Alabama vs. Auburn odds, predictions, betting trends for Iron Bowl on CBS
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Alabama No.3 meets Auburn on Saturday in the Iron Bowl.
Kick-off is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Alabama, Alabama. The game will be televised on CBS.
Alabama (10-1) will look to put the finishing touches on another run in their division ahead of the highly anticipated SEC Championship game against No.1 Georgia. Quarterback Bryce Young builds on this. which could be a season for the Heisman Trophy, and Nick Saban is 9-5 in the Iron Bowl, but that includes a 3-4 record at Auburn.
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Auburn (6-5) has had an eventful season under the guidance of first-year coach Bryan Harsin, but that record is lost to his state rival. Quarterback TJ Finley will get another start in place of Bo Nix, who has been lost for the season with a broken ankle. The Tigers need to effectively spin the ball around Tank Bigsby to stand a chance.
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It’s still a big theater in the SEC when the Crimson Tide and the Tigers meet, and the pressure is on Alabama down the road. With that in mind, here’s everything you need to know about betting on the Iron Bowl.
Alabama vs Auburn odds
- Disseminate: Alabama -19.5
- Above / Below: 55.5
- Moneyline: Alabama -1250, Auburn +710
Three trends to know
– The Tigers are 4-2 S / U at home this season, but the only game they went under was against Georgia. Auburn lost 34-10 and failed to cover the spread in this game.
– The Crimson Tide are 6-5 ATS this season and have been favored by double digits in every game. In the SEC West game, Alabama is 2-3 ATS.
–Alabama have been favored in six of the last seven Iron Bowls at Jordan-Hare Stadium, and the Crimson Tide are only 2-5 ATS in those games. Alabama covered as a double-digit favorite in two of those three games. A look at these results:
|2007||AUB -4.5||AUB 17-10|
|2009||ALA -10||ALA 26-21|
|2011||ALA -21||ALA 42-14|
|2013||ALA -9.5||SAU 34-28|
|2015||ALA -14.5||ALA 29-13|
|2017||ALA -4.5||AUB 26-14|
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Three things to watch out for
– The transient attack on Alabama. Young is on a five-game teardrop since losing to Texas A&M. In that streak, he’s averaging 370 passing yards per game with 18 touchdowns and no interceptions. Young also completes 78.9% of his passes in this stretch. If Auburn can’t slow that down, then there won’t be much to this game. The Tigers are 11th in the SEC in passing defense and allowing for 10.9 yards per catch. It’s a huge challenge for Auburn’s defensive coordinator Derek Mason.
– Percentage of completion of TJ Finley. Finley replaced Nix and the transfer quarterback had three touchdowns and no interceptions. That said, it has a completion percentage of 52.3. Auburn is 1-4 against FBS Schools this season when their quarterbacks perform less than 60% of their passes, and Alabama has allowed a 63.9% completion percentage for the year. Finley must take advantage of these opportunities in the passing game.
– Will Anderson Jr. Is there a more dominant defensive player in college football? Anderson has 13.5 sacks and 27.5 tackles for a loss. He also leads the Crimson Tide with eight rushed quarterbacks. It’s going to be a challenge to keep Finley in comfortable situations, especially in third and long.
Stat that matters
Alabama has allowed more than 100 rushing yards in just three games this season. They’ve allowed 285 passing yards or more in four games, which includes the loss to Texas A&M and a close game against Arkansas last week. Auburn will try to limit Alabama’s possessions by focusing on the racing game, but at some point they’ll have to take risks with Finley. The Alabama high school has had a few blackouts this year, but eight different players have been intercepted.
Prediction Alabama vs Auburn
It’s not just about Young. This is the supporting cast. Brian Robinson, Jr. averaged 4.9 yards per carry with 14 touchdowns, and the tandem of Jameson Wiliams (1,218 yards, 13 touchdowns) and John Metchie III (895 yards, 7 touchdowns) have been consistent all season long. . All three will find the end zone. Alabama’s story at Jordan-Hare Stadium is worth knowing, but the Tigers face an uphill battle against an offensive machine preparing for the ultimate test against Georgia. Alabama will not stop there.
Final score: Alabama 38, Auburn 20
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