The Alabama Crimson Tide (9-2 SU, 5-6 ATS) are 4-2 SU in their last six games against the Auburn Tigers (5-6, 5-6) while the Tigers hold the 4-2 ATS advantage over that stretch. Alabama will look to both win and cover the spread as an Auburn vs Alabama prediction on Saturday afternoon in Tuscaloosa.
Auburn vs Alabama Opening Odds
Alabama opened as a 26.5-point favorite before betting action on the Tigers drove the line down to Alabama -21.5. The total in this SEC rivalry game has moved down to 48.5 points since opening at 49.5 points. The UNDER is 5-2 in the last seven games between Alabama and Auburn.
Auburn Hoping To Finish Disappointing Season On A High Note
Favored by only 5 points at home, the Auburn Tigers had one of their best games of the season last Saturday in a 41-17 win over the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The running game led the way as Tank Bigsby rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries and Jarquez Hunter racked up 109 rushing yards and a score on 13 carries. Hunter also completed a 20-yard pass for a major on a trick play in the second quarter.
Auburn is now 2-0 SU and ATS over its last two games after beating the Texas A&M Aggies 13-10 as a 1.5-point favorite prior to the win over Western Kentucky. The Tigers had gone 0-5 SU in their previous five games and were 3-6 SU and ATS before this pair of victories under interim head coach Cadillac Williams.
Alabama Carries An ATS Slump Into Its Regular-Season Finale
The Crimson Tide went through the motions in an easy 34-0 victory over the Austin Peay Governors on Saturday. Bryce Young completed 18 of 24 pass attempts for 221 yards and two touchdowns while Jase McClellan recorded 17 carries for 156 yards and two rushing majors. Despite the comfortable win, Alabama backers took a loss as the Crimson Tide failed to cover the 45-point spread on the game.
Alabama has gone just 4-2 SU and 1-5 ATS over its last six games since going 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS to start the season. The Crimson Tide were the preseason No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll and a betting favorite to win the national championship with Young back under center, but this group will have to get excited for the Iron Bowl despite already being eliminated from making the SEC championship game.
Auburn: Keys to Win
Auburn has allowed only 13.5 points per game in the two games Cadillac Williams has coached after giving up an average of 42.5 points over its previous four games. If the Tigers can continue running the ball well and playing great on defense, they could cover the spread and even make this game competitive as an Auburn vs Alabama prediction.
Alabama: Keys to Win
Alabama’s normally high-powered offense has averaged only 31.3 points per game over the team’s last four games, which has played a large role in the Tide’s current 0-3 ATS slump. To cover the spread as an Auburn vs Alabama pick, Bryce Young and the offense will need to have a much more explosive game on Saturday.