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Tiger Battle: Auburn Faces Clemson

Call it a Cat Fight in the South, call it the Battle of the Tigers, call it whatever you want.

A pâir of 2-0 teams lock up Saturday with Auburn holding a 3-0 SU mark since 1997. But the home team has never covered the spread and the underdog has always covered, putting Auburn in a good trend spot as the 4-point road pup.

View Auburn vs Clemson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Sportsbooks opened the Clemson Tigers as 4-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. The total has settled in around 61 at online sportsbook TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Tigers - Tigers odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to power ranks. Clemson is rated No. 87 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Tigers sit at No. 80. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 51-40 win for the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Clemson's #36-ranked offense (39 PPG) against a Tigers defense that ranks #103 at 36 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 266 yards per game, more than the Tigers give up through the air (209.5 YPG on average).

Auburn won its last outing, a 41-34 result against Mississippi State on September 10. Auburn covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog, while the 75 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Clemson won its last outing, a 35-27 result against Wofford on September 10. Clemson failed to cover in that game as a 25-point favorite, while the 62 combined points took the game OVER the total.

Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 10-0
When playing on grass are 10-0
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 10-0

Clemson Tigers Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

 

A few Auburn at Clemson trends to consider:

Auburn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Auburn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Auburn's last 6 games
Clemson is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Clemson's last 11 games
Clemson is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Auburn home to Florida Atlantic, Saturday, September 24
Clemson home to Florida State, Saturday, September 24

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