Iron Bowl: Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Auburn Tigers Game Preview and Pick
Alabama and Auburn meet up this week in the Iron Bowl, one of the biggest rivalries in college football. Chants of “War Eagle” and “Roll Tide” will fill the air as both these teams prepare to face off in a game that could have National Title implications.
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The college football odds for this game opened with Alabama has 21 point favorites, and now it can be found as low as 20 points at some online sportsbooks. The number was bet down by the public as 51% of the sports betting public is backing Auburn in this game.
With the recent events that have unfolded in college football over the last few weeks, Alabama knows that a win in this game would basically solidify an appearance in the National title game. Auburn fans would love to be the team that knocks Alabama out of the championship game.
For Alabama the player to watch will be running back Trent Richardson as he should be able to improve his Heisman chances with a big game against a suspect Auburn defense. Auburn will counter with their own superstar running back in Michael Dyer, but the true problem for the Tigers is the defense. Auburn is ranked 81st in total defense and it will be exploited by Alabama. The Tide has a NFL caliber defense that will flex in this game and dominate the opposition.
The Crimson Tide are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games as a favorite of 10.5 or greater, 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games as a road favorite, and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 road games. The Tigers are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game, 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game, and 1-4 ATS after a win.
If Alabama wants to impress the voters they have to win and win big against Auburn. Nick Saban will lay it on thick as the Tide trounces the Tigers and cover this big number.
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