The current Point Spread: Alabama has Alabama favored by 10.5 points and the total set at O/U 54.5
Game kicks off on Saturday November 30, 2013 7 PM EST ESPN2 / CBS
Alabama Roll Tide Auburn Tigers Pick Against the Spread
The winner of this Iron Bowl game will take the SEC West Crown and play in the conference championship game. These 2 teams have won the last 34 NationalChampionships and Alabama is the big 10.5-point betting favorite in this game even on the road with a total of 54.5.
Not much is at stake in this rivalry besides BCS implications. Auburn needs to beat Alabama and have Florida State or Ohio State to lose to have any chance to get to the BCS title game.
Auburn has the nation’s 2nd defense that is the top ranked unit in the nation. Auburn is pumped for this game, but they gave up 38 points in their last win and that is a big concern facing the Tide.
Last season Alabama crushed Auburn 49-0, which was the 2nd Iron Bowl history.
In their last games Alabama had no problems in their 49-0 win over Chattanooga and Auburn plays a solid game on offense and beat Georgia 45-38.
On the season Alabama is 6-4-1 ATS and they have an O/U record of 5-5-1 and Auburn is 9-2 ATS and they have an O/U record of 6-5.
For Auburn to pull of the upset they will need RB Tre Mason to and QB Nick Marshall to have good games. Mason has ranked up 1,153 yards this season with 17 TD and Marshall is the team’s 2nd the 100-yard rushing barrier in 5 of his last 6 games. Marshall had a good passing game against Georgia, but the Tigers will have to run the ball well to win.
Alabama ranks 4th A.J. McCarron leads the Tide and he not only has a legit WR corps, but a great offensive line. Auburn gave up 415 passing yards and 117 rushing yards in the win over Georgia and if they play D like than again they will lose badly, as the Tigers’ offense will not light up the scoreboard on the Tide defense.
The Bama RB duo of T.J. Yeldon and Kenyan Drake have combined for 1,683 rushing yard and 20 TD on the season and if they can run the ball on Auburn the Tigers are in for a long game ranked rushing attack and they will be facing a Tide leading rusher. Mason has broken in the nation defending the run and 7th
In some betting trends for this SEC match up Alabama is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games, 11-5 in their last 16 road games, and in their last 7 games facing a team that has a winning record they have an Over record of 5-2.
Auburn is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games, 5-0 ATS vs. a team with a winning record, and in their last 6 games overall they have an Over record of 5-1.
In the last 8 games between these 2 rivals the favorite has covered the spread 6 times.