Auburn vs. Ole Miss Week 8 Prediction
SEC foes meet in Oxford on Saturday where 1-3 Ole Miss hosts 2-2 Auburn at 12:00 p.m. ET. As of this writing, the total sits at 68.5 and the Rebels are a 3-point home dog. What’s the best play for bettors based on the trends between these two teams?
353 Auburn Tigers (-3) at 354 Ole Miss Rebels (+3); o/u 68.5
Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, OxFord, MS
12:00 p.m. ET, Saturday, October 24, 2020
TV: SEC Network
Auburn Tigers Game Notes
Auburn sophomore QB Bo Nix completed just 24-of-47 passes for 272 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions in a 30-22 loss on Saturday to South Carolina. Nix also ran for 69 yards. This Auburn offense may not be completely broken, but boy does it need fixing. Nix (6'2/207) has been erratic, with wavering accuracy and a glitchy decision-making process. To be fair, his offensive line has been terrible, often giving Nix little time go through his progressions. That offensive line has also given Nix happy feet. The 2-2 Tigers badly need a get-right performance next time around against Ole Miss. The Rebels' defense is terrible, so Nix will at least have a chance to get back on track.
Ole Miss Rebels Game Notes
Ole Miss HC Lane Kiffin said on Monday that the number of active COVID-19 cases within the team have increased in the three days since the Rebels' loss at Arkansas. This isn't a good situation for either Ole Miss or Arkansas, as one of the questions that scientists and medical professionals have attempted to answer re: COVID-19 is how long incubation periods can last for. Ole Miss was down two defensive starters (Tariqious Tisdale and Jakorey Hawkins) for Saturday's game, and the roster could be even more depleted due to both more positive tests and contact tracing protocols. And on Monday Kiffin voiced his frustrations with the inconsistent way in which contact tracing is being handled. "Schools have different rules of saying 'Oh, I think you were around that guy' or 'No you weren't.' I think in some cases School A is going to play a guy where in the exact same situation School B doesn't. And that's really frustrating," Kiffin said. Ole Miss is scheduled to host Auburn this weekend.
Auburn vs. Ole Miss Betting Prediction
The Tigers covered the spread in four of their last five trips to Oxford and are 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven meetings with the Rebels overall. The road team is also 3-0-1 against the number in the last four meetings between these two teams while the Tigers have covered the spread in 16 of their last 22 games when facing a team with a losing record. Auburn has also covered in 11 of its last 16 games when favored. On the other side, the Rebels are just 6-14 at the betting window in their last 20 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game and 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 games as a home underdog.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 BETTING PREDICTION: AUBURN TIGERS -3