Samford Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers 11/23/2019 Spread, Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Samford Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers 11/23/2019 – Auburn (7-3, 4-3 in SEC) will host Samford (5-6, 4-4 in Southern) on Saturday noon at the Tigers’ lair in Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Gus Malzahn-mentored team seeks to bounce back from a seven-point setback at the hands of No4 Georgia and boost their confidence in their upcoming Iron Bowl clash against rival Alabama. College football betting odds mark Auburn as overwhelming favorites to capture their eighth victory in 11 games over FCS campaigner Samford due to the Tigers’ superior firepower and excellent playmaking from quarterback Bo Nix.
Samford Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers 11/23/2019
The Bulldogs broke their two-game losing skid as they came from behind to beat Western Carolina, 31-13. Samford Bulldogs used a 17-3 run in between the closing seconds of the first quarter and the second quarter to take a 17-13 lead at the half. They held the Catamounts scoreless in the remainder of the match and scored 14 points to put the game out of reach. Bulldogs quarterback Liam Welch ran for a touchdown and passed for another to lead Samford to victory. He finished with 115 yards passing and completed nine of 19 pass attempts. Welch also topped the team in rushing with 20 carries for 105 yards.
Player to watch: Mitchell Fineran 46 XPM, 47 XPA, 97% XP%; 15 FGA, 20 FGM, 75% FG%; 91 PTS.
Auburn will target win number eight in their homestand against Samford. The Tigers are heavily favored in this matchup considering the 27-0-1 (win-loss-draw) head-to-head record against the Bulldogs. They are coming off a heartbreaking loss against Georgia and a victory against Sanford will give extra confidence to Auburn in their next meeting against Alabama. Auburn will again count on quarterback Bo Nix, who has been solid for the team this season. In 10 games, Nix passed for 13 touchdowns and accumulated 2,043 yards. The play-caller was also excellent in rushing as he recorded 256 yards in 84 attempts and ran for six TDs, which is second in the team behind JaTarvious Whitlow’s seven. The Tigers defense, meanwhile, is expected to smother Sanford’s offensive schemes as Gus Malzahn’s boys have only allowed 17.8 points per game.
Players to watch: B. Nix QB 170 CMP 298 ATT 2043 YDS 57 CMP% 6.9 AVG 78 LNG 13 TD 6 INT 15 SACK -115 SYL 125 RTG; J. Whitlow RB 124 ATT 576 YDS 4.6 AVG 39 LNG 7 TD; D.J. Williams RB 63 ATT 329 YDS 5.2 AVG 70 LNG 1 TD; S. Williams WR 48 REC 690 YDS 14.4 AVG 48 LNG 8 TD; A. Schwartz WR 30 REC 353 YDS 11.8 AVG 50 LNG 1 TD.
Samford Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers Betting Numbers
Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Tigers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games.
Samford Bulldogs vs Auburn Tigers Betting Picks
Online bookmakers are expecting Auburn to trample the hapless Samford with a combination of offensive firepower and defensive might. The Tigers will clobber the Bulldogs with a score of 45-3.