Two fierce rivals collide in Auburn this weekend as the Alabama Crimson Tide come to town for the 2021 Iron Bowl. The stakes are always high between these schools, and this year will be no different with Alabama right in the thick of the college football playoff race.
The current NCAAF betting lines for Alabama at Auburn show that oddsmakers are not anticipating a close game. Alabama (-19.5) are massive road favorites.
The Crimson Tide enter the game at 10-1 and are winners of their last five. However, Auburn’s wheels have come off this past month as three straight losses have seen them drop to 6-5.
Read on to learn what the best bets are for this SEC rivalry game.
Over 55.5 Points Scored
The Alabama Crimson Tide enters Week 13 as the #2 ranked scoring offense in college football, averaging 44.4 points per game.
Sophomore quarterback Bryce Young leads an explosive offensive attack that has piled up 40 or more points in all but three games this year. Alabama and opponents have combined for more than 55.5 in ten of their eleven games this season.
Alabama has struggled on defense at times this year, including their loss to Texas A&M, where they allowed 41 points, and just last week against Arkansas, who scored 35 on the Crimson Tide.
It’s unlikely the Auburn Tigers has answers for this potent Tide attack. The question is, can they score enough to keep up?
Auburn’s offense averages 30.3 points per game. Combine that with Alabama’s high-octane attack and a suspect Crimson Tide defense, and the over 55.5 (-110) becomes an option worth considering. Alabama still has something to prove to the College Football Playoff committee, so I expect a lot of points in this game.
Alabama (-19.5) to Cover the Spread
Laying this many points against a rival on the road may seem daunting. But, with that said, Alabama can cover this number. Alabama is capable of putting up massive offensive numbers and always has the potential to bury their opponents.
While the Tide are just 6-5 against the spread this season, they are catching an Auburn Tigers team in free fall, losers of three in a row. Now the Tigers must face one of the top teams in the country without their starting quarterback, Bo Nix.
The Tigers have struggled to score consistently during their current losing streak, including poor offensive showings against Texas A&M and South Carolina.
Even in a rivalry game, it will likely be challenging for Auburn to match the intensity of Alabama playing in a must-win game.
Auburn has failed to cover the spread in their last three games and is trending down. They may struggle to keep pace with a highly motivated Alabama squad.
Alabama at Auburn: A Rivalry Weekend Classic
There will be plenty of twists and turns across the college football betting landscape this weekend. So keep an eye on Alabama at Auburn and consider some of these Iron Bowl best bets.
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