Iron Bowl Odds: Alabama vs. Auburn
The top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide will be looking to continue their SU and ATS run against the Auburn Tigers on Saturday as the SEC schools clash in a marquee matchup.
Alabama topped Auburn 49-0 as a 34-point home favorite when the teams met last season, turning the matchup into an OVER result for totals bettors.
The Crimson Tide also topped the Tigers 42-14 as a 21.5-point road favorite back in 2011. They don't mind eating chalk on the road, as their 12-3 ATS mark in 15 games as double-digit road favorites proves.
They were still chalked at 10 points as of Friday at Bovada with the total hovering around 55.5.
The Crimson Tide blanked Chattanooga 49-0 over the weekend in a warmup for their game against the Tigers. Auburn is coming off a 43-38 win over Georgia in which they covered a 3-point spread; their lone loss this season came at LSU (35-21).
Backers of the Tigers have seen them go 10-1 and 9-2 ATS so far this season, while the Crimson Tide are at 11-0 and 7-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Crimson Tide are 5-5-1, while the Tigers are 6-5.
The Tigers sit at No. 25 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Crimson Tide are at No. 3 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Crimson Tide will win this game 44-21.
Tre Mason tore up the turf for 115 rushing yards in the latest Tigers game, a 43-38 win over the Bulldogs at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Auburn's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 39 PPG, against a Crimson Tide defense that ranks No. 1 this week at 9.27 PPG. The Tigers aerial game is averaging 179.64 yards per game, more than the Crimson Tide secondary allows through the air, 172.64 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Crimson Tide feature the league's No. 15-rated road run defense, allowing 116 yards per game. Auburn, meanwhile, ranks No. 5 in rushing offense at home.
A few Crimson Tide at Tigers trends to consider:
Alabama is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Alabama is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Auburn is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Auburn is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Auburn's last 6 games
Auburn is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home