Another great Thanksgiving football weekend is upon us, and that means it is rivalry weekend. One of the most storied matchups will take place Saturday night: the Iron Bowl.
The Auburn Tigers will be in Tuscaloosa to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in this classic matchup of titans in the SEC.
Alabama has looked like the team to beat this year, with the country’s most balanced offensive attack. On the other side of the field, Auburn has found itself back in the Top 25 rankings after a slow start to their 2020 season.
Auburn Tigers Betting Preview: Can Bo Nix Prove Himself?
Every year, the Auburn Tigers come into the season with high expectations for their team. Typically boasting one of the strongest defenses in the country, they are a thorn in their opponent’s side for whoever has to play them.
While the defense has continued to play well this season, one of Auburn’s biggest question marks lately is the development of quarterback Bo Nix.
Nix has struggled in his sophomore season. Questions surround the potential of the former five-star recruit as he continues to put up lackluster numbers. He has completed just over 63 percent of his passes, with 10 touchdowns and five interceptions.
A win against the best team in the country and your historic rival could cement your legacy forever, but is Bo Nix up to the challenge?
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Preview: Sights on the CFP
It’s no secret that Alabama is always in the conversation as the best team in the country. This year is no different, and Bama has the best running back and wide receiver combination of all FBS teams.
Najee Harris looks like he will be in the Heisman Trophy conversation as the player of the year. To date, he has nearly 800 yards on the ground and 16 touchdowns.
On the outside, Devonta Smith has thrived as the focal point of their talented receiver core. Smith played well last year but was overshadowed by the likes of Jerry Jeudy. With complete control as the clear WR1, Smith has over 900 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns.
This team is as scary as they come and will be hard-pressed to lose a game this season.
Tigers at Crimson Tide Betting Odds and Lines
Coming into this game, MyBookie has the Crimson Tide as the overwhelming favorite at -23.5. A spread this large means Vegas is looking for people to hesitate to take the favorites in this matchup.
The Iron Bowl always has craziness associated with it, but Alabama looks poised to return as National Champions. It is hard not to believe in them despite Auburn being ranked for this contest too.
Free Betting Pick
For this game, I think Auburn will cover the 23.5-point spread, but Alabama will win the game. Expect Najee Harris to show up in a major way and put on a show behind the Crimson Tide’s offensive line.
A few explosive plays will be the difference for this one, and Alabama will walk away as the winners of the Iron Bowl.
Spooky Express Free Pick: Auburn +23.5