No rivalry in sports can match the Iron Bowl when it comes to hate, passion, high stakes, and college football tradition. The Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers boast the ultimate college football betting rivalry. The Iron Bowl has also provided job security for Auburn coach Gus Malzahn. Auburn’s wins in two of their last three against Alabama spared Gus a date with the unemployment line. Consider that back in 2017, Auburn’s Iron Bowl win over Alabama trigged a massive new contract for Malzahn. In the emotional high of that time it seemed like the right thing to do. However, since then, many Tiger fans probably wish that the extension never occurred. Of course, NOT at the cost of a loss to the Crimson Tide!
Auburn Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide
When: Saturday, November 28, 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Bryant Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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Auburn Tigers +24.5
Alabama Crimson Tide -24.5
Auburn Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide Bookmaker Wagering Analysis
For this matchup squares will prefer the top ranked Crimson Tide. A number one ranked home chalk fits the comfort zone of the masses. By contrast sharps will consider Auburn. Malzahn is the rare coach that can produce sportsbook wins over Nick Saban. That makes him THE exception to the rule in the SEC.
Gus Bus Running Well after Bumpy Start
On Saturday night Auburn scored a 30-17 home win over Tennessee as 10-point betting on college football favorites with under the total of 51 getting the money too. As a result, War Eagle is 5-2 straight up, 4-3 against the spread and 1-6 under the total. Auburn ranks 59th for total offense and 67th for scoring while defensively the Tigers are 61st overall and 25th for points allowed.
The big play against Tennessee was a third quarter 100-yard pick six by Auburn’s Smoke Monday. Although the Tigers may not get style points, they have been getting the money. And defensively War Eagle has proven to be rock solid.
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Last week Alabama took apart outmanned Kentucky 63-3 for an easy home payout. Over the total of 57.5 covered too. Now Alabama is 7-0 straight up and 5-2 both vs. the line and over the total. The Crimson Tide ranks sixth for total offense and third for points allowed. Defensively Alabama ranks 35th overall and 17th for points allowed.
Quarterback Mac Jones has a spectacular rating of 210.3 with 16 touchdowns and two interceptions. Also contributing and keeping defenses honest is Najee Harris with 714 yards rushing, 5.8 yards per carry, and 14 touchdowns.
Auburn Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide Against the Spread
Auburn is 18-14 against the spread. While on the road War Eagle is 5-6 vs. the odds. In SEC games the Tigers are 11-11 on the board.
The Tigers have gone under the total in 21 of 32 games. On the road War Eagle is 2-9 to the under. And as a dog Auburn is 2-5 under the total.
The Crimson Tide is 19-15 against the spread. Specifically, at home Alabama is 10-7 against the line. While against the SEC the Tide has 13 payouts in 23 games.
Alabama has a mark of 20-13-1 over the total. At Bryant Denny Stadium the Crimson Tide is 10-6-1 to the over. While in SEC matchups Alabama is 14-9 over the total.
In this head to head series Auburn has covered three of their last four games against the Crimson Tide. So too does War Eagle have two straight up wins in the last three meetings. The last two games between these teams also went over the total. But at Bryant Denny Stadium the Crimson Tide has gotten the money in three of their last four games against the Tigers. While three of those four games went over the total.
Auburn Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide Bookmaker Free Pick
As mentioned earlier Alabama has had the edge over Auburn at home. While in comparison to Alabama, Auburn’s offense is a betting on NCAAF liability. Tiger quarterback Box Nix’s 132.1 QB rating is far below Big Mac. Alabama has too much this year.
Tigers at Crimson Tide Bookmaker Best Bet: Alabama Crimson Tide
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