Georgia Southern vs. Auburn Pick
Can Georgia Southern hang with Auburn this Saturday night when the Eagles visit the Tigers at 7:30PM ET?
Who: Georgia Southern (0-0) vs. Auburn (0-0)
What: College Football Week 1
When: Saturday, September 2, 7:30PM ET
Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Tigers are 34-point home favorites to knock off the Eagles. As for the total, the number currently sits at 59.5 points.
Auburn hit the board as a 36-point home favorite, but the line has been bet down by two full points at most sports books. The biggest movement, however, has been with the total. That opened at 52 and was bet all the way up to 59.5.
Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?
Public bettors are currently siding with the road underdog, which is surprising given the pre-season hype surrounding Auburn. Of the current wagers placed on Saturday's matchup, 56% of tickets are on Georgia Southern.
OUR PREDICTION: The Eagles are a perfect 5-0 against the spread in their last five games versus the SEC, have covered in 12 of their last 17 non-conference games, and are 9-4 against the number in their last 13 games played in September. On the other side, the Tigers have struggled out of the gates under Gus Malzahn, failing to cover in seven out of their last 10 games in September. The Tigers are lined up to have a great season, but this is a big opening number and I like the dogs here.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PICKS: GEORGIA SOUTHERN EAGLES +34