Auburn at Mississippi State Pick and Preview
- Updated: September 13, 2008
#9 Auburn at Mississippi State
Saturday, 7:00 pm Eastern – ESPN 2
SBG Global Opening Line: Auburn – 10.5 , Total 38.5
Ninth-ranked Auburn begins the SEC part of their schedule on Saturday as they visit Mississippi State. The Tigers have played well in both of their games so far this season, winning 34-0 over Louisiana Monroe and 27-13 over Southern Mississippi. Quarterback Chris Todd has won the quarterback job and the team seems confident in his performances. “He’s done a good job all along,” Auburn offensive coordinator Tony Franklin said, “It’s not a one-game decision. It’s a decision based upon a cumulative amount of work. The result was a nice performance on Saturday.” Auburn will look for revenge on Saturday against the Bulldogs. Last year they lost 19-14 to Mississippi State after winning six straight against the Bulldogs in the series. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Auburn on the Road.
Mississippi State is looking to play well on Saturday after splitting their first two games. They lost to Louisiana Tech in their opener but bounced back to defeat Southeastern Louisiana last week. “I had questions on leadership, our discipline and the general character of this football team. All those questions were answered this week,” Bulldogs coach Sylvester Croom said. “We took some criticism but did not crumble under that pressure. That is a step forward for me to know how to deal with this team. We can move forward from here.”
Here is a look at the College Football betting stats for Saturday’s game. The Bulldogs are looking to defeat Auburn at home for the first time since 2000. The last time the two teams met in Starkville the Tigers won 34-0. The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Tigers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Tigers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 conference games. The Tigers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on grass. The Tigers are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games in September. The Tigers are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between the two teams. The favorite is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings and the road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
SBG Global Current Line: Auburn – 10 , Total 38.5
The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in September. The Bulldogs are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games on grass. The Bulldogs are 4-12 ATS in their last 16 home games.
The Under is 4-0 in the Tigers last 4 games overall. The Under is 4-1 in the Tigers last 5 games on grass. The Under is 7-2 in the Tigers last 9 conference games. The Under is 6-1 in the Bulldogs last 7 games overall. The Under is 4-1 in the Bulldogs last 5 home games.
Pick: Under 3units
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