Vanderbilt like a brick house: Commodores versus Tigers
Posted by: Anthony Yaylor
The Vanderbilt Commodores will be letting it all hang out, but the Auburn Tigers remain the NCAA football betting on Saturday, November 5th at Jordan–Hare Stadium. These are the online sportsbook odds for the game:
Vanderbilt +25½ (-110) 45 (-110) +1750
The Commodes had the runs on Saturday before last against the Tennessee State Tigers. Ralph Webb ran for 125 yards and Khari Blasingame rushed for 100 and three touchdowns. As a result, Vanderbilt rallied to defeat the Tigers 35-17. Well, they were only three points behind, but ESPN.com still called it an “impressive comeback.” And they are The Worldwide Leader In Sports, so shows what I know. Vandy is only two wins away from becoming eligible for a bowl.
The Tigers won their fifth straight game, 40-29 against the Ole Miss Rebels on Saturday. Running back Kamryn Pettway rushed for 236 yards on 30 carries and one TD, and “he also ran over some people,” according to Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn. How charming indeed. The Tigers posted 554 total yards. Auburn’s kicker Daniel Carlson made all four of his field goal attempts, including a one from 47 yards in the fourth quarter that put the Tigers ahead 33-29. Auburn is gaining all kinds of momentum as the Iron Bowl with Alabama draws near.
And now for the pot at the end of the NCAA football betting reading rainbow starring Levar Burton. Vanderbilt is averaging 20.8 points and 308.6 yards per game and has seven TOs. QB Kyle Shurmur has completed 53% of his passes with four TDs and three picks. Webb has run 855 yards and six scores touchdowns, and C.J. Duncan has 21 receptions, while Kalija Lipscomb has 20 catches and two touchdowns. Vandy is yielding 21.4 points and 398 yards per game with five picks, eight fumble recoveries, and nine sacks. Zach Cunningham has 85 tackles, Ryan White has 54, and LaDarius Wiley has 51. Vanderbilt is 1-5 ATS after a win, 13-6 ATS on the road versus a team with a winning home record, and 14-6 ATS after a game in which they allowed fewer than 20 points.
And now a treasure’s trove of NCAA football betting factoids. The Tigers average 36.2 points and 507.6 yards per game with 9 TOs. QB Sean White has completed 68.5% of his passes with eight TDS and two picks. Petteway has rushed for 933 yards and seven scores, and ‘Carry-On’ Kerryon Johnson has 580 yards and eight TDs. Tony Stevens has 24 catches and three scores, and Ryan Davis has 22 receptions. Auburn is allowing 16 points and 358.2 yards per game with five interceptions, six fumble recoveries, and 20 sacks. Tray Mathews ahs 50 tackles, Tre’ Williams has 49, and Carl Lawson has 7½. The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last four conference games, 5-0 ATS in their last five games, and 5-1 ATS in their last six games at home. The home team has covered the spread in five of the last seven encounters between these two teams.