Although Auburn and Ole Miss are currently heading in opposite directions in the SEC West race, the early edge for their Week 9 showdown in Oxford is going to the team currently on a losing skid.
Auburn opened as a 1-point underdog to Ole Miss on Sunday morning, according to Vegas Insider. Ole Miss (3-4, 1-3 SEC) is coming off a 38-21 road loss to LSU on Saturday night, while Auburn (5-2, 3-1 SEC) won its fourth straight game with a 56-3 rout of an Arkansas team that beat the Rebels on Oct. 15.
No other team in the SEC has played better against the spread this season than Auburn. The Tigers are 6-1 in that area, with its only failed cover coming in a Week 3 loss to Texas A&M.
Auburn closed as a 10.5-point favorite against Arkansas on Saturday evening and then won by 53 points — the largest margin of victory over a ranked team in school history.
Ole Miss is 3-4 straight up and against the spread this season, but the Rebels have been strong inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Outside of a 48-43 loss to Alabama in Week 3, Ole Miss has beaten the rest of its home opponents in 2016 by at least 20 points.
Auburn has won 12 of its last 16 meetings with Ole Miss. However, the Rebels defeated the Tigers 27-19 in Jordan-Hare Stadium last Halloween.
This year’s matchup between Auburn and Ole Miss will kick off at 7:15 p.m. ET and will be televised by the SEC Network.