Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest Odds, Date: Opening Spread, Total for 2021 Gator Bowl

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Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest Odds

Texas A&M Odds-5.5
Wake Forest Odds+5.5
DateDec. 31
LocationTIAA Bank Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida

Texas A&M is set to take on Wake Forest in the Gator Bowl on Dec. 31 at TIAA Bank Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. Find our expert's projected odds, a recap of each team's seasons, plus more information on the Gator Bowl below.

Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest Projected Odds

Texas A&M Spread-6.5
Wake Forest Spread+6.5

These Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest projections are based on Collin Wilson's college football power ratings, which help power our PRO Projections — they compare all of his projections to real-time college football odds in order to easily identify betting edges.

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How Texas A&M Reached the Gator Bowl

A year after rattling off nine straight wins to close the season, A&M took a step back in 2021.

The Aggies were particularly spotty when giving points, losing to LSU, Mississippi State and Arkansas as favorites. Colorado, which finished 4-8, nearly tripped up the SEC affiliate as a 17-point ‘dog.

The highlight of the season was a win over Alabama in Week 6, handing the Crimson Tide their first loss of the year.

Jimbo Fisher is 34-14 overall and 21-12 in conference play since taking the job in 2018.

The Aggies are led by their defense, which allowed the fourth-fewest points per game (15.9) and held four conference opponents to 20 or fewer points.

How Wake Forest Reached the Gator Bowl

Wake Forest got out of the gates like gangbusters this season, ripping off eight straight wins.

However, a heartbreaking 58-55 loss to North Carolina, in which Wake held a 14-point lead heading into the fourth quarter, really detailed the team’s movement down the stretch.

The Demon Deacons ended up losing three of their last five games, including a beatdown in the ACC Championship Game.

Wake Forest was also perfectly mediocre for college football bettors this season, posting a 6-6 record against the spread (ATS).

Interestingly, the Deacs performed very well as favorites (5-3 ATS), but stumbled in games against better opponents, finishing 1-3 ATS as underdogs this year.

Texas A&M vs. Wake Forest Matchup Analysis

Toggle the dropdowns below to hide or show how Texas A&M and Wake Forest match up statistically:

Texas A&M Offense vs. Wake Forest Defense
Rush Success55116
Line Yards69116
Pass Success8789
Pass Blocking**10362
Big Play24115
Finishing Drives6597
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Wake Forest Offense vs. Texas A&M Defense
Rush Success5344
Line Yards5720
Pass Success124
Pass Blocking**15102
Big Play5853
Finishing Drives52
** Pass Blocking (Off.) vs. Pass Rush (Def.)

Pace of Play / Other
PFF Tackling2274
Middle 83120
SP+ Special Teams621
Plays per Minute95100
Rush Rate53.% (78)52.4% (82)

Data via College Football Data, FootballOutsiders, SP+, PFF and SportSource Analytics.

Gator Bowl Date, Time, TV, More Info

  • Date: Dec. 31
  • Time: 11 a.m. ET
  • Location: TIAA Bank Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida
  • TV Info: ESPN

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