Pick Road Dog Auburn vs. Ole Miss SEC College Football Betting

Jeff Grant

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:40 PM UTC

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 1:40 PM UTC

Auburn has scored early and often versus SEC opponents dating back to last year, which makes it an attractive college football underdog pick versus Ole Miss.

Back in the Win Column
Auburn bounced back from its first loss since the 2014 BCS Championship Game, as it came away with a 42-35 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks as 18.5-point home favorites last Saturday, while winning the statistical battle for the sixth time in seven affairs.

The Tigers are one of four FBS teams that have scored at least 20 points in every game since the beginning of the 2013 campaign, which can’t be ignored when looking over the college football odds, as they join the Florida State Seminoles, Marshall Thundering Herd and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Over the last two-plus seasons, the team is 7-7 SU and 9-5 ATS versus teams with a winning record, with the OVER going 8-6 in that situation.


Getting Defensive
Ole Miss is the only school in the country that hasn’t allowed an opponent to score more than 20 points, which is a significant statistic to consider when formulating a college football pick, as it looks to rebound from a 10-7 defeat to the LSU Tigers as four-point road favorites.

The Rebels boast the nation’s longest streak of consecutive games forcing at least one turnover at 31, while the Tigers have outscored their first seven foes 64-28 in points off miscues in 2014.

Since the start of the 2012 campaign, the program is 16-4 SU and 14-6 ATS as favorites, with the UNDER going 10-8-2 in those 20 opportunities.


Pushing the Tempo
The Tigers have scored an offensive touchdown in 42 of their last 46 quarters against Southeastern Conference opponents, while they’ve averaged 39.4 points and 499.8 yards of total offense in 21 games under Gus Malzahn as head coach.

With the college football oddsmakers expecting a close game, it’s important to point out that Malzahn is 11-1 SU in one-score contests as a head coach.


Will Wallace Rebound?
Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace lost his way a bit in last week’s loss in Death Valley, but his one interception in league play is the fewest among SEC signal-callers.

Ole Miss will need the senior to regain his recent form, as he ranks 20th nationally with a 153.2 pass efficiency rating, while sitting 33rd in gaining 279.6 yards of total offense per game.


I’m going to recommend that readers back the Tigers as one of their top college football picks, as they’ve covered the number in 10 of their last 12 SEC games.

Free College Football Pick:  Auburn Tigers +2.5 at 5Dimes

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