Auburn vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 10/1/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (1-2) at Auburn Tigers (2-2)
College Football: Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm (Jordan-Hare Stadium)
The Line: Auburn Tigers -34 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Auburn Tigers and the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks face off on Saturday in week 5 college football action.
The Auburn Tigers are 2-2 this season and they are coming off of a wild win at home over LSU. Auburn’s offense is averaging 24.5 points, 234.8 yards rushing, and 204 yards passing per game and they have turned the ball over 6 times. Tigers QB Sean White has completed 66 percent of his passes with 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Kerryon Johnson is Auburn’s top rusher with 371 yards and 4 touchdowns and Kamryn Pettway has 336 yards and 1 touchdown and Tony Stevens is the top receiver with 17 catches and 2 touchdowns and Marcus Davis has 13 catches. The Auburn defense is allowing 18.8 points and 385.2 yards per game with 1 interception, 2 fumble recoveries, and 8 sacks. Johnathan Ford leads Auburn’s defense with 28 tackles, Tray Mathews has 25 tackles, and Carl Lawson has 3 sacks. Auburn looks to be improved over their team last season but they are still not a contender to win the SEC.
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The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks are 1-2 this season and they are coming off of a bye last week. ULM’s offense is averaging 25.3 points, 156.7 rushing yards, and 254.3 passing yards per game while they have turned the ball over 5 times. Warhawks QB Garrett Smith is completing 58.4 percent of his passes with 6 touchdowns and 3 interceptions and he has rushed for 177 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ben Luckett is ULM’s top running abck with 157 yards and 1 touchdown and R.J. Turner has 12 receptions and a touchdown and Ajalen Holley has 10 catches. Defensively Louisiana-Monroe is allowing 34.3 points and 477.3 yards per game with 1 interception, 2 fumble recoveries, and 7 sacks. David Griffith leads the Warhawks defense with 28 tackles, Tre’ Hunter has 24 tackles, and Chase Day has 16.5 tackles. ULM’s lone win has come against FCS Southern and they appear to be in for a tough day here.
Auburn is 4-1 against the spread in their last 5 games, 7-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record, and 4-11 against the spread in their last 15 home games. Louisiana-Monroe is 5-0 against the spread in their last 5 games, 9-4-1 against the spread in their last 14 road games, and 6-2-1 against the spread in their last 9 games following a game that they covered the point spread.
Auburn is getting better but this is a ton of points so I will take them with ULM here.