Georgia Bulldogs vs. Auburn Tigers
Saturday, 11/16/13, 3:30 PM EST
Opening Point Spread: Auburn -3
Current Betting Line: Auburn -3
Opening Total: 62.5
Current Total: 62.5
Odds Courtesy of Bookmaker
Georgia has won back-to-back games, including a 45-6 victory over Appalachian State as 39.5-point home favorites last Saturday, while going UNDER the total for a third consecutive contest. The Bulldogs and Tigers first squared off in 1982, with the series even at 54-54-8, which is important to consider when making your college football expert picks in Week 12. A win would mark he first time since 1966 that this program has posted three wins over top-10 opponents in the same season. Georgia is 1-5 SU and 2-4 ATS as an underdogs since 2011, with the OVER going 4-2 in those six opportunities.
The Bulldogs are led on the field by senior quarterback Aaron Murray, who is the Southeastern Conference’s all-time leader in total offense. He finished last week’s game with 281 passing yards and two touchdowns with an interception in playing three of four quarters. Georgia will need to protect the football if it plans on pulling off a slight upset, as it enters with a minus-seven turnover margin, which is 13th in the SEC in that all-important statistical category.
Auburn has won and covered the spread in six consecutive games, including a 55-23 blowout victory over the Tennessee Volunteers as 7.5-point road favorites last Saturday, while winning the statistical battle in each of those affairs. The Tigers are 9-1 under first-year head coach Gus Malzahn, which also is the biggest turnaround in the country, as they were 2-8 at this stage a season ago. Offensively, the team leads the SEC in averaging 320.0 rushing yards per game, which can’t be ignored when looking over the college football betting lines Saturday. Auburn is 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS as favorites of 3.5 to 10 points since 2011.
The Tigers have scored at least 30 points in six consecutive games for the first time since 2004, with the offense being led by running back Tre Mason, who was the conference player of the week last Saturday. Auburn has won 85 consecutive games when scoring 30 or more points, while it is second in the SEC in red zone defense, allowing opponents to score on just 23 of 32 opportunities.
Sports bettors will likely play the total, as the Bulldogs have gone UNDER the number in their last eight November games.
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