Ole Miss and Auburn Meet in SEC’s NCAAF Betting Clash

Posted by Aaron . on October 28, 2015 in

For those who thought that the Ole Miss Rebels would pack it in after falling to Memphis in non-conference action two weeks ago, that quickly evaporated when Ole Miss smothered Texas A&M in an SEC tilt by the score of 23-3. Week 9 features Ole Miss and the Auburn Tigers. Auburn took Arkansas to four overtimes, falling 54-46. It’s worth asking whether the Tigers will catch Ole Miss napping in this conference tilt.

Ole Miss Rebels vs Auburn Tigers Game Preview

Date/Time: Saturday, October 31, 12:00 PM
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama
TV: ESPN
NCAAF Betting Odds: Mississippi -7

Chad Kelly did throw three interceptions for Ole Miss against Texas A&M, but he also added two touchdowns along with 214 yards. Laquon Treadwell led all Rebel receivers with 102 yards and a touchdown, but six different receivers recorded catches on the game. Kelly should be able to find Treadwell wherever he wants him this time. Auburn ranks #11 in the 14-team SEC in pass defense, permitting 228.5 yards per game. Kelly leads the SEC with 309.4 yards per game and with 16 touchdown passes. The Rebels’ running game could feast on Auburn too.

Ole Miss 2015

Jaylen Walton is the Rebels’ leading tailback with 428 yards on 80 carries, with three touchdowns. The Tigers permit about 200 yards per game on the ground and have surrendered 18 rushing touchdowns. On defense, the Rebels will need to find a way to stop Auburn’s rushing offense. Auburn is run-heavy – but Ole Miss has only permitted four rushing touchdowns in eight games in 2015. Ole Miss is 5-3 against the spread this year.

Tailback Peyton Barber almost took Auburn to victory by himself last week, scoring four touchdowns and piling up1 20 yards on 37 carries in the quadruple overtime loss to the Razorbacks. He has five games of 100 yards or more, as Auburn has leaned on the running game. However, quarterback Sean White showed some promise last week, as he went 19 for 32 with 254 yards. White is now 2-2 in the starting role, having led the Tigers to victories over San Jose State and Kentucky before losing to Arkansas.

Ole Miss vs Auburn

Betting Trends

  • Mississippi is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Mississippi’s last 5 games
  • Mississippi is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Mississippi is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Auburn is 1-11 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Auburn is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Auburn is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Auburn’s last 6 games at home

His favorite target is wideout Ricardo Louis, who has 13 receptions for 233 yards over the past two contests. Auburn could win this game in the air, as Ole Miss has shown some vulnerability in the passing game. In fact, they are down in the dregs of the SEC, permitting 13 touchdowns in eight games and 217 yards per game. However, they are opportunistic, having grabbed 11 interceptions. White has completed 66.2 percent of his passes this year, and he has only thrown one pick. The Tigers could get to Chad Kelly, who has been sacked 14 times this season. Cassanova McKinzy leads Auburn with three sacks this year. Over its last five home contests against Ole Miss, Auburn is 5-0 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.