Thanks to last week’s win by the LSU Tigers over the Alabama Crimson Tide, the Auburn Tigers are now in a position where they just need one win to put the SEC West away. They’ll claim the West Division and keep on track for the BCS Championship Game if they can just beat the Georgia Bulldogs at home.
But which team will beat the 8.5 point college football odds? Check out the answers with these three questions:
Auburn vs. Georgia Betting Key #1: Will the Tigers start to crumble under pressure?
This is really our biggest concern right now. Gene Chizik has never coached a team at this level before, and he still isn’t a lifetime .500 coach even though the Tigers are now 10-0 this year and had a great season in ’09. Cam Newton knows what the big games are like to be at with his days with the Florida Gators, but he has never played in these situations. This is going to be entirely new to him, and every single team in America is gunning to take Auburn down.
– Auburn vs. Georgia Point Spread: Auburn -8.5 points
– Auburn vs. Georgia Over-Under: 65.5 points
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Auburn vs. Georgia Betting Key #2: Can the Aaron Murray to AJ Green combo haunt the Auburn ‘D’?
The Tigers have definitely shown some weaknesses this year on the defensive side of the ball, including when they got ripped apart at home by the Arkansas Razorbacks, playing the entire second half without the services of one of the best quarterbacks in the country, Ryan Mallett. Green sat out the first four games of the season while serving a suspension, but he has already taken over the team lead in receptions (32), receiving yards (510), and touchdowns (7). He is the best receiver in the SEC and needs to help out his true freshman quarterback in one of the biggest games of the season.
Auburn vs. Georgia Betting Key #3: Does Cam Newton have another Heisman Trophy type of performance in him?
We really have no reason to believe otherwise. Newton has sparkled all season long, and he has done a little bit of everything. Heck, two weeks ago he even caught a touchdown pass! Newton is one of the few men in college football that has over 1,000 yards rushing, and he has a whopping 36 touchdowns, an average of 3.6 per game in total. You just don’t find players like this, particularly in the SEC, and Newton is definitely one worth celebrating this year.
We know that the Bulldogs are fighting for their bowl lives and probably that of their head coach, Mark Richt as well, but this is a blessed Auburn team this year. There’s just no way that the Tigers are going to get stopped on a regular basis by this suspect Georgia defense, and though Murray and Green might put a ton of points on the board, there’s just no way that it’s going to be enough. We have no choice but to roll with the Tigers as they snag their 11th win of the season.
Auburn 47 – Georgia 34