Early SEC Battle
The Missouri Tigers and Auburn Tigers begin their SEC competition against one another, Both teams are already in panic mode, as their seasons may hinge on this outcome.
Despite last week’s devastating loss (41-12) at home to Penn State, Auburn is a seven-point favorite against Missouri. BETUS has placed the over-under at 51½ points.
Let’s check the latest NCAAF picks, stats, injury reports, and NCAAF odds for Missouri vs Auburn. We’ve plenty of NCAAF predictions for you to consider.
Lovett In the Air
The Missouri Tigers dominated Abilene Christian, 34-17, though failing to cover the 31½-point number. The offense wasn’t as lethal nor as well-balanced as was expected.
Missouri didn’t have any problems with their passing game. Wide receiver Dominic Lovett had seven receptions (132 yards, two touchdowns) on the day.
Missouri is the best SEC team in average yards returned per punt. They will need to get Auburn in fourth-down situations to take advantage of the field-position game.
Auburn’s Short Memory
Auburn will try to forget Penn State’s visit as soon as possible. It struggled to do anything against the Nittany Lions, so those 2½ points they received on the line were useless quickly.
The sportsbook did not see the one-sided game last week. The game covered the over, with no help from the Tigers.
Auburn’s not fared well of late facing top 25 teams. “The key is, really, how we handle the disappointment,” coach Bryan Harsin said after the loss.
Auburn can’t look that far past Missouri, since the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs are next.
Missouri vs Auburn Head-to-Head
The two teams have only met thrice, with Missouri winning the first contest in 1973 and Auburn winning the last two (2013 and 2017). The 2013 Auburn Tigers went on to go to the National Championship game against Florida State.
Missouri vs Auburn Game Information
- Game: Missouri (2-1) vs Auburn (2-1)
- Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
- Day/Time: Saturday, Sept. 24th, 12:00 p.m. ET
- Missouri vs Auburn Live Stream: ESPN
Missouri vs Auburn Betting Lines
Missouri vs Auburn Prediction
The best college football odds to take is Auburn +7. Auburn was on a roll before running into a much better Penn State team. Missouri’s nowhere near that level.
Do not expect some kind of blowout. Auburn is 0-3-0 in terms of college football spreads, so the line will be important to monitor when betting online.
Auburn is relying on what it knows, establishing the run early with running back Tank Bigsby, giving quarterback T.J. Finley fewer ‘mistake’ chances.