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Auburn vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks (4-5) at Auburn Tigers (8-2)

College Football: Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm (Jordan-Hare Stadium)

The Line: Auburn Tigers -35.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

We have some non-conference action on the gridiron as the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks square off against the Auburn Tigers on Saturday afternoon.

The Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks will look to pull off the upset for a 2nd week in a row after taking down Appalachian State by a final score of 52-45 in their last outing to improve to 4-5 this season. Caleb Evans threw for 356 yardsm 3 touchdowns and an interception on 24 of 32 passing, while also rushing for a pair of touchdowns with 47 rushing yards on 9 carries. Derrick Gore led ULM with 18 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown as well in the win. RJ Turner caught a team-high 6 passes for 134 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Brian Williams added 6 catches of his own for 66 yards and Marcus Green added 4 receptions for 62 yards and a touchdown as well. On defense, the Warhawks combined for 3 sacks but still gave up 508 yards of total offense and 25 first downs in the shootout win.

Auburn vs. Louisiana-Monroe - 11/18/17 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Auburn Tigers will look to keep their momentum going after their biggest win of the season, a 40-17 victory over then top-ranked Georgia to improve to 8-2 this season, including a 6-1 record in the SEC to keep pace with Alabama. Jarrett Stidham threw for 214 yards and 3 touchdowns on 16 of 23 passing, while rushing for a 4th score as Kerryon Johnson racked up 167 yards on 32 carries. Johnson also added a receiving touchdown with 66 yards and a pair of receptions out of the backfield. Ryan Davis recorded a team-high 4 catches for 55 yards and a touchdown, while Darius Slayton added a TD grab of his own as well. The Tigers defense was phenomenal, completely shutting down the Georgia offense, combining for 4 sacks and a forced fumble that the Tigers also recovered, all while holding the Bulldogs to 230 yards of total offense and just 46 rushing yards by the end of the game.

Louisiana-Monroe is 7-1 ATS in their last 8 road games against a team with a winning home record and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games following a win. Auburn is 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games against a team with a losing record and 6-2-2 ATS in their last 10 home games while the over is 7-0 in their last 7 games overall. ULM is 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.

Here’s where my dilemma lies. You have Auburn who could be primed for a letdown after an emotional win over Georgia, possibly looking ahead to next week’s game against Alabama which is, for all intents and purposes, for a spot in the SEC championship game. However, Auburn is 9-0 all time against ULM, and if you take away the 3-point win from 2012, 5 of Auburn’s last 6 wins in this series have been by a combined score of 248-17. Ouch. I’ll lay the points with Auburn here in the hopes that they use this game as a tune-up for Bama next weekend.

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