Red Wolves take on Tigers in Week 2 contest
Arkansas State Red Wolves vs Auburn Tigers Odds
Arkansas State travels to Auburn on Saturday, hoping to boost its 1-0 mark in Week 2 action with a victory over the Tigers.
They will face the 1-0 Red Wolves, who own a 1-0 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 0-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Red Wolves are 1-0 favoring the OVER.
Betting Line: Fans backing the Tigers here saw them open at 5Dimes as 7.5-point favorites in this college football clash. (Check back shortly for opening totals at sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark as none was available at the time this preview was written.)
Power Rankings / Prediction: The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 104 and the Red Wolves sitting at No. 44. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 83-39 result in favor of the Red Wolves this week.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Auburn's No. 54-ranked offense, averaging 31 PPG, against a Red Wolves defense that ranks No. 28 this week at 11 PPG. The Tigers aerial game is averaging 99 yards per game, less than the Red Wolves secondary allows through the air, 161 YPG per game.
Last time out for Arkansas State, they were a 62-11 winner as they battled Ark.-Pine Bluff at home. Arkansas State covered in the match as a 39-point favorite, while 73 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. David Oku ran through the Ark.-Pine Bluff defense for 124 yards in Arkansas State's last game, handing the Golden Lions a 62-11 setback on Saturday at Liberty Bank Stadium.
Auburn was a 31-24 winner in their most recent outing at home against Washington State. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites, while the total score (55) made winners of UNDER bettors. Corey Grant ran through the Washington State defense for 146 yards in Auburn's last game, handing the Cougars a 31-24 setback on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Arkansas State Red Wolves Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on grass are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 8-2
A few Red Wolves at Tigers trends to consider:
Arkansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Arkansas State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Arkansas State's last 16 games on the road
Auburn is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home
Auburn is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Auburn is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
Auburn is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
Arkansas State home to Troy, Thursday, September 12
Auburn home to Mississippi State, Saturday, September 14