If Auburn’s football is due to appear in the SEC Championship game, it will be because they follow up on a three-game winning streak to close the 2021 season after a 20-3 loss to Texas A&M last weekend.
Such a winning streak is set to begin today against Mississippi State, which visits Jordan-Hare Stadium today at 11 a.m.
Losing to a second set of SEC Bulldogs in 2021 at home would spell the end of any great ambition this season. Do the Tigers go about business as a betting favorite?
Let’s take a look at Auburn’s football betting lines, odds and TV news while making some predictions on the line (all lines courtesy of WynnBET Sportsbook):
Mississippi State vs. Auburn Football Odds, Spread & Total
Auburn: -5.5 (-110)
Mississippi State: +5.5 (-110)
Mississippi State: +170
51 (Over -110 / Under -110)
Mississippi State vs. Auburn Pick and Prediction
It’ll be a fascinating quarterback battle, with Bo Nix and Will Rogers serving as lightning rods and even scapegoats for their respective teams.
Nix is a bit more boom-or-bust than Rogers – with his less explosive but somehow more spectacular booms and even more overwhelming busts – having recorded two matches with a completion rate of less than 50%. These two losses were unfortunate, against Georgia Week 6 and Texas A&M last Saturday.
Rogers, meanwhile, has thrown less than 300 yards just once this season, and that was in a win over current No.17 team North Carolina State. That said, he has eight interceptions in nine games.
The Bulldogs’ defense has been strong overall in recent weeks and is a test for a Tigers offense that did not gain popularity at College Station a week ago.
But Bryan Harsin’s side have yet to lose twice in a row this season, and Spirit’s last flight into the stadium won’t be the precursor to defeat.
It might be close, but Auburn isn’t losing this game.