Auburn football opens as double-digit home favorite vs. Mississippi State
AUBURN, Ala. — Auburn football’s Week 4 was vastly different from Mississippi State, and Las Vegas showed it Sunday with its line for their Week 5 meeting.
No. 15 Auburn (3-1, 1-0 SEC) opened as a 10-point favorite over No. 24 Mississippi State (3-1, 1-1 SEC), according to Vegas Insider. This is the fourth time this season Auburn will be a double-digit favorite, with its only cover coming Saturday night in a 51-14 win at Missouri. Auburn is 1-3 against the spread this season.
Mississippi State lost its first game of the season Saturday night in a 31-3 blowout loss at now-No. 7 Georgia. It was the first time the Bulldogs have failed to cover the spread in 2017, as they closed as 2.5-point underdogs against Georgia.
Auburn is 6-4 in its last 10 meetings against Mississippi State, but it is also 4-6 against the spread during that span. The Tigers covered as 3-point favorites last season against Mississippi State in a 38-14 win in Starkville.
Auburn has won six of its last eight home games against Mississippi State. The Tigers are 62-26-2 all-time in the series. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m. ET/5 p.m. CT this Saturday on ESPN.