Ole Miss vs. Auburn - 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 -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Ole Miss Rebels and the Auburn Tigers face off on Saturday in Oxford in a monster game in the SEC.
The Ole Miss Rebels are coming off of their first loss of the year as they fell to LSU but they feel that if they can win out they have a good chance to make the playoffs. Ole Miss played a tough physical game in Baton Rouge but in the end it was their defense that had led them all year that couldn’t stop the Tigers from driving 90 yards for a touchdown. QB Bo Wallace made a late mistake that took away any chance the Rebels had but for the season he has completed nearly 63 percent of his passes with 18 touchdowns and seven interceptions and he has led an offense that is averaging 31.9 points per game. Jaylen Walton leads the Ole Miss ground attack rushing for 376 yards and four touchdowns and Laquon Treadwell and Vince Sanders each have four receiving touchdowns. The Mississippi “Land Shark” defense allows just 10.5 points per game and have created 24 turnovers. Tony Conner has 47 tackles, Senquez Golson has eight interceptions, and Marquis Haynes has 6.5 sacks. I am not counting Ole Miss out of the championship just yet.
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The Auburn Tigers have one loss this season but have bounced back for it and are in position to go to the playoffs if they can win out; easier said than done. Auburn is hoping to avenge their loss in the championship game last year and Nick Marshall is once again leading the way with 11 touchdown passes and seven rushing touchdowns. Cameron Artis-Payne has 831 rushing yards and six touchdowns and D’haquille Williams has 34 catches and five touchdowns. The Auburn offense has been putting up 39.3 points per game and they are allowing 20.7 points per game and 362.4 yards. Johnathan Ford has 48 tackles, Jonathan Jones has five interceptions, and DaVonte Lambert has 3.5 sacks. Auburn has one of he tougher remaining schedules in the nation.
Ole Miss is 4-0-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 7-1-1 against the spread in their last nine games, and 5-2 against the spread following a game that that they didn’t cover the spread. Auburn is 10-2 against the spread in their last 12 SEC games, 12-3 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games. The home team has covered the spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.
This should be a good one and I believe Ole Miss will have some trouble stopping Auburn but I also believe Auburn will have more trouble stopping Ole Miss. In the big games I like to go for the better defense and Ole Miss has that and they are my pick.