The Alabama Crimson Tide are 2-3 straight up and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games against the Auburn Tigers. The Crimson Tide will try to stay in control of their playoff destiny with a win in the Iron Bowl over rival Auburn.
Alabama is a 14-point road favorite at Jordan-Hare Stadium at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. In their last road game against Auburn, Alabama was a 10-point favorite and lost on a field goal attempt return for a touchdown on the final play of the game.
No one on the Crimson Tide sideline will need to be reminded not to take this game lightly after what happened the last time Alabama visited Auburn.
Alabama has left no doubt to this point in the season who the best team in the SEC is, shaking off its loss to Ole Miss with an 8-0 SU and 5-3 ATS run over its last eight games. The defense has been particularly strong over that stretch, allowing only 11.1 points per game.
The Crimson Tide will look to close out strong against an Auburn team that has uncharacteristically struggled on offense this season. Alabama is 17-2 SU in its last 19 road games against SEC opponents, and has covered the spread in all three road games this season, per the OddsShark College Football Database.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Auburn Tigers
When: Sat., Nov. 28, 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Ala.
Betting Line / Total: Alabama -14 / 48.5 Points
The Auburn Tigers came into the 2015 season as a favorite to make the playoff, but from the get-go it has been a disappointing year. Struggles on defense and at the quarterback position have led the Tigers to a 6-5 SU and 2-8-1 ATS campaign.
Quarterbacks Jeremy Johnson and Sean White could both see playing time against this vaunted Alabama defense. Auburn is 2-13-1 ATS over its last 16 games.
Saturday's total is set at 48.5 points. The UNDER is 5-2 in Alabama's last seven games against SEC foes.
There is some temptation to take Auburn with the points considering this is rivalry week, and Alabama has had trouble beating Auburn on the road in the past. But this year's Alabama team is leaps and bounds better than Auburn, and on paper should have no trouble winning this game and covering the 14-point spread.