Georgia Southern at Auburn College Football Picks & Predictions 9/2/2017
Saturday, September 2, 2017
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The Georgia Southern Eagles head to Jordan-Hare Stadium to play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, September 2, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Auburn as 36 point favorites. The Eagles were 3-9-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 5-7-0. The Tigers were 9-4-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 4-9-0.
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Valuable Georgia Southern Eagles Betting Trends
The Georgia Southern Eagles were 5-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Georgia Southern Eagles were 3-9-0 against the spread last year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers were 4-9-0 against the over/under last season
The Auburn Tigers were 9-4-0 against the spread last year
Key Georgia Southern Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
12/05/16 DB Johnathan Ford Ankle probable Monday vs. Oklahoma
12/05/16 DB Joshua Holsey Ankle is upgraded to probable Monday vs. Oklahoma
12/04/16 QB Sean White Shoulder missed last game, probable Monday vs. Oklahoma
11/16/16 DE Byron Cowart Appendix out for season
11/16/16 LB Josh Shockley Shoulder out for season
10/06/16 DB Jayvaughn Myers Knee out indefinitely
10/05/16 RB Malik Miller Knee out indefinitely
09/27/16 LB Paul James III Knee out for season
09/01/16 DB Jeremiah Dinson Knee out indefinitely
08/29/16 DL Jaunta'vius Johnson Knee out indefinitely
08/29/16 RB Stephen Davis Jr Knee out for season
08/29/16 QB Tyler Queen Shoulder out for season
08/27/16 DB Jamel Dean Knee out indefinitely
08/19/16 DL Raashed Kennion Personal has left team
01/01/17 WR Marcus Davis Shoulder expected to miss Monday vs. Oklahoma
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Georgia Southern Eagles were 86th in the country in points scored with 319 last season. They ran 866 plays last year for 1,868 yards, which ranked them 118th in Division 1 in total offense. The Eagles averaged 5.3 yards per play, which was 93rd in the nation. As a team they accumulated a total of 248 1st downs last season, ranking them 90th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Georgia Southern ran for 2,698 yards, which ranked 36th in college football. They ran 602 times, averaging 4.5 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles were penalized on offense 91 times for 778 yards last year, which had them 24th in the country in penalties. Shai Werts is expected to get his first career start at quarterback for Georgia Southern.
Georgia Southern was 38th in the country in points surrendered on defense with 318 last year. They gave up a total of 4,801 yards on D, which was 40th in D-1. The Eagles were 85th in yards per play allowed with 6. Opponent offenses completed 210 throws on 355 attempts against the Georgia Southern Eagles defense last season, ranking them 34th and 32nd in the nation. The Georgia Southern pass defense also surrendered a total of 2,754 yards in the air, which was 44th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 440 attempts for 2,047 yards last season, putting them in 51st place in the country against the run. The Eagles had 61 penalties for 617 yards on defense last year. That placed them 44th in college football.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Tigers ran for 3,527 yards as a team last year, which ranked 8th in college football. They ran 645 times, averaging 5.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Auburn Tigers were penalized on offense 61 times for 475 yards last season, which had them 109th in the country in penalties. They were 45th in the nation in points scored with 406. They ran 932 plays last season for 2,204 yards, which ranked them 108th in Division 1 in total offense. Auburn averaged 6.1 yards per play, which was 40th in college football. As a team they accumulated a total of 285 1st downs last year, placing them 47th overall as an offensive unit. Jarrett Stidham is expected to make his first career start for the Tigers.
The Auburn Tigers rush defense allowed 462 attempts for 1,726 yards last year, putting them in 25th place in D-1 against the run. Auburn committed 79 penalties for 640 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 53rd in college football. They were 7th in the nation in points allowed on defense with 222. They surrendered a total of 4,705 yards on D, which was 31st in the country. The Tigers were ranked 25th in yards per play allowed with 5.1. Opposing offenses completed 270 passes on 465 attempts against the Auburn defense last season, placing them 96th and 102nd in Division 1. The Auburn Tigers pass defense also gave up a total of 2,980 yards through the air, which was 73rd overall in total pass defense.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Tigers -36
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