Auburn at Ole Miss - 11/1/14 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (6-1) at Mississippi Rebels (7-1)
College Football: Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Vaught-Hemingway Stadium)
The Line: Mississippi Rebels -1.5 -- Over/Under: 51 See the Latest Odds
The Auburn Tigers and Ole Miss Rebels will play Saturday night at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium.
The Auburn Tigers look to avoid losing to both Mississippi schools and remain in the SEC hunt. Auburn lives and dies with its ground game that’s averaging six yards per carry and has produced 16 running plays of 20 or more yards. Cameron Artis-Payne and Nick Marshall have combined for more than 1,400 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns. Auburn has won 20 straight games when rushing for 250 or more yards. Marshall is completing 58.3 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and three interceptions. Marshall has six total touchdowns and two picks in his last two games. D'haquille Williams and Sammie Coates have combined for more than 700 receiving yards and six touchdowns. C.J. Uzomah has also hauled in a touchdown in two of his last three games. Defensively, the Auburn Tigers are allowing 20.7 points, 362.4 yards, and they’ve forced 16 turnovers and 12 sacks. Johnathan Ford leads Auburn with 48 tackles and Cassanova McKinzy has 6.5 tackles for loss.
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The Ole Miss Rebels look to shake their loss to the LSU Tigers and remain in the playoff conversation. Ole Miss is carried by a defense that’s allowing 10.5 points, 305 yards, and has forced 24 turnovers and 18 sacks. Including last year’s bowl game, Ole Miss has allowed 20 or less points in 10 straight games. Tony Conner leads Ole Miss with 47 tackles and Marquis Haynes has 6.5 sacks. Offensively, Bo Wallace is completing 62.4 percent of his passes for 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions. Wallace has three touchdowns and one pick in his last two games. Laquon Treadwell and Vince Sanders have combined for close to 1,000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns, as Ole Miss has produced 23 passing plays of 25 yards. Ole Miss is averaging 3.9 rushing yards per carry and Jaylen Walton has 376 yards and four touchdowns.
The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games in November and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Rebels are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 7-1-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The home team is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 meetings.
Simply put, Ole Miss is the better team in this matchup and has the lights out defense that can slow down Auburn’s rushing attack. Auburn could also easily be 0-2 on the road this season if Kansas State was able to capitalize on a few plays. With the Rebels knowing that they’re still in the playoff hunt despite falling apart against LSU, you’re going to get Mississippi's best performance in this game. Auburn will lose again.