NCAA Football Auburn Tigers 2019 Win Total
Line and Odds: Over 8 wins (+125), Under 8 Wins (-152)
Free NCAA FB Pick Auburn Tigers 2019 Win Total
It has been nearly 10 years since Cam Newton led the Auburn to a national championship and five years since the Tigers were so close but could not stop Jameis Winston, Kelvin Benjamin and Florida State. The 2018 season did not propel Auburn any closer to another national championship game or its first College Football Playoff appearance.
The Tigers went 8-5 overall and a measly 3-5 in the SEC conference, finishing fifth in the western division and outside the top-25 rankings. Now, with a new season just three months away for head coach Gus Malzahn and his team, let’s take a look at the over and under for Auburn’s 2019 win total.
Over 8 Wins (+125)
Despite the 2018 season, Auburn is still one of the best and highly talented teams in the country. It feels like a distant memory, but just two years ago in 2017 the Tigers finished the season tied for first in the SEC with Georgia before eventually losing to the Bulldogs in the conference championship and then losing again in the 2018 Peach Bowl. For the 2019 Auburn squad, there is plenty of talent on both sides of the ball. The tigers have two very good players on the defensive line in projected first-round pick Derrick Brown and Marlon Davidson. On offense, WR Seth Williams (534 yards & 5 touchdowns) and RB JaTarvious Whitlow (787 rushing yards & 6 touchdowns) look the part of a deadly ground and air attack. Gus Malzahn will have to make a decision at QB choosing between redshirt freshman Joey Gatewood or true freshman Bo Nix. Either way, Nix or Gatewood will have plenty of weapons to use.
Under 8 Wins (-152)
The SEC is the best Power 5 conference in college football, depending on who you’re talking with. For Auburn, they are starring down the gantlet of one of the hardest schedules amongst all Power 5 teams. The Tigers will play against six of the top 12 teams on ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Preseason Rankings with four of those games taking place on the road, to add insult to injury. Auburn plays Oregon on a neutral field to begin the season , away against Texas A&M, away versus Florida and another away game against LSU. Those are just the games on the road, of course, the Tigers also have to face Georgia and Alabama not to mention a sneaky Mississippi State team. It will be extremely challenging for Auburn to get through those games with without multiple losses. The SEC is ruthless and Auburn is going to feel the full force behind that saying this upcoming season.
Free NCAA FB Prediction Auburn Tigers Win Total
Given Auburn’s schedule from hell it will be a daunting vertical climb to over 8 wins. As previously mentioned, winning games in the SEC is the one of the hardest feats to accomplish in college football, even Alabama loses regular season conference games from year-to-year. Auburn could feasibly lose half of the games on its schedule and most football fans wouldn’t be too surprised. But, hey, crazy things happen in college football every year – I don’t see Auburn’s success as one of them.
The Pick: Under (-152)