This weekend marks the 87th Iron Bowl, played Saturday between the host Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers. Alabama will miss the CFB playoffs for the first time since 2019, but a win here would still put them in a strong position to earn a spot in a New Year’s Day bowl game. If Auburn wins this game in a big flurry, they still have a slim chance of making it to the bowl game.
Auburn vs Alabama betting odds
Details of the game between Auburn and Alabama
Fixture: Tigers at Crimson Tide
Date and Time: Saturday, November 26 at 3:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Auburn vs Alabama key stats
With the Iron Bowl as the final game of the season, the Tigers have something to play for. On 6-6 they can play in the bowl if they win. To defeat their bitter rivals, the Tigers must play their biggest game of the year. In terms of scoring this year, the Tigers rank 92nd in offense. They are 42nd on the ground and only 115th from the air.
Their small revenue differential ranks the Tigers 107th nationally. They rank 81st in the nation for defensive scoring on defense. The Tigers are ranked 42nd against the pass and 101st against the run, respectively. The Tigers, nationally ranked 119th for rule violations, caught the penalty error.
The Crimson Tide are still pretty close to the top in some statistical categories this season despite not making the playoffs. The Crimson Tide is the fourth highest offensive in the country. They rank 26th in throwing and 29th in running soccer.
They have struggled with sales this season and currently have the 99th worst sales differential. The Crimson Tide ranks 30th on defense in pass defense and 13th in rushing defense. All season, the Crimson Tide struggled with penalty shootouts, finishing only 127th nationally.
Auburn vs Alabama Betting Prediction
The Crimson Tide are too talented not to be picked as favorites for this fight. However, the Crimson Tide’s offense is a powerhouse, but their defense could be troubled by the Tigers’ offense. The Crimson Tide will carry momentum home in today’s contest, but the Tigers should do just enough to cover the spread.
Choice: Tiger +22 (-110)