Music City Bowl Betting Preview & Picks (Auburn vs. Purdue)
Posted by: Mike Davis
This Friday is filled with NCAA football betting action, which will get kicked off by the 2018 Music City Bowl. This year’s Music City Bowl betting action will pit Purdue against the likes of Auburn. With both sides coming off difficult seasons, which program will the NCAA sportsbook odds peg as the favorite? Let’s check on the sportsbook wagering lines to get a better idea of what to expect this Friday.
Music City Bowl | Auburn vs. Purdue – Friday, December 28th
When: 1:30 pm ET
Where: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee
Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAA Football Betting Odds:
The Tigers turned in a 7-5 record this season to finish 5th overall in the West Division of the SEC. Ultimately Auburn found themselves in this position due to the rather weak 3-5 record they posted in SEC play. Having missed out on the conference championship, Auburn was more than ecstatic for getting the opportunity to play in this year’s Music City Bowl. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear that Purdue has a tough matchup on their hands. Offensively the Tigers are a disadvantage since they score 28.3 while Purdue is putting up 31.9. However, the edge Auburn’s defense gives them over Purdue is more substantial. Since Auburn is giving up 19.6 per game, while Purdue is giving up 27.3, it’s safe to say that the Tigers are the favorites here. The above listed NCAA football betting odds second that.
Players to Watch: Jarrett Stidham (2,421 passing yards, 13 TD, 5 INT), JaTarvious Whitlow (777 rushing yards, 4 TD, 5.4 AVG), and Ryan Davis (523 receiving yards, 0 TD, 64 REC).
The Boilermakers steamed their way to a 6-6 record this season, failing to improve on last year’s 7-6 performance. However, considering that this program was struggling to win 3 games a season just 3 years ago, it’s safe to say that they’ve been steadily improving. Granted, a win in this year’s Music City Bowl would certainly accentuate that belief. So how will Purdue overcome the defensive gap they face against Auburn? Well they’re certainly have to turn to their passing game to help them out.
Players to Watch: David Blough (3,521 passing yards, 25 TD, 8 INT), DJ Knox (868 rushing yards, 8 TD, 5.8 AVG), and Rondale Moore (1,164 receiving yards, 12 TD, 103 REC).
Music City Bowl Betting Predictions | Auburn vs. Purdue
Music City Bowl Betting Picks | Auburn vs. Purdue
So which side should mobile betting fans take in this Pinstripe Bowl betting matchup? All things considered, Auburn is probably your better pick. This event will be taking place outside so that might dampen Purdue’s ability to pass the ball. If that’s the case then the Tigers superior defense should propel them to a solid victory this Thursday. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!
Score Prediction: 27-24 Auburn.