Tennessee vs. Auburn Total Pick
A pair of struggling SEC teams will square off on Saturday when the Auburn Tigers host the Tennessee Volunteers at 12:00 p.m. ET. Will both offenses struggle, allowing bettors to cash the under?
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 13, 2018
Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama
Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetNow.eu, the Tigers are 15.5-point favorites to beat the Volunteers. The total, meanwhile, sits at 47.5 points. As of this writing, 68% of the public betting tickets wagered on this matchup are on the Tigers.
Auburn redshirt junior QB Jarrett Stidham completed 19-of-38 passes for 214 scoreless yards in Saturday's 23-9 loss to Mississippi State. Stidham's mediocrity -- that's being nice -- cost Auburn another game. This was his second game without a touchdown and he has yet to pass for over 275 yards this season, and the redshirt junior is now averaging just 196 passing yards and 0.83 touchdowns per game through six games. There's no way any NFL team is taking Stidham serious as a first-round prospect anymore, but he will try to turn things around next week against Tennessee.
Tennessee redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Guarantano completed 13-of-21 passes for 143 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 38-12 loss to Georgia. Guarantano played a good game with all things considered. The redshirt sophomore was playing through a knee injury that forced him out of last week's game, but he was also playing the nation's No. 9 scoring defense on the road. Despite all this, the Volunteers were able to hang around in the second half before a couple late Georgia scores. Tennessee (2-3) has a lot to work on during the bye week before returning to game action at Auburn on October 13th, but today's game went better than expected.
The over is 8-3 in the Volunteers’ last 11 road games and is 5-2 in their last seven conference matchups.
The Tigers are 4-0 in the Tigers’ last four games overall but the under is 5-0 in their last five conference games.
If Stidham were playing better then perhaps the low total would be attractive to over bettors but there’s not much to like about either of these offenses. Auburn has regressed significantly on that side of the ball and while Guarantano has had some okay moments, he’s had to have a great game against quality competition.
College Football Prediction: Tennessee/Auburn under 47.5