|2012 CBS College Football Game of the Week Odds: Auburn vs. Alabama|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 23 November 2012 08:30|
Auburn vs. Alabama Odds
Alabama is 10-1 on the season, 6-1 in the SEC and 6-1 at home. Auburn is 3-8 on the year, 0-7 in the SEC and 0-3 on the road. The Crimson Tide are 5-6 against the spread this season while the Tigers are 4-7 ATS. The road team has won the last three games in this series.
Trends show that Auburn is 5-2 against the spread in the last 7 meetings with Alabama. These two teams have hit the under in 4 of their last 6 meetings and in the last 6 meetings in Alabama.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Alabama is the clear favorite in this game, as the Crimson Tide have odds of -32.5 points against Auburn. The over/under total has been set at 46.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Alabama favored by 31 points. The spread never got lower than that. It hit a peak of 33 points before closing at Alabama -32.5 points.
Alabama is coming off a 49-0 win over Western Carolina last week. That was one week removed from their 29-24 loss to Texas A&M. The Crimson Tide lead the nation in defense, allowing just 10.1 points per game. The offense is averaging 38.1 points per contest. The team is being led by quarterback A.J. McCarron, who has thrown for 2,291 yards and 21 touchdowns.
Auburn is coming off a 51-7 win over Alabama A&M last week. The Tigers have now won two of their last three games but are still seeking their first SEC victory. Auburn is scoring just 20.4 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 26.5 points per game. Auburn is being led by running back Tre Mason, who has rushed for 920 yards and eight touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Alabama receiver Kevin Norwood is questionable with a leg injury while defensive back John Fulton is questionable with a toe injury. Auburn cornerback Chris Davis is questionable with a concussion.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Alabama. The Crimson Tide are getting 66% of the wagers with odds of -32.5 points against Auburn on Saturday.