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
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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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