In most cases, Week 1 of the college football season tells us very little about what to expect the rest of the way. Some of the top teams may look a little wobbly in downing a lesser opponent, which was very much the case with Michigan, while others may have a great win in Week 1, only to totally lay an egg over the next couple of weeks. When it comes to wagering, I never try to get too carried away based on a single result, as that usually blows up in your face when you decide to go all in on a team that looked good in their opening game.
Besides the final result, you also need to look at the bigger picture and issues that may have shown up in that win. The perfect example of this could be seen in the Auburn Tigers win over Oregon in Week 1. Yes, it was great to get a big win, but they may also now have a bit of a QB controversy on their hands. It should be a smoother ride this week for Auburn, who are favored by 17 over Tulane. The point total for this one has been set at 51 ½.
Tulane vs Auburn 2019 College Football Week 2 Betting Lines & Prediction
- When: Saturday, September 7, 7:30 PM EST
- Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
- TV: ESPN2
- Radio: SiriusXM
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Football Week 2 Betting Lines: Auburn -17 (Total 51.5)
- Mostly Sunny: 33°C/91°F
- Humidity: 51%
- Precipitation: 0%
- Cloud Cover: 23%
- Wind: 6 mph WNW
- Stadium Type: Open
Why bet on the Tulane Green Wave?While Tulane do not play at the same level as the Auburn Tigers do, you cannot deny that they have been consistently winning football games. After their 42-14 win over FIU in Week 1, the Green Wave has now won 6 of their last 7 games, a run that stretches back into last season and includes a Bowl Game win over ULL.
Where things tend to go off the rails for this team is in Week 2 of the season, as they are just 2-13 SU in their last 15 games in the second week of the season. If there is one wager worth looking at with this team, it would almost certainly be the UNDER, as they are trending that way in a lot of different areas. Overall, 9 of their last 12 have gone UNDER, as has 5 of their last 6 road games. The UNDER has also hit in their last 6 games versus SEC opponents.
Team Stats (Last 10 Games)
- Score: 13.00
- Rush Yards: 106.00
- Pass Attempts: 39.00
- Completion Percentage: 51.28
- Passing Yards: 283.00
- Total Yards: 389.00
- Turnovers: 3.00
Why bet on the Auburn Tigers?The Auburn Tigers opened their season with a thrilling 27-21 come from behind win versus Oregon, a victory that saw them jump from #16 to #10. While it was definitely a huge win for the Tigers, it did create a bit of an issue at the QB position. Starter Jason Stidham was mostly ineffective before being yanked, after which Bo Nix provided the heroics.
It’ll be interesting to see who starts here. Let’s not forget that Auburn beat a ranked Washington Huskies team in Week 1 last year, only to end up having a disappointing season. The Tigers are 7-1 SU in September games and are 17-2 SU in their last 19 at home.
Team Stats (Last 10 Games)
- Score: 38.00
- Rush Yards: 220.00
- Pass Attempts: 19.00
- Completion Percentage: 84.21
- Passing Yards: 212.00
- Total Yards: 432.00
- Turnovers: 1.00
Tulane vs Auburn 2019 College Football Week 2 Betting Trends
- Green Wave are 5-0 SU in their last 5 games played on a Saturday
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tulane’s last 6 games on the road
- Tigers are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games played in September
- Tigers are 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played on a Saturday
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Auburn’s last 7 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction for Tulane vs AuburnI think the Auburn Tigers ride the wave of emotion created with their win in Week 1 into this game, which should lead them to a comfortable win where they cover the spread.
Score: Tulane Green Wave 17 – Auburn Tigers 39