The Week 9 college football betting line favors 15th-ranked Auburn when they travel to battle Ole Miss in a big SEC game forth both teams. The game kicks-off on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:15 PM from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, MS.
Auburn Vs Ole Miss Line & Free Pick
The Week 9 college football line opened with Auburn as a 2.5-point road favorite. With early bets coming in on Auburn, 4he Tigers are now 4-point road favorites. The total in the game is 63 points. If you are betting the moneyline, Auburn pays $100 on $175 while Ole Miss pays $155 on $100.
Ole Miss is both 3-4 straight up and 3-4 against the spread. Auburn is 5-2 straight up and 6-1 ATS.
What: No. 15 Auburn Tigers (5-2) at Ole Miss Rebels (3-4)
When: Saturday, October 29, 2016
Start Time: 7:15 PM ET
Where: Oxford, MS
Stadium: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Spread: Auburn -4
Moneyline: Auburn -175 vs Ole Miss +155
Game Total: 63
Watch: SEC Network
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Auburn vs Ole Miss
Bet on Auburn (-4) Because‚Ä¶
Auburn’s defense has been phenomenal in the last 5 Tiger games. Auburn held LSU to 13 points in an 18 to 13 win on Sept. 24. On Oct. 1, they held Louisiana-Monroe to 7 points in a 58 to 7 win. Then, on Oct. 8, Auburn beat up Mississippi State 38 to 14.
In their last game, Auburn handled Arkansas 56 to 3.Tigers were churning out 543 yards rushing against the Razorbacks. That’s the most ground yardage ever for an SEC team against an SEC opponent.
“When we get the tempo going, especially being able to tempo and downhill run, we are at our best,” Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said of the offensive explosion that saw the Tigers average 9.5 yards a carry.
Bet on Ole Miss (+4) Because‚Ä¶
Ole Miss is finally at home after 2 tough road tests. The Rebels battled Arkansas on the road on Oct. 15. Arkansas beat Ole Miss 30 to 34. On Oct. 22, Ole Miss battled LSU on the road. LSU thumped Ole Miss 38 to 21.
Ole Miss’ offense, meanwhile, seems to be running into a wall in the second half of recent outings. The SEC’s second-ranked scoring offense has scored 10 total points in the second half of losses to Arkansas and LSU — all of them coming in the fourth quarter against the Razorbacks — and mustered just 104 yards in the final two quarters against LSU.
“I wish I knew,” quarterback¬†Chad Kelly¬†said when asked what was behind the recent second-half struggles. “We’ve just to play harder and have the mental makeup that we’re going out to the second half to a team that’s going to make adjustments. We’ve got to execute better.”
Now the Rebels are at home this Saturday, they should be able to step it up enough to at least cover the spread, right?
Free Pick & Final Score Prediction
Wrong. The problem with Ole Miss is that the defense isn’t strong enough up front to stop the run. That’s a huge issue against Auburn. Ole Miss allows 227 rushing yards per game on average.
Auburn rushes for 303 yards per game on average. Since Ole Miss can’t stop the rush, and rushing is Auburn’s strength, it goes to reason that Auburn has the advantage in this battle.
But that’s not the only reason to like Auburn. The Tigers dominated Arkansas in their last. Arkansas is not a bad football team. At the time, Arkansas was ranked 17 in the nation.
I don’t believe that Ole Miss’s offense will be able to get more than 17 points against Auburn’s defense. I like Auburn to cover the 4-point Week 9 college football line.