ESPN College GameDay predictions for No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 13 Texas A&M football game

Erik Hall
Tide Sports

ESPN "College GameDay" did not pick Tuscaloosa, Alabama, as the site of this week's show. Instead, choosing Athens, Georgia, for the Saturday night Auburn vs. Georgia contest.

Tuscaloosa is the site of No. 2 Alabama vs. No. 13 Texas A&M on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT, and the "College GameDay" cast did make predictions about the game. 

Alabama is a 17-point favorite against Texas A&M, according to BetMGM

ESPN 'College GameDay' picks for Alabama, Texas A&M football 

Desmond Howard of ESPN’s College GameDay on set in Tuscaloosa ahead of the Alabama, LSU game.

Lee Corso picked Alabama.

Kirk Herbstreit picked Alabama.

Desmond Howard picked Alabama.

David Pollack picked Alabama.

Celebrity guest picker Omari Hardwick picked Alabama. 

Pat McAfee picked Alabama.

"They (the Alabama defense) seem to be playing on a string," McAfee said. "In this Corona football, there's a lot of MAs (missed assignments), there's a lot of blown coverages, there's a lot of missed tackles. That ain't happening in (Nick) Saban's camp."

"Just way too many offensive weapons for Alabama," Howard said. "Mac Jones is playing at a high level. I think Alabama beats A&M by about 17 points." 

"Dylan Moses being back has really helped," Herbstreit said. "It's only one game. We're going to learn a lot more, see if this Alabama defense is real. I think (Texas A&M quarterback) Kellen Mond's creativity, the playmakers on the outside grow up today. They hang around for a half then 'Bama does what 'Bama does."

"Alabama has won seven straight against A&M," Corso said. "Make it eight, Alabama." 

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"College GameDay" airs on Saturday mornings during the college football season from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT on ESPN.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik

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