Alabama Crimson Tide at Auburn Tigers: Preview and Pick
9 Replies | 468 ViewsOn 11/24/2013 07:46 AM in NCAA Football
In week 14 of the college football season, the schedule is all about rivalries and teams playing for trophies or in state bragging rights. However this week when the Alabama Crimson Tide hit the road to take on the Auburn Tigers in the legendary Iron Bowl there will be more on the line than just pride. The winner will not only be regarded as one of the best teams in the country, but the rankings will be affected as well as the standings in the SEC West as we head towards a championship game.
Alabama Crimson Tide at Auburn Tigers Odds
The college football odds for this game will favor the Crimson Tide, but the Auburn Tigers are coming on strong and will be at home for this legendary event. This will be one of the biggest games of the weekend and plenty of wagering action will come in on both sides which mean that the point spread will bounce around leading up to kickoff so make sure to check your top rated sportsbook for the latest line.
These teams are very familiar with one another. There is no shortage of respect of confidence from Gus Malzahn, who will lead the Tigers against top-ranked Alabama and Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban with the SEC West division title and a berth in the SEC Championship game on the line. Alabama’s SEC-best scoring defense will be the toughest test yet for Auburn, which averages 39 points per game and leads the conference with 320.3 rushing yards. A victory would not only send Auburn to Atlanta and continue the biggest turnaround in college football this season but it would send ripples through the college football world.
The latest college football trends reveal that this could be a close fought low scoring game. Alabama is 4-1 straight up in its last 5 games when playing Auburn and Alabama is 5-0 straight up in its last 5 games on the road as well as 14-0-1 straight up in its last 15 games. The total has gone under in 5 of Alabama's last 7 games when playing Auburn, but the total has gone over in 5 of Alabama's last 6 games on the road. Auburn is 5-0 straight up in its last 5 games at home, but from a betting standpoint Auburn is 3-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 9 games when playing at home against Alabama.
Alabama Crimson Tide at Auburn Tigers Pick
With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check back on the day of the game to see who we select as our winner for this big game.