To be exact “War Eagle” has been an empty cry for the Auburn Tigers this year. Five years ago, coach Gus Malzahn was celebrated as an offensive genius. Extending that was hype about Malzahn reinventing football. Subsequently Goofy Gus has been rendered as a one trick pony. Indeed, his gun has proven empty. Alabama is one of the most popular teams on the betting on college football board. It is true that the Crimson Tide is everyone’s pick to win it all. Yet their star quarterback has a tender knee that may end championship dreams.
Auburn Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
Date and Time: Saturday, November 24, 2018, 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Bryant Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Betting on Football Betting Odds at SBG:
|Auburn||+24½ (-110)||52½ (-110)|
|Alabama||-24½ (-110)||52½ (-110)|
Auburn vs. Alabama TV Coverage: CBS
Limping into the Iron Bowl is an Auburn team ranked 85th in the country for total offense. Aubie’s record is 7-4 straight up but just 5-6 against the spread with eight games going under the total. Last Saturday the Tigers did take care of business in a 53-0 home payout against Liberty. In fact, Auburn has quietly shown improvement with three wins and covers in their last four games. Defense is the bedrock of the team. Hence Auburn’s national ranking of 10th for points allowed. In like manner War Eagle has some confidence from last year’s win over Bama.
Alabama Crimson Tide
By contrast whatever is said about Alabama it never seems adequate. The Tide has rolled to an 11-0 record with seven covers and seven games clearing the number. Last week Bama toyed with the Citadel 50-17 as 53.5-point chalks. On the whole quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has remade the Crimson Tide image. More emphatically he is a bona fide Heisman Trophy candidate. Tua has a 212.2 rating with 31 touchdowns and two interceptions. Most important of all is Alabama’s complete look. The Tide ranks third in the nation for both scoring offense and points allowed.
Stats to Consider
On the road Auburn has been an inconsistent betting on college football value. Consider the Tigers have covered just four of their last 11 games away from home. War Eagle has gone under the number in three straight road tilts. Contrarily Alabama has been a strong home wagering value recently. The Tide has rolled to four payouts in their last six games at Bryant Denny Stadium.
Team vs. Team
This Iron Bowl offshore betting matchup has seen Auburn provide surprising value vs. the board. Specifically, Auburn has covered two straight games against Alabama and eight of the last 13 total. The last three Iron Bowl meetings have gone under the total. However, at Bryant Denny Stadium the Tide has rolled with three payouts in their last five meetings with War Eagle. Two of the last three between these teams at Alabama have cleared the total.
Matchup to Watch
Granted Alabama is the 1000-pound Gorilla atop the College Football Mountain. Counter to that is Auburn’s record of Betting on college football value in this series. Identical to that is War Eagle’s solid defense being a matchup strength. Encompassing that is the ability to stay within the inflated number. In the same way the betting public wants nothing to do with Auburn. As a result War Eagle may have enhanced value.
Auburn vs. Alabama Betting on College Football Picks
To conclude this is a good time to fade the public in a rivalry showdown.
Auburn vs. Alabama Betting on College Football Pick: Auburn Tigers
Auburn vs. Alabama Betting on College Football Score Prediction: Alabama 31, Auburn 24
Catch highlights of Auburn’s win over Liberty last week!