Ole Miss's matchup with Auburn on Saturday night will be a classic battle of a ferocious defense and a high-octane offense. So how should you bet the game?

By OddsShark
October 31, 2014

The No. 4 Ole Miss Rebels are 6-3 SU and ATS in their last nine games against SEC opponents. The Rebels will face another tough conference test when they host the No. 3 Auburn Tigers on Saturday night.

Ole Miss is currently a 2.5-point home favorite at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Rebels are 4-0 SU and ATS at home so far this season.

After winning its first seven games of the season, Ole Miss finally fell last Saturday at the hands of the LSU Tigers, dropping to 7-1 SU and ATS. The Rebels still have the nation's best scoring defense, which has allowed only 10 points per game. That low mark will face a stern challenge from Auburn's high-powered attack Saturday. The Ole Miss offense had averaged 35.4 points per game before being held to only seven on the road against LSU last week. Hugh Freeze’s squad is 13-3 SU and 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games as a betting favorite.

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Auburn beat the South Carolina Gamecocks 42-35 last weekend but failed to cover the spread as an 18-point home favorite. The Tigers are just 1-4 ATS over their last five games after going 13-0 ATS in their previous 13 games. This will be the first game of the 2014 season that Auburn is the underdog; the Tigers are 6-0 ATS and 4-2 SU in their last six games as underdogs.

The OVER is 7-3 in Ole Miss’ last 10 games as a home favorite and 4-1 in the last five matchups between the Rebels and the Tigers. Saturday's total is set at 50.5 points at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.

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The College Football Playoff selection committee released its first rankings this week with both Auburn and Ole Miss inside the top four. The winner of this game will likely control its destiny the rest of the way while the loser could fall out of both the playoff picture and the SEC title race.

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