Northwestern vs. Texas A&M Picks and Predictions

This week’s football schedule includes a contest between Texas A&M vs. Northwestern in the Meinke Car Care Bowl.  Vegas oddsmakers have the point spread Texas A&M (-10) with a total of 69.5. takes a look at the football betting match-up using key numbers employed by professional gamblers.  In comparing yards per rush on offense, the better numbers belong to Texas A&M by 1.3. As far as passing yards per completion on the offensive side of the ball, the upper hand is for Northwestern by .4. According to yards per point, the more efficient offense is the Aggies by 2.1.

Defensively the more stingy team based on yards per rush is Texas A&M by 1.9. The superior defense in terms of passing yards per completion is A&M by 2.7. The yards per point statistic used by the best sports handicappers says the superior defense is Northwestern by 1.5. The turnover department upper hand belongs to Northwestern by 11.

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Yards per point is determined by dividing total yards by number of points. Offensively a lower number is considered more efficient. On defense, a higher number is better.

Spread betting trends (all records are against the spread): Aggies 9-19 after allowing less than 170 yards passing in their previous game, 3-9 off a spread loss, 2-8 as favorites, 0-9 neutral fields.

Wildcats 8-2 after scoring less than 20 points in their previous game, but 16-5 following a double-digit loss at home, 1-6 grass.

Over/under trends:  A&M over 38-15 off a spread loss. Northwestern over 7-0 off straight up loss, over 11-4 as underdogs.


About the Author

Grandmaster Sports Handicapper Joe Duffy got his start in the sports handicapping industry with the Dial Sports (Communications Team) audiotext network. It was owned by sportswriter, broadcaster and handicapping pioneer Mickey Charles. Dial Sports was the sister company of the popular Sports Network Wire Service. Upon graduating California University of PA, where he was a play-by-play announcer on student radio station WVCS (now WCAL) and cable channel 29 (now CUTV), he became a full-time sports announcer and handicapper for the Sportsline scorephone network. He learned from NFL legends coach Hank Stram and broadcasting icon Ray Scott the ins and outs of the sports betting world. His Amazing Cadillac Club became the most successful 900-number in sports betting history. He left to become the first General Manager of the Freescoreboard scorephone network broadcast all over North America. His articles have appeared on several dozen websites and hard copy publications. He is now CEO of, the top sports betting site in the world. Email:

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