10/23/08 Oddsmakers Favor West Virginia Over Auburn in Week 9 Print
Written by Anthony Rome   
Thursday, 23 October 2008 09:12

Thursday night football is back for another week as the West Virginia Mountaineers host the Auburn Tigers. Let's check out the odds, trends, over/under totals and hand out a prediction.

Bet Auburn at West Virginia

Kickoff: 7:50 PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book SBG Global have established West Virginia as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: 38

Public Betting:

Current public betting information shows that 55% of bettors favor Auburn +3.5 over West Virginia.

Top Betting Trends:

Auburn: 1-6 ATS this season

West Virginia: 19-7 Under off home conference win

Key Player Injuries

AUBURN

[WR] Philip Pierre-Louis is out for the season. - Knee - 09/02/08

[RB] John Douglas missed last game, %27?%27 - Knee - 09/28/08

[OL] Darrell Roseman expected to miss the remainder season - Shoulder - 10

[DB] Marcus Jemison is expected to miss entire season - Leg - 09/06/08

[CB] Jerraud Powers downgraded to expected to miss - Hamstring - 10/08/08

[CB] Aairon Savage expected to miss entire season - Knee - 08/07/08

[RB] Ben Tate is probable - Hamstring - 10/09/08

[WR] Chris Slaughter out indefinitely - Suspension - 09/07/08

[WR] Robert Dunn missed last game, upgraded to probable - Ankle - 10/04/08

[DE] Antonio Coleman left last game, %27?%27 - Leg - 10/05/08

[DT] Sen'Derrick Marks left last game, upgraded to probable - Ankle - 10/0

[DE] Michael Goggans left last game, upgraded to probable - Ankle - 10/09/

[DE] AJ Greene missed last game, %27?%27 - Hamstring - 10/05/08

[LB] Craig Stevens left last game, upgraded to probable - Toe - 10/09/08

[RB] Brad Lester left last game, upgraded to probable - Knee - 10/09/08

W VIRGINIA

[LB] Reed Williams out for season - Shoulder - 10/05/08

[RG] Josh Jenkins is expected to miss. - Knee - 10/08/08

[P] Pat Liebig missed last game, downgraded to doubtful. - Head - 10/08/08

[LB] Jim Lewis is expected to miss at least 5 weeks. - Foot - 10/01/08

(!) [QB] Pat White injured last game, probable - Head - 10/04/08

[RB] Zach Hulse out indefinitely - Shoulder - 09/16/08

Prediction:
This is a matchup of two teams that have fallen way short of their expectations in 2008. Pat White and WVU’s offense has struggled under first-year head coach Bill Stewart, averaging just 21.8 points per game against lined opponents compared to the 40 PPG they scored just a year ago. The Tigers have been a mess as well after hiring Tony Franklin to install the spread offense, only to fire him halfway through the season. White, who did not play against Syracuse two weeks ago, should return to the starting lineup to boost the Mountaineer offense, but it won’t matter. Not that Auburn has been great this year, but their defense is fast and aggressive and if motivated, should contain a hobbled White. Expect a low scoring contest, but we like the Tigers to win outright. We predict Auburn over West Virginia 17-16.

Bet Auburn at West Virginia

Did you like this article? Subscribe to our College Football news feed for the fastest updates delivered right to you - Click here to Subscribe

Posted: 10/23/08 2:13 PM

 

How To Bet Guides

Are you new to Sports Betting? If you are or, if you just want to try betting an unfamiliar sport, here are some guides to help you out!

How to Bet Baseball

How to Bet Basketball

How to Bet Golf

How to Bet NASCAR

Betting Moneylines

Betting Props

Betting Futures

Friends of TheSpread

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com