The Auburn Tigers play the Tennessee Volunteers in a SEC matchup on Saturday in Tennessee. Auburn is 8-1 SU and 7-2 ATS this season and has played exceptionally well of late. Tennessee is 4-5 SU and ATS.
The current line has Auburn -7.5, with the point total sitting on 55. The line opened on Bovada and topbet at -6.5, but was driven up to -7.5 on sites like betonline and currently is at that same -7.5.
The last time the two teams met was in 2009 and Auburn won 26-22 to cover a favorite spread of 2.5 points.
Auburn over its past seven games is 7-0 STS. Tennessee over its past five games after suffering a loss SU is 4-1 ATS. Over the past four head-to-head matchups between these two teams, the road team has a record of 4-0 ATS.
Auburn is 6-0 SU over its past six games and 7-0 ATS over its past seven. The Tigers have defeated solid opponents including Texas A&M and Mississippi.
Tre Mason, the Tigers’ running back is averaging 18 rushes per game and 102 yards. He has scored 13 touchdowns on the ground, while the team has scored 28 rushing touchdowns overall.
Tennessee had a great win over South Carolina earlier in the season, but has lost two straight to Missouri and Alabama. This is the fifth straight game in which Tennessee will face a team ranked No. 11 in the nation or higher.
The Tennessee defense struggles against the run, allowing over 217 yards each game and the Auburn Tigers are strong in that facet of their offense.
Auburn has won on the road against quality teams this season and Tennessee is not a quality team. The Tigers are on a six-gaming winning streak ATS.
Auburn will have Anthony Swain their linebacker, but he may be slowed with a knee injury. Tennessee’s starting quarterback Justin Worley is out with a broken bone in his hand. Devrin Young, the Volunteer’s wide receiver is out with a hand injury as well.
The losses of Worley and Young will slow down the Volunteers offense enough for the Tigers to win by three touchdowns or more.
Pick: Auburn – 35-12