Auburn vs. LSU NCAA Football Week 5 Odds

Auburn vs. LSU College Football Betting

Auburn Tigers College Football Betting

When the LSU Tigers hired Brian Kelly, they made a major upgrade. Kelly made the Notre Dame Fighting Irish a perennial College Football Playoff contender. Since his departure, there has been a noticeable decline in quality control at Notre Dame. Kelly wanted a job like LSU because he grew tired of the Notre Dame academic red tape. At LSU, Kelly knows he can bring in any player he wants. By contrast, the Auburn Tigers have seen their recruiting efforts fall through the floor. Auburn coach Bryan Harsin was an out-of-the-box hire. And he has proven to be an extremely poor fit.

NCAA Football Week 5 Betting Odds

LSU Tigers -7.5

Auburn Tigers +7.5

Auburn Tigers Weekly Matchup

On Saturday, October 1, 2022, the LSU Tigers of the SEC will host the Auburn Tigers of the SEC. Kickoff time at Jordan hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama, is at 7:00 p.m. ET, with television coverage on ESPN.

Late on, gamblers have turned on Auburn. They see the rapid decline of a once competitive program. Auburn was and should be a recruiting behemoth. Instead, Auburn is losing players to other schools that it used to sign easily. Brian Kelly is having no such trouble at LSU. Kelly has a strong recruiting background and a great program to sell. LSU will be an attractive choice to sharps looking for a quality road team at a great price. At the same time, Auburn will struggle to attract support from casuals and Wise Guys. War Eagle is a damaged brand, even at Jordan Hare Stadium.

Last game, the LSU Tigers rolled 38-0 against the New Mexico Lobos as 31-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 43.4. LSU has a record of 3-1 straight up, 3-1 against the spread, and 1-3 over/under the total. LSU ranks 22nd for total offense, 28th for passing, 28th for rushing, and 27th for scoring. Defensively they rank 16th overall, 12th against the pass, 44th against the rush, and 16th for points allowed. Also, LSU ranks 4th for turnovers lost and 96th for takeaways. Jayden Daniels had one of his most efficient efforts thus far, completing 24 of 29 passes for 279 yards.

Playing with the same starting lineup on the offensive line for the first time this season, LSU dominated the game statistically but saw a pair of touchdowns negated by penalties in the first half.

Auburn Tigers Weekly Recap

Last game, the Auburn Tigers escaped 17-14 in overtime against the Missouri Tigers as 7.5-point home favorites. The game went under the total of 51. Auburn has a record of 3-1 straight up, 0-4 against the spread, and 2-2 over/under the total. Auburn ranks 87th for total offense, 100th for passing, 58th for rushing, and 100th for scoring. Defensively they rank 54th overall, 67th against the pass, 59th against the rush, and 53rd for points allowed. Also, Auburn ranks 50th for turnovers lost and 116th for takeaways.

Cayden Bridges recovered a fumble in the end zone to give Auburn an overtime victory over Mizzou in an SEC opener on Saturday. Missouri running back Nathaniel Peat dropped the football before a potential game-winning touchdown, and Bridges landed on it to seal the victory for Auburn.

Auburn kicker Anders Carlson got a second chance and hit a 39-yard field goal to give the hosts the lead in overtime. Missouri jumped offsides on Carlson's first try, from 44 yards out, which was missed. Carlson's field goal was the only scoring after halftime. Auburn scored both of its touchdowns in the first quarter, and Missouri tied it up with its own two touchdowns in the second quarter.

The teams combined for 12 consecutive punts in the second half before Auburn running back Tank Bigsby was stopped on fourth-and-1 from the Missouri 30-yard line with 1:37 remaining. Auburn was a perfect three for three fourth-and-short before the late stop.

Missouri kicker Harrison Mevis missed a 26-yard field goal attempt at the end of regulation. Missouri played for the final field goal following a 39-yard pass from Brady Cook to Dominic Lovett in the last minute.

2022 Auburn Tigers Schedule

Sep 3 vs. Mercer W 42-16 1-0
Sep 10 vs. San Jose State W 24-16 2-0
Sep 18 vs. Penn State L 12-41 2-1
Sep 25 vs. Missouri W 17-14 3-1
Oct 1 vs. LSU - -
Oct 8 at Georgia - -
Oct 15 at Mississippi - -
Oct 22 OFF
Oct 29 vs. Arkansas - -
Nov 5 at Mississippi State - -
Nov 12 vs. Texas A&M - -
Nov 19 vs. WKU - -
Nov 26 at. Alabama - -
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