Alabama vs. Auburn Latest Odds and Expert Predictions
The weekend is officially here which means it’s time to bet on some college football. Pretty soon the best sportsbook online odds will consist of strictly bowl games, so players looking for sports betting tips should consider betting on as many games as possible for the 2017 season concludes. One matchup worth wagering on this Saturday is the pairing between the No. 1 team in the nation and their ranked opponent. Let’s take a look at what kind of odds the Auburn Tigers are facing as they attempt to hold off Jordan-Hare Stadium against the encroaching Crimson Tide.
The Tide comes into this game once again ranked No. 1, all thanks to the flawless 11-0 record the program is sitting on. So far this season, Alabama has overcome the then ranked No. 3 FSU, No. 19 LSU, and No. 16 Mississippi State, so it’s no understatement to say that they’ve been put to the test on several occasions this season. Nevertheless, the Crimson Tide has prevailed against every one of their challenges this season. This could be largely motivated by the chip on the shoulder Alabama, and Nick Saban, currently have due to losing last year’s national championship. The best sportsbook online odds are siding with the undefeated Tide this Saturday by a considerable margin and bettors should as well.
Fans looking to back Bama in this matchup will be better off sticking to the money line. It’s not often that you can cash in on -200 odds for Alabama. And while the -110 payout on the spread might be a little better, the Tide’s 5-6 ATS record presents a higher risk.
The Tigers pounce into this Week 13 pairing sporting a 9-2 record that ranks Auburn 2nd in the SEC – West behind this Saturday’s opponent. Auburn’s 2 losses of the season have come against No. 3 Clemson and the then unranked LSU Tigers. Auburn came up short in both those games but the big upset win the program delivered a couple of weeks ago, beating the then ranked No. 1 overall Georgia Bulldogs at home, has convinced many US sportsbook players that they can compete with the best of them. If Auburn can beat two No. 1 teams this season, you can rest assured that they’ll be punching a ticket to the College Football Playoffs once the regular season has terminated. But the Tigers will need a good dose of magic if they are to pull one over Saban’s unit.
Looking over the Tigers’ averages, it’s clear that Auburn is facing a disadvantage this weekend. The No. 9 program in the nation is putting up 37.6 points on offense while their defense is giving up 16.6. Those are some pretty good numbers, but Alabama’s just happen to be better. The Crimson Tide’s offense is scoring a whopping 41.4 points each weekend while their defense is only allotting 10.2 to their opponents. The Tigers have been held under 20 points once this season and under 30 three times. With this in mind, college football betting fans can expect Auburn to have a tough time on offense against Alabama.
Best Sportsbook Online Betting Odds & Lines:
Alabama Crimson Tide -4½ (-110) 47 (-110) -200
Auburn Tigers +4½ (-110) 47 (-110) +170