The Auburn Tigers will get their turn in attempting to become the first team to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide this season. Auburn will arrive in Tuscaloosa on a nice three-game winning streak, so it’s got some serious momentum going for the team. The Crimson Tide, meanwhile, would like nothing more this week than snapping their bitter rival’s unbeaten run while inflating its chances to finish the regular season on top of the SEC West. Check out our preview of this game below.
Betting Preview for the Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA Week 13 College Football Game on November 28, 2020
Where: Bryant-Denny Stadium
When: Saturday, November 28, 2020, 3:30 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Auburn Tigers (+24.5)
Record: 5-2 Overall / 5-2 Conference
Auburn’s passing attack is improving. While it’s not elite, Auburn’s passing game is on the rise behind quarterback Bo Nix, whose accuracy has been on the upswing of late. Nix started the season falling short of hitting at least 50 percent of his passes in three of four games, but he’s now connected with his receivers for at least 70 percent in all of their past three contests, which were all wins. In Auburn’s 30-17 win at home over the Tennessee Volunteers last Saturday, Nix went 17 of 26 for 220 passing yards and a touchdown with an interception. Auburn is averaging 232.4 passing yards per game, but has managed 252.7 over the last three games. In the Iron Bowl last year, Nix went 15 of 30 for 173 passing yards and a touchdown with no interception to help Auburn pull off a 48-45 win at home, though the real star for the Tigers then was their defense that intercepted Mac Jones twice and forced a lost fumble. This year, The under is 4-0 in Auburn’s last four games away from home.
Betting on the Alabama Crimson (-24.5)
Record: 7-0 Overall / 7-0 Conference
Alabama is steamrolling the opposition without any hint of mercy. In their most recent outing, the Crimson Tide tore apart the Kentucky Wildcats at home in a 63-3 victory last Saturday. That game came a week after Alabama’s scheduled Nov. 14 meeting with the LSU Tigers got postponed, but obviously, there were no signs of rust on the part of the Crimson Tide despite the extended rest. Alabama’s offense is averaging 49.4 points per game, which is third in the nation, and it’s propelled by the arms of Mac Jones, who has passed for 2,426 yards and 18 touchdowns against three interceptions in the season, His 95.3 QB rating is the highest among all qualified quarterbacks in the nation, per ESPN. Auburn’s pass defense, particularly its secondary, can be vulnerable, and it’s going to feel the pressure of Alabama’s passing attack that’s second in the nation with a 75.34 pass completion percentage.
Alabama is 6-0 against the spread in its last six home games.
Alabama wins, 44-24.
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