Alabama vs. Auburn Prediction
Can No. 5 Alabama ride its backup quarterback to a big road win and keep its playoff hopes alive when the Crimson Tide face No. 15 Auburn at 3:30PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
397 Alabama vs. 398 Auburn
Saturday, November 30, 2019
3:30PM ET – Jordan-Hare Stadium
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Public Betting Trends
According to the latest oddsmakers, Alabama is favored on the road, as the Crimson Tide are getting odds of -3.5 points against Auburn. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 49.5 points. The public betting currently has 69 percent going on Alabama as the road favorite. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our NCAAF Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Auburn hoping to spoil Bama’s season
Auburn took a week off from conference play last week as well, dominating Samford for a 52-0 victory. The Tigers are now 8-3 on the season, 4-3 in the SEC, 8-3 against the spread and 7-4 with the under.
The Tigers have been very strong on defense this year, allowing just 16.2 points and 306.5 yards per game. Offensively, Auburn is putting up 32.7 points and 427.5 yards per game. Freshman Bo Nix has thrown for 2,193 yards and 14 touchdowns this year to lead the offense. He also has rushed for 257 yards and six touchdowns. JaTarvious Whitlow is the team’s leading rusher with 625 yards and nine touchdowns while Seth Williams is the top receiver with 52 catches for 735 yards and eight scores. Marlin Davidson is leading the defense with 44 tackles and 7.5 sacks.
Tua gone for Alabama
Alabama is coming off a 66-3 win over Western Carolina last weekend for a second straight victory. The Crimson Tide are 10-1 on the season, 6-1 in the SEC, 6-5 against the spread and 6-5 with the over. Bama can’t make the SEC title game but still has playoff aspirations.
On the year, Alabama is pretty strong on both sides of the ball. The Tide have put up 48.5 points and 513.4 yards per game, while the defense is giving up just 16.2 points and 315.5 yards per contest. Tua Tagovailoa was lost a few weeks ago with a hip injury. He had thrown for 2,840 yards and 33 touchdowns. Mac Jones has filled in and thrown for 841 yards and seven touchdowns in his place. Najee Harris is leading the offense with 942 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns while Devonta Smith has 60 receptions for 1,120 yards and 13 touchdowns. Anfernee Jennings is leading the defense with 67 tackles, 7.5 sacks and an interception.
College Football Betting Trends
Auburn is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 home games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on grass.
The Tide are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games in November, but just 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following a cover.
The home team has won three straight int his series and Auburn has covered in two of the last three encounters. It’s understandable to doubt Alabama without their starting QB, but the Tide have always been a program with great depth. Jones is untested, but I believe he probably has the goods to do well on the national level. Auburn is a great defense and will test him, but I trust in Nick Saban and his front line to give Jones the tools to succeed. The Auburn offense isn’t going to put up a big total on the Bama defense, so Jones won’t need a ton of points to get the win and cover today. A lot of people are doubting Bama right now and that is the way Nick Saban likes it.
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