LINE: Auburn -3.5, o/u: 55.5
POINT TOTAL PICK: Under
It’s the one game you’re going to watch this weekend other than your own, and you’re going to want to have something to do with it.
The line is a bit tricky. Oregon is better than Auburn, but Auburn is the SEC team with a relatively favorable crowd, and …
The point total should be a bit easier to figure out.
The 55.5 is a wee bit high considering the Auburn offense is starting a true freshman QB in Bo Nix, and the defense should be among the nation’s best.
Oregon has the offensive firepower, and it was able to put up big points on Cal and Washington’s defense last season, but in Week 1, this should be a bit more of a ragged slugfest than a high-powered shootout.
It would be nice to get a few more points – the total started at 58 and was around 57 for a while – but this will be more likely be around 27ish-24ish than played in the 30s for both sides.