Tennessee Volunteers vs. Auburn Tigers Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/9/13
Auburn Tigers (8-1) at Tennessee Volunteers (4-5)
NCAAF Football: Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 12:00 pm (Neyland Stadium)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers +7.5 -- Over/Under: 55 See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Auburn Tigers face off on Saturday in Knoxville in a SEC college football matchup.
The Tennessee Volunteers are in year one of their rebuilding project under Butch Jones but they are also a game under .500 with three games left to play in the regular season. The Tennessee offense is averaging 25.1 points and 359.1 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 18 times. Justin Worley has completed 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,239 yards with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. Rajeon Neal as rushed fir 771 yards and nine touchdowns and he has 19 catches and Marlin Lane averages 5.8 yards per carry with four touchdowns. Alton Howard leads the UT receivers with 36 catches and three touchdowns and Marquez North has 32 catches and a touchdown. The Tennessee defense allows 29.4 points and 429.3 yards per game with 12 interceptions, six fumble recoveries, and 12 sacks. A.J Johnson has 76 tackles, Brian Randolph has 53 tackles, and Dontavious Sapp has 52 tackles. Tennessee needs to go at least 2-1 in their final three games if they want to be bowl eligible.
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The Auburn Tigers are one of the most improved teams in college football and they look to play out their season just as string as they have played the first three quarters. Auburn averages 36.8 points and 494.9 yards per game and they have turned the ball over 13 times. Nick Marshall has completed 59.2 percent of his passes for 1,266 yards with seven touchdowns and four interceptions and he has rushed for 520 yards and five touchdowns. Tre Mason has gained 921 rushing yards and he has 13 rushing touchdowns and he has nine receptions and Cameron Artis-Payne as rushed for 515 yards with five touchdowns. Sammie Coates has 24 catches and five touchdowns and Marcus Davis and Ricardo Louis have 19 catches each. Auburn allows 20.1 points and 398.9 yards per game with 10 interceptions, five fumble recoveries, and 21 sacks. Chris Davis has 43 tackles, Jonathon Mincy has 41 tackles, and Dee Ford has 7.0 sacks. Auburn had just two interceptions last season.
Tennessee is 4-1 against the spread following a game in which they didn’t cover the point spread, 5-13-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 7-19-1 against the spread in their last 27 home games against a team with a winning road record. The underdog has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
I expect for Tennessee to try and keep the ball on the ground to control the game but eventually they will have to open it up and this could be a shootout so my free pick is on the over. I also have a pick on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick n the Premium Area as well as on the App
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