Auburn's Carlton Davis celebrates after making a tackle during the fourth quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide Nov. 25, 2017, at Jordan Hare Stadium on in Auburn.
Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images
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Auburn favored over Georgia in SEC championship rematch

Auburn had few problems in a 40-17 blowout win over Georgia three weeks ago. The rematch could be closer, but the Tigers remained favored.

Georgia is a 2.5-point underdog in the SEC championship, per The Bulldogs were favored by that same amount prior to the first Auburn game.

The Bulldogs won the SEC East in a landslide, sweeping the division for the first time by an average score of 41-12. Their lone bad day came in Auburn Nov. 11, when the Bulldogs distanced themselves from their previous clean, disciplined play that made them the No. 1 team in football.

The total points is set at 49 for Saturday. Unless Auburn’s defense repeats its last performance, a shootout could be looming.

Georgia and Auburn played Nov. 11 at Auburn. The Tigers upset the Bulldogs, 40-17. It was Georgia's only loss this season. Saturday's rematch at Mercedes-Benz Stadium has national title hopes implications. It is the seventh SEC title game to have two teams who played in the regular season. The team that won the regular season matchup is 5-1 in the title game. Auburn has played in one SEC title-game rematch. Auburn beat South Carolina early in the 2010 season. Cam Newton then led the Tigers again to a win

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