Auburn opened as a slight road favorite for next weekend’s game at South Carolina.

The Tigers, coming off a narrow escape against an upset-minded Arkansas, opened as three-point favorites against the Gamecocks, according to VegasInsider.com. The line quickly shifted to Auburn -2.5.

Auburn (2-1) will travel to Columbia, S.C., to take on South Carolina (1-2) on Saturday for an 11 a.m. CT kick. The game will be broadcast on ESPN.

Auburn is coming off its close win against Arkansas, while South Carolina is coming off its first win of the season, a 41-7 walloping of Vanderbilt.

This weekend’s meeting will mark the first between the programs since 2014, as well as the first for Auburn against former defensive coordinator Will Muschamp, who spent the 2015 season on the Plains before leaving for the head coaching position at South Carolina.

Auburn leads the all-time series with South Carolina, 10-1-1, and has won eight straight against the Gamecocks dating back to 1996.

Tom Green is an Auburn beat reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter @Tomas_Verde.

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