AUBURN, Ala. — After its second loss of the season and its first against the spread Saturday night, Auburn will find itself as an early home underdog for its Week 4 matchup with No. 17 LSU.
According to Vegas Insider, Auburn opened as a 2.5-point underdog to LSU for this upcoming Saturday evening. The line has since moved to 3.5 points in favor of the Bayou Bengals, who improved to 2-1 with a 23-20 SEC West victory over Mississippi State in Week 3.
Auburn closed as a 1-point home favorite in Week 3 against a ranked Texas A&M team. The Tigers lost 29-16 following another poor showing from Gus Malzahn’s offense. The 1-2 Tigers will host LSU on Saturday at 5 p.m. CT inside Jordan-Hare Stadium.
LSU fell to Wisconsin at historic Lambeau Field in its season opener before beating FCS program Jacksonville State, 34-13, in Week 2. Les Miles’ team raced out to a 23-3 halftime lead against Mississippi State but was blanked 17-0 in the second half by the Bulldogs.
Auburn has won six of its last eight home meetings with LSU, dating back to the 2000 season. The Tigers routed LSU 41-7 inside Jordan-Hare Stadium in 2014 — a game that was Auburn’s second-to-last home SEC win before its current losing streak of six games.