Bama Vs Auburn Iron Bowl Spread & ATS Pick

Week 6 NCAAF Betting Lines – SEC Showdown Features LSU vs Auburn 

The LSU Tigers will try to hand the Auburn Tigers their first loss of the season when the two longtime SEC rivals square off on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

This will be the 48th Tiger Bowl between LSU & Auburn and this week 6 NCAAF betting lines matchup could not have bigger implications, as both teams look to secure solid footing in the SEC before season-defining stretches.

No. 5 Auburn is on the hunt to repeat as SEC champs and snap a three-game losing streak to LSU, the only team to upend Gus Malzahn’s team a season ago.

No. 15 LSU at No. 5 Auburn 
When: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Kickoff: 7:00 PM ET
Where: Jordan Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama
Spread: Auburn -9
Total: 56
TV: ESPN

Tiger Bowl Week 6 NCAAF Betting Lines Preview:

LSU (4-1 SU, 4-1 ATS) is coming off an emphatic 63-7 Week 5 win over New Mexico State that saw them cover the spread as an insane 43-point favorite.

LSU has looked even more explosive than they did early in the season with freshman quarterback Brandon Harris taking over. Harris completed 11 of 14 passes for 178 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions while leading LSU to touchdowns on all seven possessions he played against New Mexico State.

Harris has led the Tigers on touchdown drives on nine of his last 10 possessions since taking over for former starter Anthony Jennings against the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Week 4. Jennings completed just two of five pass attempts for 11 yards on Saturday while throwing two interceptions and losing a fumble.

"It stands to reason that (Harris) will get the first snaps in the next game," Miles said. "He has done the things we have asked him to do. He has made quality decisions with the ball."

Jennings has completed a pitiful 50.6 percent of his passes (42 of 83) for 734 yards and five touchdowns with three interceptions this season while Harris has completed 73.3 percent (22 of 30) of his passes for 394 yards and six touchdowns with only one interception.

"Harris has some ad-lib to his game which is very, very positive," Miles said. "He is really fast and can really throw the ball. He can extend a play so really good things can happen."

Auburn (4-0 SU, 2-2 ATS) is coming off 45-17 win over Louisiana Tech the last time out as a 32.5-point favorite and has won a dozen consecutive games at home.

Senior quarterback Nick Marshall completed 10 of 17 passes for 166 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to victory. Marshall however has completed just 56.2 percent of his passes on the season.

Defensively, the Tigers are giving up an average of just 16.2 points per game (15th), but they’ve also been burned in the passing attack as they give up a whopping 222.5 yards per game. However, the Tigers have gotten nine takeaways to limit the damage. 

"I think we’re in a good spot," Malzahn said. "We’ve got to keep improving. We did that last year. That’s hard to do. Very few teams can do that, and that’s our challenge."

If injuries are Auburn’s big question mark coming into this game, LSU’s is the quarterback position.

Game Analysis: The LSU Tigers may have slipped up in their 34-29 Week 4 loss to Mississippi State, but I like them to give Auburn all they can handle and then some, particularly seeing as how Auburn had their own slip up in their narrow 20-14 Week 4 win over Kansas State.

LSU averages 41.4 points per game compared to Auburn’s 42.3 points per contest, but it is their defense that I think will lead LSU to the easy ATS cover in this one. LSU is allowing 13.0 points per game compared to the 16.3 points per game that Auburn allows.

LSU is 4-1 ATS in their last five games and has won three straight against Auburn and I like them to cover the spread at the very least.

My Pick: LSU +8 Points

NCAAF – LSU vs Auburn
The LSU Tigers will try to hand the Auburn Tigers their first loss of the season when the two longtime SEC rivals square off on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Starts: 10/04/2014 7:00PM
Jordan Hare Stadium
Auburn, Alabama
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