A Saturday day background for Week 6 of the NCAAF year features quite a few stellar matchups for us to dig into. Among the days greatest games will see a pair of Top 10 SEC teams square off down in Gainesville.
The Auburn Tigers will bring their record on the road to take without a blemish on their 2019 resume on the Florida Gators, yet another powerhouse . In the AP Auburn was rated 7th, while Florida checked in at 10th.
The Tigers have already passed this season to a few tests . Two of their five wins have come over teams. The Gators havent had anywhere near as tough a schedule as of yet, but that changes in the coming weeks because conference play heats up.
This sport is one of many which are going to have a really major impact on the Top 10 rankings of the following week. Lets take a look at the matchup in detail, beginning with the way the oddsmakers watch it.
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On Saturday night, Auburn welcomed Mississippi State to city as 7.5-point favorites. They dominated the game and held that a lead at the half. The second half has been somewhat quieter, however, the Tigers had trouble. Bo Nix delivered a stellar performance throwing for 2 scores and 335 yards.
Florida was home over the weekend to get what equates to little over a tune-up game versus Towson. The Gators cruised to a 38-0 victory, holding their opponents. The defense forced three turnovers and racked up four sacks and eight tackles for loss in the scrimmage. Kyle Trask accounted for three total scores from the rout and pitched for 188 yards.
As stated, the Tigers hold a set of wins over teams . Back in Week 1, then they squared off with Oregon at AT&T Stadium as 3.5-point favorites. They trailed for much of the match but rallied for a 27-21 win. They paid a visit to Texas. After racing out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter, then they proceeded to secure a victory.
The Gators have three wins however they have been tested in their two contests. From the opener, they have been 7-point favorites Miami, but they had to work for a 24-20 triumph in a defensive-minded affair. A few weeks later, they traveled into Kentucky since 9.5-favorites. They were down big heading in the last quarter, but got it together and rallied for a 29-21 win.
Although Auburn wins the struggle on the ground through five games, Florida has the passing strike that is more powerful. Both guards are solid but the edge goes to Florida. That said, three of their victories came over lesser foes in which they allowed a total of three points. While the Tigers adverse turnover could come back to bite them too long, the Gators have the pass racing border.
Nix hasnt been shooting the lights out, but he is doing a solid job for the undefeated team. He has finished 57.6 percent of his passes for 980 yards, seven dents, and two selections. Hes additionally inserted on the ground on 173 yards and 2 TDs. JaTarvious Whitlow leads the backfield at 92/463/7. While Jeremiah Dinson leads with 34 tackles, seth Williams paces the pass catchers with four squares.
Trask has been given the keys afterwards Feleipe Franks went to injury. He has a 77.3 completion percentage for 647 yards, five dents, and two picks, and has additionally included two rushing TDs. While Van Jefferson tops the wideouts at 18/248/1 lamical Perine is the top rusher at 55/197/3. David Reese II directs the team with 36 tackles, while Jonathan Greenard is shirts with four sacks.
Auburn leads the string between both of these teams with a perimeter of 43-38-2. They have won the last three years. The meeting took place in 2011 with the Tigers walking away with a win at home.
This calendar year, Auburn is 2-3 on levels and 5-0 ATS. The Gators have been all 1-4 on the Over/Under and 2-3 ATS. Last season, the Tigers finished up at 8-5 overall, 6-7 ATS, and 5-8 on totals. Florida was 10-3 straight-up, 9-4 ATS, also 8-4-1 on totals.
As 2016, Auburn is 6-3 both straight-up and ATS as a road favorite. The Gators are 1-2 as home underdogs during that span and 2-1 ATS. Over precisely the same span, the Tigers are 17-10 at 16-10-1 ATS with along with SEC play. Florida is currently 16-11 in conference games and 11-15-1 ATS.
Meetings of Top 10 conference foes that are dont happen everyday, therefore we should have a treat. Auburn didnt enter the 2019 campaign with a ton of expectations surrounding the app, but they have overachieved and then some. Florida was being seen as the best team in the SEC East not named Georgia, and that still holds true.
The Tigers are 3-point street favorites for this one, and thats a testament to just how well they have been enjoying. The stunner that is neutral-site was something, but walking into Kyle Field as underdogs and walking out victorious is another. They have to face a team, although the Gators have done their job those on the program.
Theyll on Saturday. Auburn cover to maintain its run rolling and leaves a win to Gainesville.