Auburn at Ole Miss: 10/24/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Ole Miss Rebels (1-3) vs Auburn Tigers (2-2)
Game Info: Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 12:00pm (Vaught-Hemingway Stadium at Hollingsworth Field)
Betting Odds: Ole Miss Rebels +9.5 -- Over/Under: 65 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Auburn Tigers will travel to Vaught-Hemingway Stadium to take on the Ole Miss Rebels this Saturday afternoon in College Football action.
The Auburn Tigers dropped to 2-2 (2-2 SEC) on the season after being defeated by the South Carolina Gamecocks, 30-22, this past Saturday. Auburn led by a 19-14 margin early in the 3rd quarter, however, could not fight back after the Gamecocks scored 17 unanswered points which gave South Carolina a 30-19 lead with 9:13 left in the game. Auburn outgained South Carolina by a 481-297 margin, however, did lose the turnover battle by a 3-1 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Tigers was RB Tank Bigsby who had 111 rushing yards and a TD on 16 carries.
On the season, Auburn is averaging 21.8 ppg on 366.8 total yards per game (217.3 passing yds/g; 149.5 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Auburn has been led by QB Bo Nix who has completed 54.9% of his passes for 869 yards, 5 TD, & 4 INT. Nix is also the 2nd leading rusher for the Tigers has he has racked up 141 rushing yards & 1 TD on 41 carries. Leading the way for the Tigers backfield has been Tank Bigsby who has 303 rushing yards & 1 TD on 50 carries. The top receiving threats for the Tigers have been Seth Williams (16 rec, 290 yards, 2 TD), Anthony Schwartz (27 rec, 256 yards, TD), and Eli Stove (11 rec, 84 yards).
Defensively, Auburn is allowing their opponents to average 24.5 ppg on 390.0 total yards per game (235.3 passing yds/g; 154.8 rushing yds/g).
The Ole Miss Rebels lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 1-3 (1-3 SEC) on the season after being defeated by the Arkansas Razorbacks, 33-21, this past Saturday. Ole Miss had no answers for the Arkansas defense in the 1st half and could not fight all the way back after going into halftime trailing by a 20-0 margin. Ole Miss outgained Arkansas by a 442-394 margin, however, could not overcome 7 turnovers in the loss. Leading the way for the Rebels was WR Elijah Moore who had 113 receiving yards and a TD on 11 receptions.
On the season, Ole Miss is averaging 36.5 ppg on 540.3 total yards per game (335.5 passing yds/g; 204.8 rushing yds/g). Offensively, Ole Miss has been led by QB Matt Corral who completed 69.0% of his passes for 1,280 yards, 11 TD, & 7 INT. The top targets for Corral and the Rebels have been Elijah Moore (42 rec, 575 yards, 2 TD), Kenny Yeboah (15 rec, 355 yards, 4 TD), Jonathan Mingo (11 rec, 170 yards, 3 TD), and Dontario Drummond (4 rec, 85 yards, 2 TD). Leading the way for the Ole Miss backfield has been the duo of Jerrion Ealy (68 att, 355 yards, 5 TD) and Snoop Conner (52 att, 219 yards, 4 TD).
Defensively, Ole Miss is allowing their opponents to average 47.0 ppg on 579.5 total yards per game (314.5 passing yds/g, 265.0 rushing yds/g).
The Tigers are 16-6 ATS vs. a team with a losing record, however, are just 1-3 ATS on the season. The Rebels are just 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games and 2-2 ATS on the season.
Auburn’s offense has looked pretty much non-existent this season and it has to be concerning that the defense has allowed an average of 29 ppg over the last two weeks agianst South Carolina & Arkansas. Ole Miss has really struggled defensive this season, however, the Rebels have been competitive in the very tough SSC which included a nice road win at Kentucky and a competitive game at home agianst Alabama. Auburn is the better team, but I do not think Ole Miss is that far behind them and as I think the Rebels offense will be able to have success at home, I’m taking Ole Miss and the points. Good Luck!