15* SEC GAME OF THE DAY on Auburn +7.5
Mississippi vs. Auburn,
01/26/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 63 - 61
Point Spread: +7½/-110 Auburn
The Ole Miss Rebels are one of the most overrated teams in the country this season. They are off to a 16-2 start, which has caught the attention of oddsmakers and the betting public. They should not be laying 7.5 points on the road to the Auburn Tigers Saturday.
Ole Miss has done most of its damage at home this season, but it has just been so-so on the road. The Rebels have road losses to Middle Tennessee State and Indiana State. They also needed overtime to win at Vanderbilt as an 8-point favorite, won at Loyola-Marymount 73-70 as a 9.5-point favorite, and won against San Francisco 85-78 as an 8.5-point favorite in their other three road games.
Auburn comes in undervalued off three straight losses with two on the road to Arkansas and Vanderbilt, as well as a home loss to Kentucky. It will certainly be hungry for a victory to put an end to this skid. Remember, this is the same team that had won three straight against FSU, LSU and South Carolina before this skid.
Auburn is 11-1 ATS after a game - attempting 20+ less free throws than opponent since 1997. The Tigers are 9-1 ATS after 3 or more consecutive losses over the last 3 seasons.
The Tigers are 7-0 ATS off 3 straight losses against conference rivals over the last 3 seasons. The home team is 6-0 SU in the last 6 meetings. The Tigers are 7-0-1 ATS in their last 8 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600. These three trends combine for a 20-0 system backing the Tigers. Bet Auburn Saturday.