Tigers visit Commodores in Week 8 battle

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Oct 20, 12:21 PM | Grass of Vanderbilt Stadium

Auburn Tigers vs Vanderbilt Commodores Odds

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The Tigers will be looking to pick up a win and cover the spread when they take on the Commodores in Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday in Week 8 action.

They will face the 1-5 Tigers, who own a 1-5 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Commodores are 2-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Tigers are 2-4 favoring the OVER.

View Auburn vs Vanderbilt Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Vanderbilt were sitting as 8-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was 44.5 Friday at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Commodores sit at No. 34 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Tigers are at No. 104 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Commodores will win this game 20-11.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Vanderbilt's No. 108-ranked offense (20.5 PPG) against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 66 at 26.5 PPG. The Commodores passing attack has averaged 216.7 yards per game, less than the Tigers give up through the air (225.2 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Tigers own the league's No. 77-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 183 yards per game when on the road. Vanderbilt, on the other hand, rates No. 40 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Auburn was a 41-20 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (61) made winners of OVER bettors. Auburn didn’t make much of a game of it last time out, losing to the Rebels as Mississippi blasted them 41-20 in Week 7 action.

Last time out for Vanderbilt, they were a 31-17 loser as they battled Florida at home. Vanderbilt failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog, while 48 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. In their last gridiron battle, Jordan Matthews did much of the damage, producing 131 receiving yards but Vanderbilt managed to defeat the Commodores 31-17 at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing in October are 6-4
When playing on grass are 4-6
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 2-8

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing in October are 3-7
When playing on grass are 3-7
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing within the conference are 2-8

A few Tigers at Commodores trends to consider:
Auburn is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Vanderbilt
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Auburn's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Auburn's last 6 games on the road
Auburn is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Vanderbilt is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Auburn
Vanderbilt is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games at home
Vanderbilt is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Vanderbilt is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Auburn

Next up:
Auburn home to Texas A&M, Saturday, October 27
Vanderbilt home to Massachusetts, Saturday, October 27

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