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Vanderbilt vs. Auburn Prediction, Preview, Spread, Channel

Looking for a Vanderbilt vs. Auburn preview? Stick around. We’ve got all of the pre-game analysis before the SEC matchup.

Saturday, Nov. 5, the Vanderbilt Commodores take on the Auburn Tigers. The game, to be played at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, is slated for a 12:00 p.m. ET start time and will be broadcast on ESPN. Read on for our Vanderbilt vs. Auburn preview.

According to ESPN’s matchup predictor, which is based on its Football Power Index, Auburn wins the matchup between the two teams 93.5% of the time. The spread, via Oddsshark, has the Tigers favored as well.

Spread: Auburn -26

Game Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

Channel: ESPN

Vanderbilt vs. Auburn preview:

Vanderbilt (4-4) enters the contest on a two-game winning streak with its most recent win coming on Oct. 22 against Tennessee State. The Commodores beat Georgia on the road the previous week 17-16. Auburn (6-2) has won five straight after knocking off Ole Miss 40-29 last weekend.

The Tigers put on a running clinic against the Rebels with 307 rushing yards. Kamryn Pettway led the charge for Auburn with 236 rushing yards and one touchdown on 30 carries. The Tigers' pass defense was torched though allowing 465 yards through the air.

Vanderbilt dominated on the ground against Tennessee State two weeks ago rushing for over 350 yards. The 'Dores were led by Ralph Webb and Khari Blasingame who each rushed for over 100 yards on the day.

This is the first meeting between the two teams since 2012 when Vandy topped Auburn 17-13 in Nashville.

Vanderbilt vs. Auburn Prediction:

If you're looking for a smash mouth, run heavy game this one is for you as both teams are built around their success in the run game.

Auburn sits third in the nation averaging 342.1 rushing yards per game while Vanderbilt averages just under 163 yards on the ground per contest. Vandy's Webb may be the best kept secret in college football as he has 855 rushing yards so far this season averaging 5.2 yards per attempt.

Vanderbilt will need to also show it can pass the ball and stop Auburn's run game which it has shown it can this season allowing 157.6 yards on the ground per game.

With that being said, Auburn is playing way too well for Vandy to come into Auburn and knock off the Tigers.

Auburn 33, Vanderbilt 21