|-11 AUB (-109) @ Draftkings|
9* Take Auburn (#416)
It’s not hard to make a case for fading the Tennessee Volunteers this week as they travel to Auburn to take on the Tigers. Tennessee’s 2-0 start with wins over South Carolina and Missouri is a loooooong way in the rear view mirror now. They’ve lost four straight since, all by double digit margins. It’s surely worth noting that they were FAVORED in two of those games, and got absolutely destroyed in both games where they were the underdogs. The Vols defense is a sieve; their QB play is bottom tier regardless of who starts on Saturday Night and from multiple reports, this coaching staff is in disarray. Tennessee has all the makings of a ‘dead’ team right now, worthy of a bet against every time they take the field.
Auburn had a rough start to the season, but they’re in great shape here. They won and covered two straight following a bad loss at South Carolina to drop them to 2-2. That includes their best showing of the year, a 48-11 wipeout of LSU in their last contest. Since that time, the Tigers have had a bye and a cancellation – they haven’t played in three weeks, leaving them as fresh as a daisy here. And Gus Malzahn with extra time to prepare is worthy of a wager, especially with Bo Nix finally showing signs of his elite potential. Chalk worth laying! Take Auburn.