The Duel

Minnesota vs Auburn Predictions for 2020 Outback Bowl

Colton Dodgson
True freshman Bo Nix led the Auburn Tigers to a No. 12 finish in the CFP rankings
True freshman Bo Nix led the Auburn Tigers to a No. 12 finish in the CFP rankings / Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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The Auburn Tigers lost three games in the gauntlet that is the SEC this season. Under true freshman Bo Nix, they finished at No. 12 in the final College Football Playoff rankings and ended the regular season with an Iron Bowl win over Alabama. Their final test is a meeting with the No. 18 Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Outback Bowl, in which Auburn is currently a 7-point favorite, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're considering placing a wager on this game, it's always wise to read up on what some industry experts are saying first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the 2020 Outback Bowl.

Outback Bowl Predictions

Bleacher Report
Jake Rill, of Bleacher Report, likes Minnesota to cover a 7-point spread as underdogs.

Washington Post
Neil Greenberg and Matt Bonesteel, of the Washington Post, are split on the Outback Bowl. Bonesteel likes the Golden Gophers to keep the game within seven points. Greenberg, on the other hand, thinks the Tigers will cover a 7.5-point spread.

ESPN
Adam Rittenberg, senior writer at ESPN, thinks Auburn will dispel of Minnesota with relative ease. He's projecting a 31-20 final score in favor of the Tigers.

Three of the four experts we highlighted here are picking Auburn to cover the spread, making Bonesteel the only expert siding with Minnesota in the Outback Bowl.


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