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Auburn vs. Houston – College Football – Predictions, Betting Lines, Odds and Trends

The oddsmakers think the Birmingham Bowl between the Auburn Tigers and Houston Cougars will be a close one, with the Tigers favored by 2.5 points. The action kicks off at 12:00 PM ET on December 28, 2021 from Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama. An over/under of 51.5 points has been set for the outing.

Auburn vs. Houston Predictions

Auburn vs. Houston Odds

Auburn vs Houston Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Auburn -2.5 -109 -111 51.5 -109 -111

Auburn vs. Houston: Last 3 Games

  • Auburn has covered the spread once, and is 0-3 overall, over its past three contests.
  • In its past three games, Auburn has gone over the total once.
  • The Tigers average total over the last three games is 0.5 points fewer than the 51.5 over/under given for this matchup.
  • Houston has covered the spread once, and is 2-1 overall, in its last three games.
  • In Houston’s past three contests, it has gone over the total twice.
  • The Cougars have averaged a total of 55.3 combined points in their last three games, 3.8 greater than this matchup’s total of 51.5.

Auburn vs. Houston Betting Trends

  • Auburn has compiled a 5-6-0 record against the spread this season.
  • The Tigers have an ATS record of 3-3 when playing as at least 2.5-point favorites.
  • This season, five of Auburn’s games have gone over the point total out of 11 chances.
  • The Tigers have won two of the four games they were listed as the moneyline favorite this season (50%).
  • Auburn has not yet played a game with moneyline odds of or shorter.
  • The implied moneyline probability in this matchup gives the Tigers a 0.0% chance to win.
  • Houston has compiled a 7-6-0 record against the spread this year.
  • The Cougars have an ATS record of 1-1 when playing as at least 2.5-point underdogs.
  • Houston’s games have gone over the total eight times this year.
  • This season, the Cougars have won two out of the four games in which they’ve been the underdog.
  • This season, Houston has won 11 of its 13 games, or 84.6%, when they’re the underdog by at least on the moneyline.

Auburn vs. Houston: Over/Under Trends

  • Auburn and its opponents have combined to outscore Tuesday’s total (51.5 points) five times this season.
  • Eight of Houston’s games finished with a combined score higher than 51.5 points this season.
  • Together, the two teams combine for 66.9 points per game, 15.4 points more than the total of 51.5 for this matchup.
  • This game’s point total is 8.3 fewer points than the 43.2 these two teams combine to give up per game in 2021.
  • This season, the average total for Tigers games is 54 points, 2.5 more than the over/under of 51.5 points for this contest.
  • The over/under for this matchup is 3.7 points fewer than the average over/under in Cougars’ games this season (55.2 points).

Auburn Players to Watch

  • Bo Nix leads Auburn with 2,294 passing yards (191.2 ypg) on 197-of-323 passing with 11 touchdowns compared to three interceptions this season. He also adds 168 rushing yards (14 ypg) on 57 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
  • Tank Bigsby has carried the ball 207 times for a team-high 1,003 yards (83.6 per game), with 10 touchdowns this year.
  • This season Jarquez Hunter has rushed for 576 yards (48 per game) on 84 carries with three touchdowns.
  • Kobe Hudson’s 523 receiving yards (43.6 yards per game) pace all receivers on the team. He’s totaled 40 receptions and three touchdowns.
  • Shedrick Jackson has grabbed 38 passes for 514 yards (42.8 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
  • Demetris Robertson’s 35 receptions have netted him 474 yards (39.5 ypg) and four touchdowns.

Houston Players to Watch

  • Clayton Tune has 3,263 passing yards (251 ypg) to lead Houston, completing 68.5% of his passes and recording 28 touchdown passes and nine interceptions this season.
  • Alton McCaskill’s team-high 883 rushing yards (67.9 per game) have come on 175 carries, with 16 touchdowns this year.
  • This season Ta’Zhawn Henry has collected 515 yards (39.6 per game) on 109 attempts with seven touchdowns.
  • Nathaniel Dell’s 1,179 receiving yards (90.7 yards per game) lead the team. He has 80 receptions with 12 touchdowns.
  • Jeremy Singleton has put up a 478-yard season so far (36.8 receiving yards per game) with five touchdowns, reeling in 27 passes.
  • Jake Herslow’s 31 grabs this season have resulted in 415 yards (31.9 ypg) and four touchdowns.

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