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Just How Important Is Jordan-Hare Stadium In Iron Bowl?

This iteration of the Iron Bowl might be the most important in years. Whoever leaves Jordan-Hare Stadium with a victory Saturday, whether that is Alabama or Auburn, will also book their trip to the SEC championship game. Of course, the Crimson Tide have typically picked up the W in this rivalry, with Bama winning seven of the past nine.

Shark Bites
  • Alabama is 7-2 SU and 5-4 ATS in its last 9 vs Auburn.
  • Auburn is 3-0 ATS in its last 3 games as home underdogs.
  • Alabama has not lost a conference road game since October 4, 2013.

Alabama steamrolled Auburn last season, as the Crimson Tide cruised to a 30-12 victory. And honestly, that score makes it look closer than it was. Alabama outgained Auburn 501 yards to 182 on offense while picking up 26 first downs to just seven for the Tigers.

Though Alabama is clearly the No. 1 team in the nation, they have had some troubles replicating their high-flying offense on the road. In Bama’s past two road games, the team has averaged 29 points and 399.5 yards of offense. The Tide have averaged 40 points and 482.3 yards in their four home games in that span.

Conversely, Auburn plays its best football at Jordan-Hare with the team winning 11 straight in front of their home fans. If you need an example of how hard it is to travel to Auburn and play, just look at Georgia two weeks ago. The Bulldogs, who were then ranked No. 1 in the country, got whipped 40-17 and were completely shut down.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Several shops tracked by OddsShark (including Bovada) set the point spread at 7 for the Auburn Tigers. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening OVER/UNDER value, which was not available at press time. Check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates.

OddsShark computer prediction formulas run early in the week pointed to a 43-32 win for the Crimson Tide on Saturday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs Auburn Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Auburn will face the 11-0 Alabama Crimson Tide, who own a 5-6 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Auburn Tigers are 7-4 so far this season while the Crimson Tide are 5-6. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Auburn vs Alabama injuries news.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 3-rated Tigers and the No. 2-ranked Crimson Tide, according to the NCAA College Football Power Rankings here at OddsShark.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Auburn Tigers' No. 17-ranked offense (37.64 PPG) against a Alabama Crimson Tide defense that ranks No. 1 at 10.18 PPG. The Tigers passing attack has averaged 231.91 yards per game, more than the Crimson Tide give up through the air (156.73 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Crimson Tide feature the league's No. 7-rated road run defense, allowing 94.33 yards per game. Auburn, meanwhile, ranks No. 12 in rushing offense at home.

Kerryon Johnson went over the 100-yard mark (137) in his team's latest effort as Auburn defeated Louisiana-Monroe by a score of 42-14 on Saturday.

Betting Trends
  • Alabama is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Alabama is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • Alabama is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Auburn is 2-2-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Auburn is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Auburn's last 8 games
  • Auburn is 8-14-3 ATS in its last 25 games at home