Missouri vs Auburn Picks & Predictions

by | Sep 20, 2022 | cfb

Missouri Tigers 2-1 SU / ATS 1-1-0 vs Auburn Tigers 2-1 SU / ATS 0-3-0

Date: Saturday, September 24th

Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL

TV: ESPN

Point Spread: Missouri +7.5/ Auburn -7.5 (Use code PREDICT100 to get a 100% bonus up to $300 free at MyBookie Sportsbook!)

Money Line: Missouri 224/Auburn -298

Over/Under: 52.0

RECENT FORM

This year, Missouri has an overall record of 2-1. The team will be playing its first game in
the SEC. This season, they have been favored in 1 game while posting an ATS mark of 1-1-0. Their
average over-under betting line is 38.67 leading to an over-under record of 1-1-0.

Missouri come into the game off a 34-17 win over Abilene Christian. In the win, they completed
70.0% of their 30 passes, 3 of which resulted in touchdowns. In the rushing game, Missouri did
not find the endzone while finishing with a total of 195 yards on the ground.

So far, quarterback Brady Cook has a passer rating of 87.45 while completing 54 of his 84
attempts. Currently, he has a total of 621 passing yards. Dominic Lovett leads the team’s
receiving corps with 16 catches for a total of 274 yards. Missouri has turned to running back
Cody Schrader a total of 33 times for a total of 143 rushing yards.

Auburn come into the game with an overall record of 2-1. This week will be their first matchup
in the SEC. This season, Auburn has been favored in 2 games while posting an ATS mark of 0-3-0.
Their average over-under betting line is 49.17 leading to an over-under record of 2-1-0.

Auburn is coming of a 29 loss to Penn State by a score of 41-12. Auburn entered the game as
2.5 point road underdogs, making this an ATS loss. In the win, the team completed 55.3% of their
38 passes, 1 of which resulted in a touchdown. In the rushing game, the Tigers did not find the
endzone, while finishing with a total of 119 yards on the ground.

Heading into the matchup, T.J. Finley has an overall passer rating of 62.7 on a total of 431
yards. Thus far, he has thrown for 1 touchdown and 4 interceptions. Through the air, the team
will be looking for a big game from leading receiver, Ja’Varrius Johnson. On the season, he has
caught 13 for 231 yards. In the run game, Tank Bigsby has accumulated 237 on 38 attempts to lead
the team.

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BETTING TRENDS

Against the spread, Missouri has gone 5-5-0 over their last 10 games. Straight up they have a
record of 5-5-0. Their last 10 scoring differential sits at -4.7, as they averaged 24.9 points
per-game while allowing 29.6 points. The over-under record in these games was 3-7-0.

Against the spread, Auburn has gone 3-7-0 over their last 10 games. Straight up they have a
record of 4-6-0. Their last 10 scoring differential sits at -0.5, as they averaged 23.6 points
per-game while allowing 24.1 points. The over-under record in these games was 4-6-0.

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KEY STATS AND ANALYSIS

Heading into this week’s matchup, Missouri will look to improve their offensive output, as
they are ranked just 67th in the NCAA in points scored.

This season, Missouri has struggled to move the ball through the air, averaging just 218.33
passing yards per-game. This week, they will be facing a Auburn defense that is ranked 120th in
pass yards allowed per-game. So far, they are averaging 218.33 yards per-game when facing
defenses ranked outside the top 50 in passing defense.

So far, the Missouri offense is near the NCAA average in rushing, averaging 204.0 yards
per-game on the ground. This year, they have handed the ball off an average of 42.33 times
per-game, placing them 27th in the country. This week, the Tigers will be facing a Auburn defense
ranked 91st in rush yards allowed per-game. This year, they have averaged 204.0 yards per-game
when facing defenses ranked outside the top 50.

Heading into the game, Auburn is currently 81st at 27.0 points per-game allowed.

Heading into this week’s matchup, Auburn will look to improve their offensive output, as they
are ranked just 94th in the NCAA in points scored.

This season, they have struggled to move the ball through the air, averaging just 225.33
passing yards per-game. This week, Aburn will be facing a Missouri defense that is ranked 76th in
pass yards allowed per-game. This year, they are averaging 254.0 yards per-game when facing
defenses ranked outside the top 50 in passing defense.

This season, the run game has not a big part of the Auburn offense, as they are averaging just
38.33 attempts per-game. With their limited opportunites, they have an average of 204.67 yards
per contest, good for 40th in the NCAA. This week, Auburn will be facing a Missouri defense that
is ranked 54th in rush yards allowed per-game. So far, they are averaging 247.5 yards per-game
when facing defenses ranked outside the top 50.

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