Auburn opens as an incredibly narrow underdog against the No. 10 team in the nation.
The Ole Miss Rebels (6-1, 3-1 SEC) will travel up to Auburn to take on the No. 18 Tigers (5-2, 2-1 SEC) in a battle that has some very serious SEC West implications. Auburn controls its own destiny to Atlanta. If they win out (ESPN’s FPI gives Auburn a 0.3% chance to do so), they’re in the SEC championship game. Ole Miss needs a little extra help. If the Rebels defeat Auburn, they will need Alabama to lose one more game on their remaining schedule. Alabama’s best chance to lose (according to ESPN’s FPI) will come in their regular-season finale against Auburn (Auburn has a 17.3% chance to win as of October 24th).
As would be expected, because the game is in Jordan-Hare Stadium, the line for this game is incredibly small in favor of Ole Miss.
Line: Ole Miss (-0.5)
Auburn is coming off of a huge momentum-building win over Arkansas on the road. The Tigers took their bye week this weekend as well, giving themselves time to both rest and prepare for Ole Miss on October 30th.