Tigers host Bulldogs in Week 3 action
Mississippi State Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers Odds
Jordan-Hare Stadium features a battle between the host Auburn Tigers and the visiting Mississippi State Bulldogs in betting action Saturday.
The Tigers sport records of 2-0 and 1-1 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Bulldogs sit at 1-1 and 1-1 ATS on the season. The over under records are 0-2 for the Tigers and 1-1 for the Bulldogs.
Betting Line: Auburn were sitting as 6-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 69-rated Tigers and the No. 12-rated Bulldogs in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 41-36 win for the Tigers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Auburn's No. 50-ranked offense, averaging 34.5 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense that ranks No. 27 this week at 14 PPG. The Tigers aerial game is averaging 133 yards per game, less than the Bulldogs secondary allows through the air, 140.5 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Bulldogs feature the league's No. 66-rated road run defense, allowing 286 yards per game. Auburn, meanwhile, ranks No. 15 in rushing offense at home.
Mississippi State was a 51-7 winner in their most recent outing at home against Alcorn State. They covered the 41.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (58) made winners of OVER bettors. Alcorn State didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Bulldogs as Mississippi State blasted them 51-7 in Week 2 action.
Auburn was a 38-9 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas State. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (47) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, Auburn got a 102-yard performance from Cameron Artis-Payne as a key part of its 38-9 win over Arkansas State.
Mississippi State Bulldogs Trends:
When playing in September are 8-2
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 5-5
Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 0-10
A few Bulldogs at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Mississippi State's last 8 games when playing Auburn
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Mississippi State's last 6 games
Mississippi State is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Auburn
Mississippi State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Auburn is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing Mississippi State
Auburn is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Mississippi State
Auburn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Auburn's last 8 games when playing Mississippi State
Mississippi State home to Troy, Saturday, September 21
Auburn at LSU, Saturday, September 21