Auburn vs. Missouri Prediction
Will Missouri hang with Auburn tonight when the two SEC opponents meet in Columbia at 7:30PM ET?
Who: Auburn (2-1) at Missouri (1-2)
When: 7:30PM ET, Saturday, September 23
Where: Faurot Field, Columbia, MO
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Auburn is now a 17.5-point road favorite to beat Missouri after opening as an 18.5-point favorite. As for the total, the number hit the board at 55 but has jumped all the way up to 60.5.
Auburn Betting Trends
The Tigers are 4-0 against the spread in their last four games when facing a team with a losing record and have covered in five of their last seven conference games. That said, they're just 0-3-1 at the betting window in their last four games overall and are 3-9-1 against the number in their last 13 games played in the month of September.
Missouri Betting Trends
The Tigers have failed to cover in nine of their last 11 games dating back to last season, are 3-10 against the number in their last 13 conference games, and are 2-5 at the betting window in their last seven home games. Still, they're 7-3 against the number in their last 10 games following a double-digit loss at home.
OUR PREDICTION: Even though the team has a win in 2017, Missouri has been a small disaster this season. The Tigers surrendered 40-plus points in their opener versus FCS foe Missouri State, then was trounced at home in back-to-back losses to South Carolina and Purdue. Quarterback Drew Lock lights up non-Power 5 opponents but struggles against the big boys, which is problematic tonight against Auburn's defense. The other Tigers have not got rolling yet under Gus Malzahn, but that should change tonight against Missouri's sieve-like defense.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 4 PREDICTION: AUBURN TIGERS -17.5