In a game between two programs that are nationally ranked in the Top 20, the No. 16 Tigers of Auburn (+3.5) are gearing up to host their in-conference rival Alabama Crimson Tide (-3.5) at Jordan-Hare Stadium. CBS will televise the action and the game is scheduled to kick off at 3:30 p.m. ET.
No. 5 Alabama at No. 16 Auburn Betting Odds 11/30/2019
Alabama is favored by 3.5 points in this SEC matchup. The Crimson Tide are currently being given -175 moneyline odds while the Tigers are +155. This SEC tilt should present some in-game betting opportunities. The over/under has been set at 50 points.
The Crimson Tide are 10-1 straight up (SU), including 6-1 SU against SEC opponents. The Tigers are 8-3 SU overall and are also 4-3 SU in conference play. The Crimson Tide are down 0.2 units so far in 2019 and 6-5 against the spread (ATS). The team has posted an O/U record of 6-5.
The surprising Tigers are up 3.3 units this season. They’re 8-3 ATS and have an O/U record of 4-7.
The Tide are coming off a resounding 66-3 victory over Western Carolina last week. The passing game was on point as Mac Jones completed 10 passes on 12 attempts for 275 yards and three touchdowns. Najee Harris (66 rushing yards on 14 attempts, one TD) and Keilan Robinson (92 yards on eight carries, one TD) led the ground attack while Devonta Smith (four receptions, 94 yards, two TDs) and Jaylen Waddle (three catches, 101 yards, one TD) handled the receiving duties in the win.
Auburn is coming off of a 52-0 win over Samford. As a group, the Tigers collectively completed 22-of-32 passes for 251 yards and three touchdowns. Bo Nix went 15-for-23 for 150 yards and one touchdown while Cord Sandberg was five-of-seven for 84 yards and two touchdowns. Shaun Shivers (55 rushing yards on nine attempts, one TD) handled the running game while Williams (four receptions, 45 yards) and Anthony Schwartz (four catches, 25 yards) led the receiving attack in the win.
Alabama has run the ball on 51.8 percent of its offensive plays this year, including 48.2 percent across possessions in conference play. Auburn has an overall rush percentage of 59.1 percent, and has run the ball 56.5 percent of the time against SEC opponents. The Crimson Tide have produced 169 rush yards per game (including 141 per game against Southeastern opponents) and have 24 touchdowns on the ground this year. The Tigers are totaling 214 rush yards per contest (173 in conference) and have 28 total rushing TDs.
The Tide have logged a ridiculous 344 yards per contest through the air overall (355 per game versus conference opposition) and have 42 passing scores so far. The Tigers have recorded 213 pass yards per game (221.0 against SEC foes) and have 18 total pass TDs.
On the defensive side of the ball, Alabama has allowed 131 rush yards and 184 pass yards per game. Auburn has allowed 109.6 yards per game on the ground and 196.9 to opponents in the air. The Tide are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 3.86 to opposing QBs, while the Tigers have given up a 4.8 ANY/A.
Jones is up to 747 passing yards on the year, and has completed 48-of-66 attempts with seven passing touchdowns and only one interception. Jones has a sparkling 12.42 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number sits at 18.65 over the last two outings.
Najee Harris (854 rushing yards, seven rush TDs, 227 receiving yards, six receiving touchdowns this season), Devonta Smith (1,028 receiving yards, 13 receiving TDs) and Jerry Jeudy (819 receiving yards, nine TDs) have each played key roles recently.
Bo Nix has accounted for 1,948 yards, 13 TDs and six INTs for Auburn. His ANY/A sits at 6.45 for the year and 5.69 over his last two games.
Seth Williams, JaTarvious Whitlow and Anthony Schwartz have collectively accounted for 369 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns as a trio over the last two outings.
When these two programs met a year ago, Alabama won easily 52-21.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Auburn Tigers Betting Pick
SU Winner – Auburn, ATS Winner – Auburn, O/U – Over
Team Betting Notes
Auburn has lost nine fumbles this season while Alabama has lost four.
The Alabama D has sacked opposing QBs 28 times this season. Auburn has produced 26 sacks.
Alabama has averaged 5.1 yards per rush attempt over its last three games and 5.4 over its last two.
Auburn has averaged 4.0 yards per carry over its last three outings and 4.2 over its past two.
Over its last three matches, Auburn is 1-2 ATS and the under cashed in each of those three.
The Over/Under for Alabama’s last game was set at 61. The over cashed in the team’s 66-3 triumph over Western Carolina.
Over its last three matches, Alabama is 2-1 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The Over/Under for Auburn’s last match was set at 64. The under cashed in the 52-0 triumph over Samford.