Auburn Football 2012: Some Fun Discussing Predicted Early Betting Lines

Kevin McGradySenior Writer IJune 7, 2012

AUBURN, AL - SEPTEMBER 10:  Aubie, the mascot for the Auburn Tigers, performs during a game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Auburn Tigers  on September 10, 2011 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)
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One website has posted early lines on all 12 Auburn games for the coming season, according to It is an interesting read and almost identical overall to preseason lines for Auburn during the last decade.

Taking into consideration that Auburn has consistently performed in the same range for each season in the last decade, we can all form our own conclusions on how well this projects Auburn’s future.

My thoughts:

Clemson -3 — I think Auburn is not just a little too much for Clemson this year. This is the prototypical game where odds makers usually get it really wrong. This one will be decided along the lines and not with skilled positions.

Mississippi State -1.5 — This is the Super Bowl for Mississippi State fans every year, and they lose every year. This year they will likely lose worse than at any time in recent memory.

Louisiana Monroe: Auburn-26 — Auburn wins, but take the points. Gene Chizik is not known for embarrassing opponents if the opportunity arises.

LSU -7.5 — In my opinion, this is a pick'em this year. I think this game is too close to call at this point.

Arkansas -1 — Arkansas has problems—severe problems. Pick Auburn outright in this one.

Ole Miss: Auburn -7 — This is about right as Ole Miss improves this season.

Vanderbilt: Auburn -4 — This is a bit low, but in the range.

Texas A&M: Auburn -9 — This is about right.

New Mexico State: Auburn -34 — Auburn wins, but take the points.

Georgia -1.5 — Pick Auburn outright in this one.

Alabama A&M: Auburn -38.5 — Auburn wins and covers in this one.

Alabama -16.5 — Take Auburn in this one.

It appears if this site is even close to right, there should be some gambling potential for those skilled at such things during this season. For the rest of us, it is a fun topic to discuss in the preseason. What do you think?