Purdue vs Auburn 2018 Music City Bowl Lines & Prediction

Purdue vs Auburn 2018 Music City Bowl Lines & Prediction

Written by on December 26, 2018

Surprising Purdue has a shot to take down a vaunted SEC squad on Friday, Dec. 28 in the 2018 Music City Bowl at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. Purdue’s a slight dog heading into the matchup. Will the Boilermakers prevail over the tough Tigers?

Purdue vs Auburn 2018 Music City Bowl Lines & Prediction

Weather Forecast

  • Partly Cloudy: 16°C/61°F
  • Humidity: 62%
  • Precipitation: 1%
  • Wind: 9 mph W
  • Cloud Cover: 54%
  • Type of Stadium: N/A

Why Purdue Boilermakers are a good bet +3.5?

When Purdue’s on it’s game, they can hang with the best teams in the nation. The Boilermakers are the only team this season to beat mighty Ohio State. The win happened back on Oct. 20 when Purdue dominated the Buckeyes 49-20. That victory sealed Ohio State’s fate. Even though the Buckeyes went on to win the Big Ten Championship, they had no chance of getting into the College Football Playoff. If the Purdue teams shows up on Friday that beat the Buckeyes, they should handle Auburn.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 31.9
  • Total Yards: 459
  • Pass Yards: 317.8
  • Rush Yards: 141.2
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 27.2
  • Total Yards: 445.3
  • Pass Yards: 280.8
  • Rush Yards: 164.6

Why Auburn Tigers are a good bet -3.5?

The Auburn Tigers had a down season, but they can salvage it if they’re able to beat Purdue and win the Music City Bowl. Auburn couldn’t hang with losses that made sense to LSU, Georgia, and Alabama. Even the losses to Tennessee and Mississippi State makes sense because the SEC is deep. But, Auburn started the season beating Pac 12 Champion Washington. If they can rediscover some of that magic, they should have no trouble taking down Purdue.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Average Score For: 28.2
  • Total Yards: 373.6
  • Pass Yards: 209.5
  • Rush Yards: 164.1
Defense:
  • Average Score Against: 19.6
  • Total Yards: 363.6
  • Pass Yards: 222.4
  • Rush Yards: 141.2

2018 Music City Bowl Trends for Purdue vs Auburn 

  • Boilermakers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games
  • Purdue is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
  • Tigers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games in December
  • Auburn is 16-8 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Auburn’s last 10 games

Purdue vs Auburn Final 2018 Music City Bowl Analysis:

This is a bad matchup for Purdue. The Boilermakers are a good team, but they’re not prepared to face a top SEC squad that probably should have a much better record than 7-5. Auburn started the season 2-0 and only a 21-22 loss to LSU in their third game knocked them out of the Top 10. The Tigers lost to both Georgia and Alabama on the road this season. The Mississippi State loss was on the road while they just failed against Tennessee. If Auburn’s mind is on football, they should dominate Purdue. The guess here’s that they’ll have their mind on football. Music City Bowl Pick: Auburn Tigers -3.5