Southern Miss vs Auburn NCAA Football Week 5

Southern Miss vs Auburn NCAA Football Week 5

Written by on September 27, 2018

Auburn hosts Southern Mississippi as a -27 favorite on Saturday, Sep. 29. With an impressive win, Auburn hopes they can continue to climb the rankings. Can Auburn cover the massive spread? Or, will Southern Miss make this close? Check out the latest NCAA Football odds and analysis when the Auburn Tigers host the Southern Miss Golden Eagles!

Southern Miss vs Auburn NCAA Football Week 5

  • When: Saturday, Sep. 29 at 3:30 pm ET
  • Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
  • TV: ESPN SEC Net
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • ATS Odds: Auburn -27 (-110)
  • Over/Under Total Odds: 53 (-110)

Weather Forecast

  • Chance of Thunderstorm: 28°C/83°F
  • Humidity: 63%
  • Precipitation: 35%
  • Wind: 5 mph NNW
  • Cloud Cover: 65%
  • Type of Stadium: Open

Why Southern Miss is a good bet at +27?

The Golden Eagles appear more balanced than they’ve been in a long time. On offense, Southern Miss averages over 38 points off over 483 total yards per game. On defense, Southern Miss allows less than 17 points per game off allowing less than 272 yards per. Southern Mississippi’s defense should control Auburn’s offense just enough for the Golden Eagles to cover the spread. If Southern Miss must score with Auburn, the Eagles can also do that.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 38.3
  • Total Yards: 486.3
  • Pass Yards: 353.7
  • Rush Yards: 132.7
  • Average Score Against: 16.7
  • Total Yards: 271.7
  • Pass Yards: 139.3
  • Rush Yards: 132.3

Why #10 Auburn is a good bet at -27?

Is Auburn a safe bet for NCAA Football Week 5? Save for a tough loss to rival LSU on Sep. 15, Auburn’s gone undefeated this season. One opponent they beat were the Washington Huskies. Auburn held Washington, the #11 team in the nation, to only 16 points in a 20-16 win. Auburn’s 34-3 win against Arkansas last week shows that they’ve returned to the form that led them to beating Washington. Auburn’s just better than Southern Miss. They should blow out the Golden Eagles on Sep. 29.

Team Statistics

  • Average Score For: 34.8
  • Total Yards: 385
  • Pass Yards: 185.8
  • Rush Yards: 199.2
  • Average Score Against: 12.5
  • Total Yards: 315.8
  • Pass Yards: 211
  • Rush Yards: 104.8

Southern Miss vs Auburn NCAA Football Betting Trends

  • Southern Miss is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Southern Miss is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Southern Miss’s last 6 games on the road
  • Auburn is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Auburn is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games

Southern Miss vs Auburn NCAA Football Betting Analysis

Auburn might be the better team, but it’s hard to see them covering such a lofty spread. The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles play good enough defense to keep Auburn from scoring 40 while the Tigers, although great on defense, should allow Southern Miss to at least score 17. The Auburn Tigers will blowout Southern Mississippi. They just won’t blow them out by the 27 points spread. Southern Mississippi is the ATS play. NCAA Football Week 4 Pick: Southern Miss +27