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Tennessee vs Texas A&M Game 2 Odds, Predictions, Probable Pitchers for College World Series Final

Sascha Paruk

by Sascha Paruk in News

Updated Jun 23, 2024 · 2:29 PM PDT

Tennessee's Cal Stark tags out Texas A&M's Jackson Appel at home plate
The umpire watches as Tennessee's Cal Stark (10) tags Texas A&M's Jackson Appel (20) out at home plate during a NCAA College World Series game between Tennessee and Texas A&M at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Neb., on Saturday, June 22, 2024.
  • Texas A&M meet in Game 2 of the College World Series on Sunday in Omaha
  • The Aggies took the opener and can win the national championship in Game 2 but the Volunteers are favored to force a Game 3
  • See the Tennessee vs Texas A&M odds, predictions, and probable pitchers for Game 2 on June 23

After running away with a 9-5 win in the series opener, the Texas A&M Aggies () can claim the best-of-three College World Series final with another win over the Tennessee Volunteers (58-13) on Sunday afternoon at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Nebraska.

But with Aggie ace Ryan Prager used up on Saturday, the Volunteers are heavily favored to answer back in the Tennessee vs Texas A&M Game 2 odds.

Tennessee vs Texas A&M Odds

Team Moneyline Runline Total
Tennessee Volunteers -210 -1.5 (-154) O 10.5 (-130)
Texas A&M Aggies +160 +1.5 (+120) U 10.5 (-100)

Tennessee heads into Game 2 as a -210 moneyline favorite and -154 chalk to win by at least two runs. The Aggies are +160 on the moneyline to close out the series on Sunday and +120 to keep the score within a run. The over/under is sitting at 10.5 with the over favored at -130.

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The Volunteers entered the best-of-three final as a -205 favorite to win its first national championship, with the Aggies at +160 to win their first natty.

On Saturday, A&M jumped all over Tennessee pitchers Chris Stamos and AJ Causey, tagging them for eight hits and five runs in the first four innings while building a 7-2 lead that was never seriously threatened. Aggie ace Ryan Prager managed 4.0 innings of eight-hit, two-run ball with six Ks.

Both teams had two homers on Saturday, and A&M only had one more hit than the Vols (13 to 12), but A&M played considerably better defensively. UT committed three costly errors that directly contributed to a big five-run third inning for the Aggies.

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While neither starter has officially been announced, the pitching matchup for Game 2 should favor the Vols, who have number-one starter Drew Beam rested and ready.

Beam was rock-solid in his last start, going 5.0 innings last Saturday against UNC, allowing just one run on four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts.

The Aggies could turn to number-two starter Justin Lamkin on 3.5 days’ rest, but it’s more likely they’ll go with a bullpen game.

Tennessee vs Texas A&M Prediction

Texas A&M’s pitching staff is more than just Prager, and has been one of the best in the country all year, but there will be a noticeable decline in the quality of stuff Tennessee sees on Sunday compared to Saturday. Meanwhile, UT has its two best arms – Beam and Zander Sechrist – lined up for Games 2 and 3, and arguably its two best relievers (Aaron Combs and Nate Snead) fresh as well.

As long as the defense plays up to par – which is a big if – the Vols should answer back with a decisive victory on Sunday.

TENN vs TEXAS A&M picks:

  • Tennessee -1.5 (-154)
  • Over 10.5 runs (-130)
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