Auburn is coming off a typical Auburn game that would take too much time to explain. Bottom line: the Tigers benefited greatly from the officials’ mistakes to help them beat Arkansas in the final minute 30-28. Bo Nix completed 17 of 28 passes for 187 yards and a touchdown. Most of his throws went to wide receiver Anthony Schwartz, who went for 100 yards on 10 catches with a touchdown. Tank Bigsby was impressive on the ground with 146 yards on 20 carries.
South Carolina is coming off its first win of the season, a 41-7 victory over Vanderbilt, after losses to Tennessee and Florida to start the season. Collin Hill completed 16 of 24 passes for 196 yards for the Gamecocks. He also rushed for a pair of touchdowns and finished with six carries for 12 yards. Kevin Harris helped carry the offense with 171 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 21 carries. South Carolina outscored Vanderbilt 31-7 in the second half.
Auburn won the last eight games in this series, though these two teams haven’t played since 2014, a 42-35 win for the Tigers.
Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming
You can watch this game Saturday, October 17th at 12:00 p.m. ET on ESPN, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming login.
Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends
Point spread: Auburn (-2.5) vs. South Carolina
Point Total: O/U 53.5
Money line: Auburn (-148), South Carolina (+120)
- Auburn is 11-5 against the spread in its last 16 games.
- The total went under in six of Auburn’s last eight games.
- South Carolina is 0-5 straight up in its last five games.
- The total went under in four of South Carolina’s last six games.
The Best Bet
Auburn was given a gift last weekend to beat Arkansas, and I think the Tigers take advantage of it and keep themselves inside of the top 15 beating a South Carolina team that’s average at best. Nix is tough to figure out, but he’s due for a good game, and it will come against the Gamecocks, which allowed 31 points to Tennessee and 38 points to Florida.
Pick: Auburn -2.5
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