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#11 Oregon Ducks vs. #16 Auburn Tigers Live Betting Odds & Trends

Posted by: Mike Davis
#11 Oregon Ducks vs. #16 Auburn Tigers Sportsbook Odds, Trends and predictions

At the onset of the 2019 season optimism is high for the Oregon Ducks.  Head coach Mario Cristobal has been recruiting like gangbusters and the Pac 12 is seen as quite winnable.  By contrast there are a lot of NCAA football betting questions about the Auburn Tigers.  Since head coach Gus Malzahn was extended after a 2017 Iron Bowl win over Alabama inconsistency has plagued this program.  Malzahn has again taken over play calling duties which is considered a potential strength.  Most of all the War Eagle is at their best when written off and discounted.

#11 Oregon Ducks vs. #16 Auburn Tigers

When: Saturday, August 31, 2019, 7:30 p.m. ET
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
TV: ABC
Oregon Ducks vs. Auburn Tigers Betting Odds
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Oregon +3½ (-110) 56 (-110) +145
Auburn -3½ (-110) 56 (-110) -165
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Oregon Ducks vs. Auburn Tigers Overview

Oregon had a 2018 NCAA football betting record of 9-4 straight up, 5-8 against the spread, and 5-7-1 under the total.  Overall the Ducks ranked 25th for scoring offense but 48th for points allowed.  Auburn was 8-5 straight up, 6-7 vs. the odds for college football, with 5-8 under the total.  Specifically, the Tigers ranked 79th for total offense and 14th for points allowed.  Auburn finished on a high note with a 63-14 bowl rout of Purdue.  Head coach Gus Malzahn took over play calling in that explosion.  Along the same lines Oregon won and covered their bowl 7-6 over Michigan State.

Malzahn on his Own Terms

Namely Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn is seen as a coach that has been liberated. Because of this he has been feistier than in past years.  Of great concern is that Malzahn has named true freshman Bo Nix as the starting quarterback.  Nix has a lot of raw ability but sports betting handicappers always sweat over a true freshman under center.  Defensively the Tigers are supposed to field one of their best and toughest unites in years.

Oregon Betting Attack

At the beginning of any Oregon conversation is quarterback Justin Herbert (144.7 RTG, 3151 YDS, 29 TD).  The senior signal caller proved to be an asset in 2018.  As a matter of fact, Herbert decided to pass up the shot at being the number one overall NFL Draft pick to return to Oregon.  In front of Herbert is one of the most experienced offensive lines in college football.  Running back CJ Verdell (1018 YDS, 10 TD, 5.0 YPC) will keep defenses honest.  At the same time the defense must step up a notch if the Ducks are serious contenders.

Oregon Vs. Auburn ATS Stats

The Ducks are:

1-6-1 vs. the line as a road dog

1-7 under the total getting points away from home

The Tigers are:

3-3-1 against the spread as a road favorite

4-2 over the total laying points on the road.

1-0 vs. the spread against Oregon with that game going under the total.

Oregon vs. Auburn NCAA Football Betting Picks

In view of the hype regarding Oregon the Ducks may not bring full NCAA football betting value.  Overall this looks like a great spot for Auburn to come out with a real statement maker.  War Eagle rates the defensive edge as well.

Oregon Vs. Auburn NCAA Football Betting Pick: Auburn Tigers

Oregon Vs. Auburn NCAA Football Betting Score Prediction: Tigers 31, Oregon 24

Check out Auburn coach Gus Malzahn naming Bo Nix starting quarterback!