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Mississippi State vs Auburn: Opening Odds

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Mississippi State opened as a slight favorite, but the line has shifted toward Auburn

NCAA Football: Mississippi State at Auburn John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

At the time that this was written, according to Vegas and the folks over at Oddshark.com, Auburn is currently a 2.5 point favorite against Mississippi State for the SEC matchup. The game between the Tigers and the Bulldogs is set for Saturday, October 8th in Starkville.

Auburn being favored shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Though they have also struggled at times to start the season, they’ve had a bit more success than the Bulldogs against better competition. They took down LSU thanks in part to a last second miracle whereas MSU lost on the road after a failed late comeback attempt. Auburn also matched up fairly well with Clemson to start the season and their defense stifled Deshaun Watson and the Clemson offense for most of the game.

The game between Auburn and Mississippi State is always an important one, and the past few years it has been a fairly evenly matched affair. It’ll be interesting to see how the Bulldogs can fare against Auburn this season.