The Auburn Tigers were knocked for a loop by the LSU Tigers in last week’s Top 10 showdown. Now, as they look to regain their focus, they return to The Plains, and will welcome the Ole Miss Rebels for a nighttime encounter to begin the month of November.
Auburn is likely out of the SEC West race with their loss to LSU. Even if they run the table and beat the rival Alabama Crimson Tide at the end of the season, their chances of dethroning either to go to Atlanta is pretty much nonexistent. That being said, they can still play for a New Year’s Six bowl opportunity or, at the very least, a New Year’s Day bowl.
Plus, they’ll be looking to maintain their winning ways at home. They’re unbeaten so far in their three home games, and have been awfully dominant. They have a point differential of +90, and an average MOV of 30 points. Oh, and by the way: They’ll play every game at home the rest of the way too.
Ole Miss, meanwhile, has not fared well just about anywhere. They are losers of four of their last five as they go into this game on Saturday night, their lone win being a 31-6 trucking of the Vanderbilt Commodores last month. The only other SEC win of any kind that they have this season was against the lowly Arkansas Razorbacks back in September. The only real positive is that their last two losses haven’t been blowouts. They fell 38-27 to the Missouri Tigers two games ago and 24-17 to the Texas A&M Aggies last time around (which, if you’re keeping score at home, was a cover for the former and a one-point miss for the latter).
It will be key for Auburn to bounce back swiftly and avoid a worser fate. Ole Miss will have an upset on their minds as they go into Jordan-Hare, a place where they’ve won just twice in the 21st century (2003, 2015). Can they pull off the stunner? Time will tell.
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Spread: Auburn -19 is the consensus
Total: 53.5 is the consensus
Moneyline: Auburn -1200 | Ole Miss +750
Records ATS: Ole Miss (4-4) | Auburn (7-1)