2021 Iron Bowl odds, spread, line: Alabama vs. Auburn picks, Week 13 predictions, best bets from proven model
The No. 3 Alabama Crimson Tide will try to continue their push to return to the College Football Playoff when they face the rival Auburn Tigers in the SEC on CBS game on Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. The Crimson Tide (10-1, 6-1 in SEC) have six CFP appearances, which is tied with Clemson for the most ever. They are on track for their seventh appearance but are set to face No. 1 Georgia in the SEC Championship Game next week. Meanwhile the Tigers (6-5, 3-4) enter the 2021 Iron Bowl on a three-game losing streak.
Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. ET. The Crimson Tide are 20.5-point favorites in the latest Alabama vs. Auburn odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points scored is 57. Before finalizing any Auburn vs. Alabama picks, be sure to see the Iron Bowl predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $3,700 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 13 of the 2021 season on a 39-25 run on all top-rated college football side picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now the model has dialed in on Alabama vs. Auburn and just revealed its coveted picks and 2021 Iron Bowl predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see all of the model’s college football picks. Now, here are the college football odds and betting trends for Auburn vs. Alabama:
Why Alabama can cover
Alabama quarterback Bryce Young has a terrific matchup going against the Auburn pass defense. One of the leading contenders for the Heisman Trophy, Young is coming off arguably the most prolific passing day in Crimson Tide history: a school-record 559 passing yards on 31-of-40 passing with five touchdowns and zero interceptions against Arkansas. On Saturday he faces a Tigers pass defense that ranks near the bottom of the SEC in passing yards allowed per game (235.9).
In addition, the Alabama defense faces an Auburn offense that struggled last week without starting quarterback Bo Nix. Without Nix, who underwent season-ending surgery on his right ankle on Nov. 15, the Tigers managed just 379 yards and 17 points against South Carolina. Quarterback T.J. Finley, who completed just 17-of-32 passes for 188 yards and one touchdown in place of Nix, will start again on Saturday.
Why Auburn can cover
Alabama’s defense has been vulnerable at times this season. Last week, the Crimson Tide gave up 468 yards and 35 points in a seven-point win against Arkansas. Earlier this season, they allowed 41 points to a Texas A&M team playing with its backup quarterback.
In addition, Auburn has had success against Nick Saban-coached teams at Jordan-Hare Stadium. The Tigers are 7-3 against teams coached by Saban, including 4-3 as Alabama’s coach and 3-0 as LSU’s coach. Auburn has won three of the past four meetings between the teams in Auburn.
How to make Alabama vs. Auburn picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 58 points. It also has an against-the-spread pick that cashes in over 60 percent of simulations. You can only see the model’s Auburn vs. Alabama pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Alabama vs. Auburn? And which side is covering over 60 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Auburn vs. Alabama spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is on a 39-25 run on top-rated picks, and find out.