Alabama vs. Auburn 2019 Iron Bowl Betting Picks Odds and Analysis
The No. 5 Alabama Crimson Tide are 3.5 point road favorites over the No. 15 Auburn Tigers, as the USA betting sites spread goes for their regular season-closing game on November 30 at 2:30 p.m. CT at Jordan–Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Auburn Tigers Odds by MyBookie.ag
|Alabama||-3½ (-110)||49½ (-110)||-175|
|Auburn||+3½ (-110)||49½ (-110)||+155|
Betting Alabama Crimson Tide
The Tide heads to the Iron Bowl to cap off an unsuccessful season, at least by their own standards. ‘Bama is coming off a 66-3 blowout of Western Carolina as 58-point home chalk, according to the best online sportsbooks. That’s Alabama’s second-best-in-the-country (48.5 ppg) scoring offense’s widest victory margin this season. As well as the second time they have broken the 60-point mark. The Tide’s tied-for-tenth-place scoring defense (16.2 ppg) has held opponents to single digits in three of the last four games.
Former backup QB Mac Jones went 10 of 12 for 275 yards with three TDs. Jaylen Waddle waddled his way to 101 receiving yards and one TD on three catches. Even without the Samoan Bulldozer Tua Tagovailoa, ‘Bama ranks third in passing offense with 344.3 yards per game. Alabama gained 231 yards on the ground, part of a 7th-ranked total offense (513.2) that outgained the Catamounts by 362 yards. The Tide’s pass offense held Western Carolina to 112 yards, bellow Alabama’s average of 184.4 ypg (13th). The Crimson Tide allows 315.4 total yards per game (16th), and held WVU to 179.
Let’s proceed to USA betting sites trends. The Crimson Tide are 1-6 ATS in their last seven games after an ATS win. And 5-2 ATS in their last seven games in November. The over is 4-1 in the Crimson Tide’s last five games in November.
“The question pending Saturday isn’t whether No. 5 Alabama will bend No. 15 Auburn over its knee and deliver a 60-minute spanking. The question is how it will happen, and to what degree the Crimson Tide will make Auburn want to revisit its absurd plea to secede to the SEC East,” claims Saturday Down South.com.
Betting Auburn Tigers
The Tigers shut out Samford 52-0 ahead of the Iron Bowl. Auburn covered the 45.5-point USA betting sites spread as home chalk. It’s the fourth time this season the Tigers’ 41st-ranked scoring offense crosses the 50-point threshold. And the first time their scoring defense, tied for tenth with ‘Bama, has allowed no points. Starting QB Bo Nix went 15 of 23 for 150 yards with one TD. Backup Cord Sandberg added 84 yards and two more TD passes. Auburn, which gains 213.7 rushing yards per game (26th), outran Samford 293 yards to 51.
The latter courtesy of the Tigers’ 18th-ranking (109.6 ypg) run defense. Samford’s 63 yards through their air means Auburn allowed just 114 total yards. AU has the 27th pass defense (196.9 ypg) and the 14th total defense (306.5 ypg). The Tigers are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games. And 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The under is 4-0 in the Tigers’ last four games overall.
“At the end of the day, they’re a good team as a whole, but they’re not the same as the old Alabama team we’ve faced in the past,” left tackle Prince Tega Wanogho said. “I feel like we’re going to be able to do whatever we want. We just have to go out there with the mindset to prove ourselves and just play football.”
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Auburn Tigers NCAAF Game Pick
Other than LSU, which beat them, no school has even come close to going toe to toe with Alabama. The Tide’s winning margin average is 36.1 points per game. Auburn is not going to be the exception to the rule (once again, that was LSU).