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How and what to watch for Auburn vs. Ole Miss

Both teams are coming off a loss heading into their SEC matchup on Saturday.

Bo Nix of the Auburn Tigers tries to pass the ball as he is upended by Keir Thomas of the South Carolina Gamecocks in the fourth quarter of the game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 17, 2020 in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Auburn Tigers will head on the road to take on the Ole Miss Rebels in a matchup of unranked teams on Saturday.

After being fortunate to survive its game against the Arkansas Razorbacks, Auburn is coming off a 30-22 loss to South Carolina to fall to 2-2 and out of the AP Top 25 rankings. In that game, Bo Nix threw three interceptions and completed 24 of 47 passes for 272 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 69 yards on 15 carries. Tank Bigsby rushed for 111 yards on 16 carries and added a touchdown as the Tigers fell short.

After an exciting battle against the Alabama Crimson Tide, Ole Miss is also coming into the fifth game of its season coming off a loss. The Rebels fell to Arkansas 33-21 on Saturday to drop to 1-3 so far this season. In defeat, Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral turned the ball over seven times with six interceptions and a fumble. He completed 20 of 38 passes for 200 yards with a pair of touchdown passes. Corral found Elijah Moore 11 times for 113 yards and a touchdown. Jerrion Ealy rushed for 112 yards on 23 carries with a touchdown.

Auburn has won each of the last four games in this series, including the 2019 matchup which the Tigers won 20-14 at home.

Game Time/TV Channel/Streaming

You can watch Auburn vs. Ole Miss Saturday, October 24th at 12:00 p.m. ET on the SEC Network, or you can stream it via the ESPN app with a cable or streaming service login.

Point Spread, Totals, Odds, Trends

Point spread: Auburn (-3.5) vs. Ole Miss
Point Total: O/U 71.5
Money line: Auburn (-157), Ole Miss (+123)

  • Auburn is 1-4 against the spread in its last five games.
  • The point total went under in seven of Auburn’s last 10 games.
  • Ole Miss is 1-5 straight up in its last six home games.
  • The point total went over in four of Ole Miss’ last six games.

The Best Bet

Auburn is in a bit of an identity crisis at this point. Meanwhile Ole Miss knows exactly what it is. The Rebels are going to score a ton of points, and they’re going to give up plenty as well. One bad call saved Auburn from starting this season 1-3, which is where Ole Miss stands right now. There isn’t a whole lot of proof the Tigers are a much better team than Ole Miss. Let’s go with the Rebels at home.

Pick: Ole Miss +3.5

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