Ole Miss vs Auburn Picks and Predictions: Is Auburn D Too Thorough?

One of the highlights in the Week 9 college football betting slate is an SEC showdown between two ranked teams. Get the best angles for this matchup with our Ole Miss vs. Auburn picks.

Last Updated: Oct 30, 2021 4:00 PM ET Read Time: 4 min
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Two teams in the AP Top 25 will square off in SEC action Saturday, as the Ole Miss Rebels take on the Auburn Tigers.

The Rebels are winners of three straight, having knocked off Arkansas, Tennessee, and LSU. They have struggled on offense in recent weeks, however, playing below their standard over the last two weeks. 

Can they get back on track against a Tigers team coming off a bye? Find out with our picks and predictions for the SEC matchup between Ole Miss and Auburn on Saturday, October 30.

Ole Miss vs Auburn odds

Odds via the Covers Line, an average comprised of odds from multiple sportsbooks.

Ole Miss opened as a -1.5-point favorite but Auburn quickly flipped this game as their line shifted to -3 in favor of Auburn, at home. 

Meanwhile, the total increased slightly from 65.5 to 66.5 since opening. Sharps see points being scored in this game, even against a very solid Auburn defense. 

Use the live odds widget above to track any future line movements right up until kickoff and be sure to check out the full college football odds before placing your bets.

Ole Miss vs Auburn picks

Picks made on 10/28/2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Click on each pick to jump to the full analysis.

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Ole Miss vs Auburn game info

Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN

Ole Miss vs Auburn betting preview

Weather

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Key injuries

Ole Miss: Braylon Sanders WR (Questionable)
Auburn: Elijah Canion WR (Questionable), T.D. Moultry DE (Questionable), Owen Pappoe LB (Questionable), Zykeivous Walker DT (Questionable)

Find our latest NCAA football injury reports.

Betting trend to know

Rebels are 0-4 ATS in their last four games as an underdog of 0.5-3.0. Find more NCAA betting trends for Ole Miss vs. Auburn.

Ole Miss vs Auburn predictions

Ole Miss has averaged 41.9 points per game along with 541.1 yards per game. However, the offense has only scored 31 in its last two games and has scored 31 or fewer in three of its last four. 

That Ole Miss offense is supposed to be extremely dominant, and right now, it’s not really that. The Rebels were a bit cautious last week with quarterback Matt Corral, and while he didn’t go as hard as he could, he still led Ole Miss to an easy win against LSU. 

Ole Miss is rushing for 263.3 yards per game and have done so well with Corral under center. He’s accounted for 24 touchdowns via rushing and passing this season. 

However, the last time Corral and the Ole Miss offense went up against a premium defense like Auburn was when they faced Alabama. Ole Miss struggled to score points and lost that game 42-21. 

Auburn has an elite defense that has allowed under 20 points per game with a fantastic pass rush and great coverage unit. The run game does just fine, and Auburn is making tackles at a solid rate in the open field. 

The offense has been the big question mark for Auburn. Quarterback Bo Nix has been up and down this year, but ultimately, he's thrown for eight touchdowns and just two interceptions. He’s smart with the ball, and while he tries to do too much at times, sometimes he just works absolute magic in big situations. 

I trust this Auburn defense and believe Nix and Auburn can run all over Ole Miss in this game.

You won’t find me expecting a high-scoring game going up against Auburn’s defense, at home. Ole Miss has scored 31 points or fewer in their last three of four and it won’t get any easier against Auburn. 

Auburn has an elite defense that does plenty of things right. The Tigers are allowing 340.6 yards per game, compared to Ole Miss averaging 541.1 yards per game on the offensive end. Auburn will keep Ole Miss in check and below their averages. 

The Tigers are going to win this game with help from their defense. The offense isn’t all that elite, but the running game is solid. If Auburn wants to win this game, the goal will be to limit possessions and run the football. If that’s the case, the Under will hit. 

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