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Texas A&M vs. Kent State: Time, TV channel, watch online, odds

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The Aggies get the chance to get the season off on the right foot against the Golden Flashes.

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The Texas A&M Aggies won the Orange Bowl to end the 2020 season. Now, they'll hope to get back to another New Year’s Day bowl or more in 2021. Their journey begins with some #MACtion, as the Aggies welcome the Kent State Golden Flashes to College Station.

How to watch Texas A&M vs. Kent State

Time: 8 p.m. ET
TV: ESPNU
Watch Online: ESPN App

Betting Odds

(From Draftkings Sportsbook)

Spread: Texas A&M -29.5 | Kent State +29.5
Moneyline: Texas A&M -8000 | Kent State +2500{
Total: 67

This game is going to prove somewhat interesting. While the point spread is lopsided, Kent State is going to be a quality Go5 team this year. The Golden Flashes were picked to finish first in the MAC East this year. They also received 11 first-place votes to win the whole conference, tied with Ball State for the most. Four media members picked them to win the MAC Football Championship. So A&M will be facing one of the better MAC squads this season in just under 24 hours.

Now does that mean we’re picking an upset here? We are not. A&M will likely win this game and win big. But 29.5 points? That’s a pretty big spread, especially for a team in A&M that will be tinkering with a new toy at QB in Haynes King. We’ve already seen one SEC team fail to cover a huge spread (Tennessee) who also was trying out a new QB. Would we see another here? I’m probably passing on this game, but I might wonder about Kent State +29.5 here. I could well be wrong, as A&M finished 4-1 ATS in their last five games.

In all honesty though, for A&M, it’s imperative to do a few things here: Win the game, stay healthy, and move on to tackle old friend Colorado next weekend in Denver. And I believe they will do all of that (and hope for the best for health, of course). Kent State won’t win, but I think they might keep this one close for a bit, if not the entirety.