiving battle.

Orgeron was expected to spark the Tigers offense but watched his team score one touchdown in five goal-to-go chances on Saturday at home against Florida, including a goal-line stand that clinched the setback. Star running back Leonard Fournette, who was hobbled by an ankle injury that has plagued him on and off all season, was limited to 40 yards on 12 carries Saturday and will likely be a game-time decision again on Thursday.

The Aggies’ biggest star – defensive end Myles Garrett – has been hobbled most of the season as well but finally looked fully healthy on Saturday and recorded 4 1/2 sacks in the win. Garrett, who is expected to go high in the first round of the next NFL draft, became the eighth player in SEC history to record 30 or more sacks in his career (32 1/2). Texas A&M, which lost starter Trevor Knight to a shoulder injury in the loss to Mississippi, is still getting used to Jake Hubenak at quarterback, and the junior threw for 248 yards and a touchdown against UTSA.

Garrett needs one sack to pass Von Miller (33) for fifth place on Texas A&M’s all-time list.

The Tigers are the only team in FBS to hold each of their opponents to 21 or fewer points in every game this season.

Fournette ran for 159 yards and a TD in LSU’s 19-7 home win over the Aggies last season.


StreakSmarts Pick: LSU Tigers

Confidence: 5/10

StreakSmarter Pick