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Auburn Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers Betting Preview

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After going 3-9 last year the Auburn Tigers are back, and still in the running in the SEC West. Auburn's 8-1 SU and a moneymaking 7-2 ATS on the season.

The Tigers will try to keep that train rolling when they visit Knoxville to take on 4-5 Tennessee Saturday afternoon.

Auburn has won five in a row since losing at LSU back in September, averaging 44 points per game in the process.

The Volunteers, meanwhile, since upsetting South Carolina, have lost to Alabama and Missouri by a combined score of 76-13.

The Tigers have won five in a row in this series, although the teams haven't met since 2009.

As of early this week Auburn was favored by seven points over the Vols.

They battle the Tigers, currently with a 8-1 mark (7-2 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 5-3-1 for the Volunteers and 4-5 for the Tigers.

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Sportsbooks such as TopBet had the Volunteers pegged as 7.5-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly at Bovada.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Volunteers rated this week at No. 88 and the Tigers sitting at No. 70. It may or may not play a role in OddsShark score prediction models that turned out a 41-22 result in favor of the Tigers this week.

Auburn was a 35-17 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (52) made winners of UNDER bettors. In their last game, Auburn got a 168-yard performance from Tre Mason as a key part of its 35-17 win over Arkansas. Tennessee was hammered in its last outing, as Missouri ran up a 31-3 score against them at Memorial Stadium.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Tennessee's No. 89-ranked offense, averaging 25.11 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 22 this week at 20.11 PPG. The Volunteers aerial game is averaging 177.67 yards per game, less than the Tigers secondary allows through the air, 249.78 YPG per game.

Defensively, the Tigers feature the league's No. 82-rated road run defense, allowing 194.33 yards per game. Tennessee, meanwhile, ranks No. 28 in rushing offense at home.

A few Tigers at Volunteers trends to consider:
Auburn is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Auburn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Auburn's last 6 games
Auburn is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Tennessee is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Tennessee's last 19 games
Tennessee is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Tennessee is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Auburn at Georgia, Saturday, November 16th
Tennessee at Vanderbilt, Saturday, November 23rd