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Top Betting Picks for TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl: Houston Cougars vs Auburn Tigers 12/28/2021

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Top Betting Picks for TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl Houston Cougars vs Auburn Tigers 12-28-2021

Houston Cougars vs Auburn Tigers 12/28/2021 – The Birmingham Bowl is all set to get underway from Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama. The Houston Cougars punched their bowl ticket with ease after securing the second spot in the American Athletic Conference play. The Auburn Tigers finished sixth in the SEC West and they entered this game riding a terrible four-game losing streak. The college football spread betting has turned towards the Cougars to secure an easy victory against the Auburn Tigers. Houston has a powerful offense that will take out the Tigers with ease

Houston Cougars vs Auburn Tigers 12/28/2021

When: Tuesday, December 28, 12:00 PM ET
Where: Protective Stadium, Birmingham, Alabama
TV: ESPN
Stream:  Sofascore
Houston Cougars vs Auburn Tigers 12/28/2021
Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Cougars +2.5 (-110) 51.5 o (-110) +115
Tigers -2.5 (-110) 51.5 u (-110) -135
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Houston Cougars

The Houston Cougars are undefeated in AAC play and they finished their regular season with an 11-2 record. Houston dropped their last game against Cincinnati (35-20), but they are all set to make it past the Auburn Tigers. Houston will bank on their powerful offense that is averaging 37.3 points per game. The Cougars hold the 14th best offense in the country. Quarterback Clayton Tune has contributed 28 TDs with nine interceptions. Nathaniel Dell has been impressive with a solid 1179 receiving yards and a dozen TDs.

Players to watch: C. Tune QB (CMP 261, ATT 381, YDS 3263, CMP% 68.5, AVG 8.6, LNG 55, TD 28, INT 9, SACK 35, SYL -248, RTG 160), I. Ogbogu QB (CMP 20, ATT 35, YDS 256, CMP% 57.1, AVG 7.3, LNG 37, TD 2, INT 1, SACK 3, SYL -30, RTG 131.7), A. McCaskill RB (ATT 175, YDS 883, AVG 5, LNG 36, TD 16), T. Henry RB (ATT 109, YDS 526, AVG 4.8, LNG 97, TD 7), N. Dell WR (REC 80, YDS 1179, AVG 14.7, LNG 55, TD 12).

Auburn Tigers

The Auburn Tigers dropped five of their eight conference games and are 6-6 on the season. The Tigers failed to score more than three points to get past the Alabama Crimson Tide in their last game. Auburn scored 22 and gave up 24. The Tigers have appeared in 43 bowl games and are holding a 24-17-2 record. From the offensive end, Auburn is averaging close to 30 points. Tank Bigsby is the leader with a solid 1003 rushing yards and 10 TDs. However, getting past the Cougars seems to be out of reach this time.

Players to watch: B. Nix QB (CMP 197, ATT 323, YDS 2294, CMP% 61, AVG 7.1, LNG 71, TD 11, INT 3, SACK 13, SYL -114, RTG 130), T. Finley QB (CMP 51, ATT 91, YDS 600, CMP% 56, AVG 6.6, LNG 49, TD 5, INT 1, SACK 9, SYL -67, RTG 127.4), T. Bigsby RB (ATT 207, YDS 1003, AVG 4.8, LNG 51, TD 10), J. Hunter RB (ATT 84, YDS 576, AVG 6.9, LNG 94, TD 3), K. Hudson WR (REC 40, YDS 523, AVG 13.1, LNG 36, TD 3).

Houston Cougars vs Auburn Tigers Betting Numbers

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Houston Cougars

The total has gone OVER in 7 of Houston’s last 10 games.
Houston are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games.
Cougars are 9-1 SU in their last 10 games this season.
Houston are 5-11 SU in their last 16 games against an opponent in the Southeastern conference.
Houston are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games played in December.

Auburn Tigers

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Auburn’s last 5 games.
Auburn are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Auburn’s last 8 games this season.
Auburn are 9-2 SU in their last 11 games played in December.

Houston Cougars vs Auburn Tigers Betting Picks

The Cougars will appear in their 29th bowl game and they are one of those few undefeated teams in their conference. The odds to win college football are slanting towards the Cougars to win this game and cover the spread. The predicted score is 31-27.