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2015 Birmingham Bowl Betting Preview - Auburn Favored Over Memphis

The 2015 Birmingham Bowl takes place on Wednesday, December 30, and features the Auburn Tigers taking on the Memphis Tigers. The game at Legion Field is scheduled to kick off at 12:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN. Currently, Auburn is a slight favorite with gamblers to win.

Auburn is 6-6 SU and 3-9 ATS so far this season. Three of their games have gone OVER the line, with seven going UNDER, and two being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 29-13 loss to Alabama, where they lost against the spread as 14 ½ point home underdogs. The total went UNDER the 47 ½ point line set by the sportsbook in that game.

Memphis is 9-3 SU and 6-5-1 ATS overall this year. Six of their games have gone OVER the line, while the other six all went UNDER. They are coming off of a 63-0 win over Southern Methodist, where they won against the spread as 20 point home favorites. The total went UNDER the 70 point line set by oddsmakers for that matchup.

Auburn is 4-0 ATS in December games, and 5-2 ATS in bowl games. They are 3-10 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 5-18 ATS overall lately. They are 2-10 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise, and 0-8 ATS in non-conference games. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 against teams with a winning record, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 games after a SU loss. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 overall, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 in December. The total has gone UNDER in 7 of their last 10 bowl games, and UNDER in 3 of their last 6 in non-conference play.

Memphis is 18-7-2 ATS in non-conference play, and 1-6-1 ATS against teams from the SEC. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 6 games in December, and UNDER in 4 of their last 5 overall. The total has gone OVER in 4 of their last 5 bowl games, and OVER in 4 of their last 5 non-conference games. The total has gone OVER in 7 of their last 9 after a win spreadwise, and OVER in 6 of their last 8 against the SEC.

These teams have never met before. For Wednesday's Birmingham Bowl, Auburn is listed in the betting odds as a -3 point favorite. The over/under is set at 63 ½ points. On the moneyline, Auburn is a -160, while Memphis is listed at +140.