Auburn Tigers set to trample Georgia Bulldogs

Auburn Tigers set to trample Georgia Bulldogs

November 08, 2016 3:07 AM


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Last week’s top three picks for GamingToday, got off to a fast start with the Miami Hurricanes’ 51-28 rout of Pittsburgh as 3.5-point home favorites. We kept things rolling from there with the right call in San Diego State’s 55-0 shutout of Hawaii as heavy 21-point favorites at home. The lone loss of the week was the wrong call on Utah State in a 52-28 loss to Wyoming as a seven-point road underdog. This moves our overall record to 14-15-1 through 10 weeks of picks.

Here are this week’s selections.

Take Auburn (-10) over Georgia: The Tigers extended their current straight-up winning streak to six games with this past Saturday’s tight 23-16 win against Vanderbilt, but they came nowhere close to covering as heavy 25-point home favorites. We feel this game will serve as a wake-up call for a team that now has aspirations of toppling Alabama for the SEC West title. Auburn is ranked third in the nation running the ball and its defense is ninth in points allowed (16.0).

Georgia started the season on a high note at 3-0, but this past Saturday’s three-point win over Kentucky as 2.5-point road favorites was just its second win in its last six games. It was also just the third time in the last eight games the Bulldogs were able to cover against the spread. It is hard to see them keeping this game closer than 10 points.

Take Boise State (-17) over Hawaii: We went against Hawaii last week and it paid off. Given the way the Broncos have been playing all season long, it sets the table for another Mountain West blow out win. BSU has not scored fewer than 28 points in its last five games and on the year this offense is averaging 34.8 points per game. Jeremy McNichols and Alex Mattison combined for 258 yards on the ground in last week’s victory against SJS.

The Warriors are coming off their worst beating of the year and even though this game is back in their home state, this team’s weaknesses on both sides of the ball were clearly exposed in that 55-0 loss to San Diego State. They are now 1-3 both SU and ATS in their last four games behind a defense that has allowed an average of 37.8 points a game during this slide.

Take West Virginia (+1.5) over Texas: West Virginia’s run toward the top of the national rankings came to a halt with a road loss to Oklahoma State on Oct. 29 as a 4.5-point road favorite, but this is still one of the top teams in the Big 12 this season. The Mountaineers failed to cover a huge 31.5-point spread this past Saturday against Kansas at home, but their 48 points raised their scoring average on the year to 33.3 points a game. They come into this conference showdown with a balanced offensive attack that is racking up over 510 total yards a game.

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