Auburn vs. Ole Miss - 10/7/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Ole Miss Rebels (2-2) at Auburn Tigers (4-1)
College Football: Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Jordan-Hare Stadium)
The Line: Auburn Tigers -21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some SEC action on the gridiron on Saturday, as the Ole Miss Rebels face off against the #12 Auburn Tigers in week 6 college football action.
The Ole Miss Rebels will look to bounce back after dropping back-to-back games, including a 66-3 thumping at the hands of Alabama in their SEC conference opener, falling to 2-2 overall this season and 0-1 in SEC play. Shea Patterson threw for 165 yards and a pair of interceptions on 14 of 29 passing. Jordan Wilkins led the Rebels ground attack, racking up 101 yards rushing on 12 carries, while DaMarkus Lodge led Ole Miss with 72 yards receiving on a pair of receptions, while D.K. Metcalf and Van Jefferson each logged 3 receptions in the losing effort. Defensively, it was a frustrating outing for the Rebels, allowing 613 yards of total offense and 26 first downs, while being dominated in the time of possession battle, with Ole Miss holding the rock for just over 23 minutes in the losing effort.
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The #12 Auburn Tigers will look to keep the ball rolling after winning three straight games, including a 49-10 romp over then #24 ranked Mississippi State in their last outing to go to 4-1 overall this season and 2-0 in SEC play. Jarrett Stidham threw for 264 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 13 of 16 passing. Kerryon Johnson had another banner day, racking up 116 yards and 3 rushing TDs with his 23 carries. Malik Willis added a touchdown of his own on his lone carry, a 67-yard scamper for a score. Eli Stove led the team with a pair of receptions for a team-high 75 receiving yards, while Ryan Davis caught a team-high 6 balls for 32 yards and a touchdown and Wil Hastings’ lone reception went for a 47-yard touchdown. Defensively, the Tigers combined for a pair of sacks and a pair of interceptions, including a 37-yard pick-six from Javaris Davis, all while holding the Bulldogs to 351 yards of total offense and a 7 for 21 mark on 3rd down in the win.
Ole Miss is 1-10 ATS in their last 11 games overall and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 conference games while the under is 22-7-1 in their last 30 road games. Auburn is 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 conference games while the under is 8-2 in their last 10 games overall. Ole Miss is 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams.
As if we needed fewer reasons to trust the Rebels, they go out and put up a stinker. Granted, it was against Alabama, but Ole Miss had hung around with the Tide in years past and just didn’t show up last week. Can’t expect any different until I see otherwise, as the Rebels have struggled against the spread dating back to last season and have struggled to cover the number against the Tigers. Give me Auburn here in a rout.