The 16th-ranked Auburn Tigers will look to pull off the biggest upset this season whet they hit the road to take on the unbeaten and top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday. Week 13’s NCAAF Auburn Vs Alabama betting line favors the Tide by 18-points. The longtime SEC rivals will square off in their annual Iron Bowl showdown on Saturday at 3:30 PM ET in Tuscaloosa, with this highly-anticipated SEC showdown airing on CBS.
Auburn Tigers Vs Alabama Crimson Tide Line & Final Score Prediction
What: No. 16 Auburn Tigers (8-3) at No.1 Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0)
When: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Tuscaloosa, AL
Stadium: Bryant-Denny Stadium
Spread: Alabama -18
Moneyline: Auburn +600 vs Alabama -900
Game Total: 47
Stream: CBS Sports
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Why Bet The Auburn Tigers To Beat The Alabama Crimson Tide
The Tigers have won four of their last five games and come into their annual clash against the Crimson Tide off a compelling 55-0 shutout over tiny Alabama A&M last weekend.
Starting in place of injured starter Sean White, backup Jeremy Johnson passed for 147 yards and one touchdown, but it was running back Kam Martin that led the way to victory by rushing for a stellar 176 yards and two scores on 21 carries. Backfield mate Kerryon Johnson added 108 yards and one score on 18 carries.
The Tigers average a healthy 34.1 points per game to rank 40th nationally in scoring, but White may not be available for this contest as he battles an injury to his throwing shoulder.
The good news for Tigers fans and betting backers is that Auburn has an elite defense that limits the opposition to just 14.3 points per game to rank seventh nationally while holding four of their last five opponents to 16 points or less.
Why Bet The Alabama Crimson Tide To Beat The Auburn Tigers
The top-ranked Crimson Tide got past tiny Chattanooga 31-3 last weekend and are virtual locks to reach the second-ever four-team CFB Playoff, even if they fall to Auburn in this contest.
Freshman quarterback Jalen Hurts completed 15 of 21 passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns to led the Tide to victory while running back Damien Harris rushed for 91 yards and one score on 13 carries. Alabama averages a stellar 40.3 points per game to rank 14th nationally in scoring.
More importantly, the Tide have remained completely dominant on the defensive side of the ball and ranks second nationally in total defense (253.1 ypg), first against the run (69.4 ypg) and second in points allowed (11.4 ppg).
Hurts has completed an impressive 64.6 percent of his passes for 2,139 yards with 18 touchdowns and just seven interceptions while adding another 803 yards and 11 scores on the ground.
Auburn Vs Alabama Final Score Prediction
A whopping 61 percent of public bettors like Auburn to cover the college football betting line and so do I, mostly because the Tigers have an elite defense and I believe the point spread for this contest is too high for the Tide to cover.
Alabama is 5-0 ATS in their last five SEC games and 5-1 ATS in their last six games against a team with a winning record, but Auburn is 4-0 ATS in their last four rod games against a team with a winning home record, 4-1 ATS in their last five road games and a consistent 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. I like the Tigers to cover the spread in a thriller.