[12:01 PM] Vanderbilt @ #9 Auburn

What will be the GAME RESULT?

#9 Auburn: Wins By 25+ Points

Any Other Result


Current odds:

Vanderbilt (+24.5): (TBD)

Auburn (-24.5): (TBD)


ESPN simulations have Auburn as XX% favorites to cover the spread

XX% of sports bets are currently on Auburn to win as (TBD) favorites.

The line for this game is Auburn by 26 points.

Auburn is a long shot at best to become one of the four College Football Playoff participants, although it ultimately could own a 10-game winning streak and an SEC title when the teams are announced. The No. 9 Tigers try for their sixth straight victory when they host Vanderbilt on Saturday and along with Wisconsin (No. 8) are the highest-ranked two-loss teams in the CFP rankings, but coach Gus Malzahn realizes the danger of taking a peek past the next opponent.

Junior Ralph Webb is second in the SEC with 855 rushing yards – Auburn sophomore Kamryn Pettway has 933 – and needs 230 to break the school career record of 3,143 set by Zac Stacy (2009-12). Linebacker Zach Cunningham leads the SEC with 85 tackles and is second with 13.5 for losses, which remarkably do not include a sack. Vanderbilt boasts a special-teams threat in senior Darrius Sims, who is third in nation at 32.1 yards per kickoff return and needs 17 to break the school record of 2,263 set by Mark Johnson (1986-90).

The Tigers are the only team in the nation to average better than 300 yards rushing and 200 passing, with Kerryon Johnson (580 yards, eight touchdowns) a heavy contributor. Pettway (seven TDs) rushed for a career-high 236 yards and a score in last week’s 40-29 victory at Ole Miss and has averaged 199 yards with six TDs in his last three games. Lineman Carl Lawson is third in the SEC and tied for 14th nationally with 7.5 sacks.

Auburn, which lost to Clemson (No. 2 in CFP rankings) and Texas A&M (No. 4), hasn’t allowed a rushing touchdown in the last five games – its longest such streak since 2006 – and is eighth in the nation in scoring defense at 16 points per game.

Tigers QB Sean White (68.5 completion rate, eight touchdowns, two interceptions) has a favorite target in WR Tony Stevens (team highs of 24 catches, 408 yards and three TDs).

Vanderbilt leads the series 21-20-1 and has won two straight, including 17-14 in Nashville in 2012 in the last encounter. Auburn won the previous 13 meetings.


StreakSmarts Pick: Any Other Result

Confidence: 5/10

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