Missouri vs Auburn Betting Odds: Auburn Looks to Get Back to Winning Ways

Not Much to Separate Missouri and Host Auburn Heading Into SEC Opener

New Quarterbacks Still Getting Comfortable for Missouri, Auburn

Missouri vs Auburn Betting Odds: The offensive numbers for Missouri and Auburn are so close, it is frightening. Auburn has run for 615 yards in three games compared to 612 for Missouri. Auburn has 21 more passing yards than Missouri so this could be an interesting showdown as both teams play their SEC opener. With both teams seeing their quarterbacks transferring, the jury is still out on how good these offenses are right now.

Turnovers are a concern for both teams. Auburn is tied for the SEC lead with eight turnovers and have yet to cause a turnover. Missouri has lost two fumbles and thrown five interceptions. However, they have also created six turnovers. With all of that being said, the Missouri vs Auburn betting odds favors the home team. That could be attributed to Auburn facing nationally ranked Penn State last week while Missouri has yet to play a ranked squad.

Auburn comes in at +15000 in the odds to win the SEC title while Missouri checks in at +30000.

Missouri vs Auburn Game Information

    • Game: Missouri 2-1, Auburn 2-1
    • Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Alabama
    • Date/Time:
    • TV: ESPN

Missouri Tigers

Quarterback Brady Cook is also Missouri’s leading rusher with 159 yards on 26 carries. Running backs Cody Schrader and Nathaniel Peat have rushed for 143 and 115 yards and have combined for three TD runs.

Cook has completed 64.3% of his passes for 621 yards and four touchdowns, but he has also thrown three interceptions. That could play a factor in the Missouri vs Auburn betting odds going in Auburn’s favor.

Sophomore Dominic Lovett has gone from averaging 6.7 yards per reception as a freshman to 17.1 through the first three games in 2022 as he leads the Tigers with 16 catches and 274 receiving yards.

TyRon Hopper leads the defense with 16 tackles.

Auburn Tigers

Tank Bigsby is the top rusher for Auburn for the third season in a row. He finished with just 39 yards on nine carries in the loss to Penn State as the Tigers were held under 200 rushing yards for the first time.

T.J. Finley and Robby Ashford has both seen time at quarterback. Finley is completing 62% of his passes, but he has four interceptions and just one TD pass. Ashford is barely over 50% when he passes the ball. However, he is second to Bigsby in rushing. His ability to make plays with his legs could play a role in the way the Missouri vs Auburn betting odds are trending.

Whoever is at quarterback looks for Ja’Varrius Johnson early and often as he leads Auburn with 231 yards on 13 catches.

Linebacker Cam Riley has been busy with 18 solo stops and 27 total tackles in the first three games.

Missouri vs Auburn Injury Update

Missouri receivers Luther Burden and Demariyon Houston, defensive lineman Ky Montgomery (knee) and DJ Wesolak (illness) and offensive lineman Hyrin White (lower body) are questionable.

For Auburn, defensive end Zykeivous Walker (knee) is questionable while offensive lineman Nick Brahms is out for the season.

Missouri vs Auburn Head to Head

The previous matchups are somewhat limited since Missouri is a relatively new additions to the SEC. Auburn won at Missouri 51-14 as an 18-point road favorite on Sept. 23, 2017 and 59-42 on Dec. 7, 2013 as a 1.5-point underdog at home. Both of those games finished over the total.

Missouri vs Auburn Betting Preview

Missouri has allowed 12 plays from scrimmage of at least 20 yards with Auburn giving up 14 such plays so there is a chance for both offenses to get going in this Tigers vs Tigers showdown. Auburn ranks 10th and Missouri 13th in third-down conversions so that could slow down the scoring in this game. This is going to be a tough one to call for those who bet on NCAAF games because it is hard to say what type of teams that Missouri and Auburn are.

Missouri has covered in just five of its last 19 games as well as in only two of the last 12 contests on the road.

Auburn has covered in just one of its last eight games and the Tigers being favored by seven points seems a bit high for how the Tigers played last week. Auburn is 1-4 against the college spread in its last five home games.

The total has gone under in five of Missouri’s last six games. For Auburn, 12 of the last 15 meetings with SEC teams have finished under the total.

Missouri has allowed points on 86% of opponent’s drives into the red zone with Auburn at 92.3% with nine combined field goals allowed in 20 red zone trips so the kickers could have a busy day. Be sure to check back right here for all of this weekend’s updated college football points spreads.

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