Thursday NCAA Betting – SEC Clash on ESPN as Auburn Visits Mississippi State

If last week’s results are any indication we could see a lot of points put up on the board on Thursday in NCAA betting as Mississippi State hosts Auburn.

The Bulldogs put up 49 points against Memphis while Auburn put up 52 against Arkansas State.  High scoring games are always fun to watch on ESPN and this could be another one in college football betting on Thursday night.

Auburn is going to be favored at Sbg but that doesn’t mean Mississippi State can’t compete in this game.  The Bulldogs were extremely impressive last week in the win over Memphis and they might be able to put up a fight against Auburn.

Cameron Newton is Ready – Auburn has a new quarterback this year in Cameron Newton and he looked very good last week. He was 9 of 14 for 186 yards and three TDs and he ran 15 times for 171 yards and two TDs. You might remember that Newton was the backup to Tim Tebow at Florida before transferring to Auburn. He had to sit out last year but he showed last week he is ready to make a huge impact in the SEC this season. The 171 yards he rushed for was an Auburn record for a quarterback.  Newton is not Tebow yet but before the season is over he could start to be mentioned as a Heisman contender.

No Auburn Defense – The Tigers may need to outscore people all year to win games. Their defense gave up 323 yards to a rotten Arkansas State team last week.  The Auburn defense gave up 26 points which is not a good sign heading into SEC play.

Bulldogs Score 49 in their Opener – Mississippi State got four TD passes from redshirt freshman quarterback Tyler Russell in their opener as they scored 49 points against Memphis in a 49-7 win. IT was the most points Mississippi State has scored in eight years.  Russell did not start the game as he split time with starter Chris Relf but he could have the starting job all to himself soon.

NCAA betting trends favor Auburn – The favorite in this series is 8-0 straight up and 7-1 against the spread in the last eight meetings between the two teams at Mississippi State.