|2011 Iron Bowl College Football Odds & Spread: Alabama vs. Auburn|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 23 November 2011 12:00|
Alabama vs. Auburn Odds
AUBURN, AL (The Spread) – The Iron Bowl is one of the biggest rivalries in college football and this year Auburn looks to spoil the national title hopes of No. 2 Alabama at home at 3:30PM ET on Saturday on CBS.
Alabama is 10-1 on the season and 7-3 against the spread while Auburn is 7-4 on the year and 4-7 against the spread. Both teams have hit the under 6 times this year. Auburn has actually won seven of the last nine games in this series.
Trends show that Alabama is just 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 games with Auburn while the home team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 in this series. The two teams have combined to hit the under or draw in the last 5 in this series.
Oddsmakers have Alabama the clear favorite in this rivalry game, giving the Tide odds of -21 points at Auburn on Saturday. The over/under odds have been set at 47 points. (View Matchup)
Alabama is 6-1 in the SEC and 4-0 on the road this season. The Crimson Tide’s lone loss was 9-6 in overtime at the hands of LSU. Alabama has since won its last two games following that loss. Alabama has the top scoring defense in the country, allowing only 8.4 points per game. The Tide is also scoring 35.5 points per game on offense thanks to the legs of Trent Richardson, who has rushed for 1,380 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Auburn is now 4-3 in the SEC and 6-0 at home. The Tigers have alternated wins and losses over the last seven games. They are coming off a 35-16 win over Samford last week. The Tigers have had all their losses come against teams that are currently ranked in the top 20. Auburn is scoring 25.2 points per game and allowing 28.2 points per game. Like Alabama, Auburn is relying on the run as Michael Dyer has rushed for 1,194 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the team.
In terms of Injuries, Alabama defensive back Will Lowery is out for the game with a knee injury while Auburn offensive linemen Ed Christian (back) and Brandon Mosley (knee) are both questionable to play.
Currently over 2,200 Public Bets have been placed on this game and Auburn is getting 51% of the wagers with odds of +21 points against Alabama on Saturday.