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Auburn Has Been an Awful Spread Play

Auburn NCAA Football

Auburn had playoff aspirations to start the season, but instead they faltered to a 6-6 record and a trip to the Birmingham Bowl against the surprise powerhouse that is Memphis. The Tigers have been a pit for money, as they are a horrible 2-14-1 ATS in their last 17 games.

Shark Bites
  • Memphis is 1-7 ATS in their past eight games against the SEC.
  • Auburn is 6-0 SU in their last six games in December.
  • Paxton Lynch is coming off a performance where he threw for seven touchdowns in nine completions.

Auburn’s offense was a complete mess this season with quarterbacks combining for 10 passing touchdowns and nine interceptions. The only consistent threat offensively has been Peyton Barber, who has used his bruising frame to tally 13 touchdowns this season.

Paxton Lynch has arguably been the best quarterback in the nation this season, and already has pundits talking about how well he could look in a Cleveland Browns jersey. Lynch has completed 69 percent of his passes while tossing 28 touchdowns and only three interceptions.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 2.5 for the Memphis Tigers . NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Tigers to win this game on Wednesday 38-28. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Auburn Tigers vs Memphis Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Auburn Tigers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 2-9-1 ATS against the spread this season, while the Memphis Tigers are 5-5-1 ATS. Auburn is 5-7 on the over under betting totals; Memphis is 6-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Memphis vs Auburn injuries news.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Memphis Tigers rated this week at No. 16 and the Auburn Tigers sitting at No. 76.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Memphis's No. 7-ranked offense, averaging 42.67 PPG, against a Auburn defense that ranks No. 69 this week at 27.33 PPG. The Memphis aerial game is averaging 324.25 yards per game, more than the Auburn Tigers secondary allows through the air, 232.17 YPG per game.

In comparing defenses, the Auburn Tigers own the league's No. 106-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 232 yards per game when on the road. Memphis, on the other hand, rates No. 59 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Tigers suffered a Week 13 loss against Alabama in their last game, falling 29-13 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

MemphisÆs defense kept the Mustangs off the scoreboard last time out in a 63-0 win at Liberty Bowl.