Auburn vs Alabama Picks & Predictions (NCAAF – 11.28.2020)
The Auburn Tigers will battle the Alabama Crimson Tide in this SEC West division showdown. The Tigers are ranked 22 in the college football rankings and they have won three games in a row. The Crimson Tide are ranked first, and they will look to keep things that way. The SEC rivals will be going at it in the 85th meeting of the Iron Bowl. Who will win this game? Read our Auburn vs Alabama picks, find the best odds, lines, free bets, and legal US Sportsbooks where to place your bets!
When is Auburn vs Alabama?
Date: Saturday, Nov. 28
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium – Tuscaloosa
Time: 3:30 PM EST
Tigers vs Crimson Tide Odds & Spreads
Moneyline: AUB: (+1300) l ALA: (-1650)
Spread: AUB: +24.5 (-101) l ALA: -24.5 (-109)
Total: 62 – Over: (-120) l 62.5 Under: (-105)
Auburn is in third place in the SEC West division, 5-2 in conference play, 5-2 overall, and 1-2 away. The Tigers offense is pretty average and they put up around 28 points per game. They are good at getting good yardage on certain plays. The Auburn defense is slightly above average and they are top 30 in the league in points given up. Overall, the defense gives up around 22 points per game. The Tigers have won three games in a row and their last two wins were by double digits.
Last week, Auburn beat Tennessee 30-17. The game was tied at halftime and the Tigers outscored the Volunteers 20-7 in the second half. Quarterback Bo Nix went 17 of 26, for 220 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. The team had a good balance of rushing and passing yards. They can work on their first quarter scoring and rushing defense.
Alabama is the best team in college football, first in the SEC West division, 7-0 in conference play, 7-0 overall, and 4-0 at home. The Crimson Tide offense is top three in total score, passing yards, and yards per play. Their biggest strength is the easy yardage on offense. The offense averages around 50 points per game and 366 passing yards. On defense, they are ranked top 30 in total score and rushing yards. The defense gives up around 19 points per game and likes to keep the opponents score low. In the last three games, Bama has given up a total of 20 points.
Last week, the Crimson Tide beat Kentucky 63-3. The game was over at halftime and the team stacked up 5 rushing touchdowns. Quarterback Mac Jones went 16 of 24, for 230 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. Alabama stacked up the yardage and went nearly perfect on third down.
Head to Head
This will be the 85th all-time meeting between the Tigers and Crimson Tide. Alabama leads the series with a 46-37-1 record. In the last ten games, Alabama is 6-4 and the ATS record is 5-5. The over/under is 6-4. The Crimson Tide average around 37 points and the Tigers are at 24. Alabama has a big advantage in rushing yards, completion percentage, passing yards, and total yards.
Our Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Picks & Predictions
You never really know what is going to happen when these two teams meet. Auburn won last year’s matchup with a 48 to 45 win. The Tigers have been playing well on both sides of the ball and they are starting to look like a confident group. The Crimson Tide have been playing well all season and haven’t had a scare yet. Could they be overdue for one? They are 2-0 against ranked teams and the defense gave up 24 points in both of those games. Alabama is the better team in all the key stats. Auburn has the same type of depth with rushing as Alabama, but the passing yards will be a lot to overcome. Alabama wins 45-21, but just barely doesn’t cover the spread. Picking the over might be a better second bet to do because it’s tough to tell what Auburn will do against Bama.