Auburn Tigers (6-3) vs Georgia Bulldogs (8-1)Date : 11/10/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Auburn Tigers vs Georgia Bulldogs
The 24th ranked Auburn Tigers will travel to Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia, to battle the 5th ranked Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday for a prime-time showdown beginning at 7 pm EST. The Tigers, after losing two straight, have not only won two straight games, but have also reached the top 25 as well due to their last victory. Auburn scored 14 points in the fourth quarter to rally from a 14-point deficit and pick up a huge victory thanks to a Jared Stidham touchdown pass along with a Chandler Cox rushing TD in the 28-24 win.
The Bulldogs continued to roll as well in picking up a 34-17 road win over the highly ranked Kentucky Wildcats team last Saturday. Georgia’s second straight victory entailed them rushing for 331 yards in the game versus a Kentucky defense that were simply outdone at the line of scrimmage as Georgia looks to maintain its first place seeding in the SEC East. The Tigers are 0-5 ATS in their last five games in Athens while the under is 3-0-1 ATS in the last four games at Sanford Stadium.
Auburn Tigers's Latest Performance :
Auburn won their second straight game after a rough patch to where they dropped three of five games, beating the Texas A&M Aggies at home by a slim 28-24 score as Jared Stidham threw both his two touchdown passes to Seth Williams as the last would be a 11-yard pass touchdown that ended the game with Auburn completing a rally to get the victory. Stidham had 239 yards while Darius Slayton led the receiving corps with 107 yards on eight catches. Running back Jartavious whitlow finished with only 16 yards on eight carries, his worst game of the year.
And while the defense for Aurburn has been stout all year, they were dominated on the ground by the Aggies as the visitors racked up 202 yards for the game. Nonetheless, the Tigers are indeed bowl eligible with the win over the Aggies with a date with the Crimson Tide in their finale for 2018. In other words, the Tigers have much to play for and will certainly come with focus and with intensity in this matchup.
Georgia Bulldogs's Latest Performance :
Georgia has rebounded nicely after a huge loss on the road to the LSU Tigers just three weeks ago. Since, they are 2-0 after beating a Florida team in the preceding week along with highly ranked Kentucky on the road in their last outing. They got three total touchdowns from DeAndre Swift along with Elijah Holyfield as they combined for 271 yards while Jake Fromm had a touchdown pass as well in the win. The rushing attack has improved for UGA every week as they now average 233 yards per outing and the tip of the spear for the Georgia offense. Auburn’s defense, on the other hand, allows only 134 yards per game.
Speaking of defense, the Georgia unit is ranked in the top 50 in every major defensive category this year while allowing only 17 points per game. In fact, they have only allowed more than 20 points scoring in two of their ten games this year. They look to take advantage of an inconsistent offense in Auburn that will certainly look towards the opportunity of knocking off the 5th ranked team in the country.
How Auburn Tigers & Georgia Bulldogs Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Auburn is 4-5 ATS while the OU is 3-6
Georgia is 5-4 ATS while the OU is 4-4
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this game to be a battle in the trenches throughout as the Bulldogs will love to get their rushing attack going early and often versus Auburn; However, the Tigers are stout in defending the run and will certainly be up to the challenge. The interesting matchup in this game will be how will the Auburn offense will crack this UGA defensive unit that is dominating opponents’ offenses on a weekly basis. And with Auburn struggling both in the pass and run, this game could possibly get ugly quick.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Georgia bulldogs -15
My reason for the pick :
As much as I respect Auburn for their defensive prowess this year, they are simply not moving the ball effectively. In other words, their rushing attack has been underwhelming and the play of Stidham has not been consistent as well. And while picking up two straight wins, they will certainly fall in this matchup to a Georgia team that will certainly bring the pressure to Stidham and the offense for Auburn, something that they have not been able to handle this year.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over 50
My reason for the prediction :
Again, once the pressure begins to affect the Auburn offense, they will begin to make huge mistakes, thus allowing scoring opportunities to become much easier for the Bulldogs to take advantage of. In all, look for the Bulldogs to score early and often in this matchup as they will lock down the offense of Auburn over the course of the game while punishing an Auburn defense that was torched for over 200 yards to the Aggies on the ground.
Betting trends for Auburn Tigers:
- Tigers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
- Tigers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games in November.
- Under is 10-2-2 in Tigers last 14 games after allowing more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game.
Betting trends for Georgia Bulldogs:
- Bulldogs are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Over is 6-1-1 in Bulldogs last 8 vs. a team with a winning record.
- Over is 5-1 in Bulldogs last 6 games following an ATS win.