It’s No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 6 Auburn in Week 13 Annual Iron Bowl Rivalry Matchup
Top-ranked Alabama will look to avoid the huge upset when they hit the road to take on sixth-ranked Auburn in their annual Iron Bowl tilt, which this season, doubles as the biggest game on the Week 13 docket. The Las Vegas oddsmakers have listed the Iron Bowl betting spread at -4 in favor of the Crimson Tide over the Auburn Tigers.
Alabama Vs Auburn Iron Bowl Spread & ATS Pick
Alabama Crimson Tide (11-0) at Auburn Tigers (9-2)
When: Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 3:30 PM ET
Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium
Stream: CBS Sports
Spread: Alabama -4
Bet Alabama To Win The Iron Bowl Because…
The Crimson Tide crushed Mercer 56-0 this past weekend to remain unbeaten and well on track for another berth in the College Football Playoff as quarterback Jalen Hurts tossed three TD passes and backup Tua Tagovailoa tossed three more in relief. Wide receiver Calvin Ridley had three catches for 103 yards and a touchdown in the lopsided win as the Tide covered the chalk as insane 49.5-point home faves.
Bet Auburn To Win The Iron Bowl Because…
Sixth-ranked Auburn won their fourth straight game by pounding UL-Monroe 42-14 as quarterback Jarrett Stidham threw two touchdown passes while running back Kerryon Johnson rushed for a team-high 137 yards and another score, although the Tigers failed to cover the spread as 38-point home favorites.
Auburn recorded one of the biggest upset wins of the season by beating, then, top-ranked Georgia 40-17 at home two weeks ago and I guess your wager on this matchup all depends on if you believe the Tigers are as good as that victory says they are or whether you’re going with ‘Old Faithful’ Alabama to beat back another challenger to their SEC supremacy.
Bama Vs Auburn Iron Bowl ATS Pick
I’m going to urge you to roll with the 58 percent of college football bettors that like Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide to get the job done in this one despite being on the road. Alabama is the better statistical team on both sides of the ball and holds a nearly, 10-point scoring margin when you take into account both teams’ offensive and defensive scoring totals.
More importantly, I believe Alabama is going to find a way to both, shut down Kerryon Johnson and force Jarrett Stidham into a couple of costly turnovers that will ultimately be the deciding factor in this year’s Iron Bowl matchup. Alabama has won three straight in this series and will have the best player on the field in Jalen Hurts, not to mention, they’ve got the big edge as far as coaching is concerned.
Alabama is a blistering 12-4 ATS in their last 16 road games, even though their 1-4 ATS mark in their last 5 conference games doesn’t look very encouraging. Auburn struggled to put points on the board in their two losses against Clemson and LSU this season and neither of those teams has a defense that is as good as Alabama’s. Love ‘em or loathe ‘em, the top-ranked Tide get it done in this huge and potentially, College Football Playoff defining matchup!