- Auburn has -135 odds to win the Birmingham Bowl over Houston.
- There is a 2.5-point spread on the game.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Auburn Tigers and Houston Cougars will meet for the sixth time in history in the 2021 Birmingham Bowl. The game is set to take place at 12:00 p.m. EST on December 28 at Legion Field Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama.
Auburn Vs. #20 Houston Betting Odds
- Auburn -135
- Houston +115
- Spread: AUB -2.5
- Total: 51.5 Points
The fact that online sportsbooks have Houston going into this game as a top-20 team in the country and is still an underdog against an unranked team should scream money. The Cougars have an impressive 11-2 season and are in second place in the American Conference. As for Auburn, they finished way behind at 6-6 and in ninth place in the SEC.
In the regular season, Houston did lose their first game but went on an 11 game win streak to finish out. Their second loss was expected as it came in the AAC Championship game against #4 Cincinnati. Auburn started their season on a high note as well starting out 6-2. However, they went on to lose their last four games of the season.
Cougars Attack The Spread
Both teams finished with similar records against the spread as Houston went 7-6 ATS while Auburn went 6-6. However, the reason behind Houston having the advantage is that they are covering the spread by an average of 4.2 points and are averaging a win margin of 16.3 points. Auburn, on the other hand, is only managing to cover their games by 0.8 points and are winning by 7.4 points.
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Looking at their recent games against the spread, Houston has been able to cover more often than not going 3-2 in their last five games. Looking at the Tigers, they have gone an atrocious 1-3 in their last four games.
The splits on the college football odds here have been somewhat even. Even with strong facts backing up Houston, Auburn is still taking in 59% of total bets while Houston is at 41%.
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