AL.com again doubts AU in week 10 against TAMU

Auburn football kicked off a new streak of wins last Saturday after consecutive wins against Arkansas on the road and Ole Miss at Jordan-Hare Stadium, with a bye week in between.

AL.com, a publication few would ever accuse of a maroon slant, believes the AU’s time as a top three SEC team is about to come to an end.

In his final week 10 prediction of the #13 Tigers’ pivotal showdown against Texas A&M at Kyle Field, AL.com’s Christopher Smith suggested dropping Auburn football next Saturday at the current spread (-4.5 ).

Christopher Smith believes the farewell week will help Ryan Caldaza’s passing game as he continues to acclimate to the Aggies attack. He also wonders if Vegas and the general public are overestimating the Tigers this week:

I think the betting market is overestimating Auburn as the Tigers are 3-1 ATS in their last four games with some somewhat misleading final scores.

I have Texas A&M as three points better on a neutral field. But given the home field advantage of a week bye and an advantageous matchup against Auburn’s attack, I think Texas A&M -4.5 is a good bet.

In the end, it comes down to whether Bo Nix and Tank Bigsby can get their way with a Texas A&M defense that has performed at a top 30 level in specified yards. The Aggies D is also one of eight in the country to have given up 15 or fewer touchdowns.

But when it comes to that elusive college football momentum that will keep you warm and fuzzy in the fall, this Auburn team is starting to warm up as one of the top risers in the country. They’ve knocked out all of SEC West’s newcomers, whether they’re at Jordan-Hare Stadium or somewhere out west… regardless of the spread.

The Tigers are a good plus-money bet against any opponent right now, but especially one that Auburn has never beaten in his home turf.

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