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Ole Miss opens as 3.5 points underdogs against Auburn, because why not

Let’s go burn some money.

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Ole Miss football’s record is currently 5-2 after narrowly coming back to beat Arkansas in Little Rock, 37-33, on Saturday night. The game was weird and wild and pretty much everything we’ve come to expect from this rivalry, because something decidedly unexpected comes to pass every damn year.

What this means for the outlook of Ole Miss’ season from here forward is anyone’s guess. The defense refuses to show up, and Jordan Ta’amu’s heroics can carry the team only so far. Scottie Phillips has emerged as a real run threat, which is very good and great, but this Rebel outfit could fail hard just as much as they succeed in any given week.

That being said, Auburn is hilariously bad this year. The Tigers lost to LSU, 22-21, then rocked Arkansas, 34-3. They beat Southern Miss by 11 then perished at the hands of Mississippi State, 23-9. Just before Ole Miss kicked off with Arkansas, Auburn closed out a 30-24 loss at home to Tennessee. And Tennessee is extremely bad right now.

So it comes as no surprise, then, that the betting line for Auburn AT Ole Miss should immediately get weird. And it is.

The Tigers are currently 3-4 with some questionable losses on the schedule, and so it’s laughable that they should open as 3.5-point favorites in Oxford this week.

The Tigers have been all over the map this year, and it’s rather ridiculous that they’ve been favored in every game they’ve played up to now. Washington may not be the team we all wanted them to be this season, but it’s genuinely funny that with every Auburn loss the Huskies slip further and further from the CFB Playoff. This was, after all, the first MAYHEM WEEK of the 2018 college football season, and it included Washington’s first conference loss of the year.

Auburn with a home loss to Tennessee thus opens as a field goal favorite over Ole Miss in Oxford. Sure. Why the hell not. There’s very little reason to think that this game will play out in an un-chaotic fashion, because this game involves 1) Ole Miss football, which is always already a CHAOS TEAM, and 2) Auburn football in 2018, which is currently very weird.

If you’re degenerate enough to throw money at this line, mercy on your soul.