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Alabama Crimson Tide vs Auburn Tigers: Predictions, Odds and Roster Notes

Written by: Andre Viljoen
Updated October 14, 2022
8 min read

How to Watch

Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL

When: Saturday, November 30th at 3:30pm EST

How (TV): CBS

Alabama Crimson Tide (Away)

Head Coach: Nick Saban{All-Time: 242-64-1 | TOL, MSU, LSU, ALA}

Regular Season Record: 10-1

For the first time since the College Football Playoff was established in 2014, the Alabama Crimson Tides are in danger of not selected for the final four.

With a SEC Championship game appearance out the window, this Saturday’s game at Jordan-Hare Stadium will be the last chance for Nick Saban’s team to make an impression on the selection committee.

With star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa out for the season with a hip injury, coming out of Auburn with a win will not be an easy task.

The Tide enter this game well-rested, having played FCS opponent Western Carolina last weekend. Backup quarterback Mac Jones didn’t have to do much, throwing just 12 passes, however, he made the most of his reps in the 66-3 blowout.

The redshirt sophomore signal-caller threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns, including 50+ yard completions to receivers Devonta Smith and Jaylen Waddle.

Four different ‘Bama running backs found the end zone on senior day, with second-stringer Brian Robinson Jr. the top rusher with 92 yards on the ground.

Alabama’s defense did what was expected of them, limiting the Catamounts to 180 total yards of offense and forcing five turnovers.

Safeties Jared Mayden and Xavier McKinney each nabbed a pair of interceptions, with McKinney taking one of his picks 81 yards to the house.

The Tide also combined for four sacks and seven TFL’s, with redshirt senior linebacker Anfernee Jennings contributing 1.5 in each category.

Auburn Tigers (Home)

Head Coach: Gus Malzahn{All-Time: 70-33 | ARST, AUB}

Regular Season Record: 8-3

At 8-3, the Auburn Tigers will look to close out the regular season on a high note against their hated rival, aiming to hand Alabama a second regular-season loss for the first time since 2010.

A win on Saturday would also give the Tigers just their third nine-win regular season since Gus Malzahn took over in 2013. With a fairly healthy roster, an upset should not be out of the question.

Like their arch-rivals, Auburn enters this game after beating down an FCS school last week, with Samford being the victim. The Tigers abused the Bulldogs to the tune of a 52-0 shutout, out-gaining them 544-114 in total yards.

Auburn put up just under 300 yards on the ground, with running backs Shaun Shivers, D.J. Williams, and JaTarvious Whitlow reaching the end zone.

On defense, leading pass rusher Marlon Davidson tallied a sack as well as 2.5 tackles for losses to lead a defensive effort that saw the Tigers combine for 12 TFL’s.

Sophomore corner Christian Tutt had a hand in two of Auburn’s four turnovers, picking off a pass and recovering a fumble.

Alabama vs Auburn All-Time Series

In 72 total meetings between these hated rivals, Alabama leads the all-time series 45-31-1, winning seven of the last ten games.

Last year’s game saw the Tide avenge their 2017 loss by blowing out the Tigers 52-21 in Tuscaloosa.

Tagovailoa had a monster outing that game, throwing for 324 yards and five touchdowns.

One fact that works in Auburn’s favor, however, is that they have a 13-9 series lead when both teams are ranked in the AP Poll.

Alabama Roster Notes

Senior defensive end Raekwon Davis is listed as questionable with an ankle injury.

Freshman kicker Will Reichard is not expected to be available as he is dealing with a hip injury.

Redshirt sophomore Phidarian Mathis is listed as probable with an undisclosed injury.

Junior receiver Henry Ruggs is expected to be available despite suffering a rib injury against Western Carolina.

Auburn Roster Notes

There is no recent roster news to report for Auburn.

Head-to-Head: Landon Dickerson (ALA) vs Derrick Brown (AUB)

Many games are won or lost in the trenches, which is why the focus of Saturday’s Iron Bowl will be between a pair of interior lineman.

Auburn’s Derrick Brown will look to bottle up Alabama’s run game at the line of scrimmage and force Mac Jones out of the pocket on passing plays.

Alabama’s Landon Dickerson will be tasked with neutralizing Brown and keeping Jones upright as much as possible.

Landon Dickerson

Center/Guard | 6-6, 308lb | South Caldwell HS | Hickory | Redshirt Junior

Stats: 17 Career Starts

After three injury-plagued seasons at Florida State, Landon Dickerson has gotten his chance to shine having made it through this season without any setbacks.

Dickerson has played a huge role in Alabama’s offense, having only personally allowed one of Alabama’s 11 sacks this season.

His ability to contain interior pass rushers has allowed the Tide to average 11.1 yards per completion, which ranks second in the nation among teams that have attempted at least 300 passes.

Derrick Brown

Defensive Tackle | 6-5, 318lb | Lanier HS | Sugar Hill, GA | Senior

A top ten ranked prospect coming out of high school, Derrick Brown did not take long to make an impact at Auburn.

The seasoned veteran has a blend of strength and athleticism at 318 pounds to easily shed blockers and chase down opposing running backs in the backfield.

Opposing lines often have to double team him, as he is a one-on-one nightmare, which often makes him a difference-maker and tough to game plan around.

Although he has just six tackles and no sacks in his career against Alabama, his wealth of experience should nonetheless prove valuable to the Tigers.

Iron Bowl 2019 Best Bet and Odds

Find the latest odds for Alabama vs Auburn below. The odds are provided by New Jersey sportsbooks bet365 NJ, DraftKings, and Caesars NJ.

Good luck! 

Money Line

Sportsbook Alabama Auburn
bet365 NJ -170 +150
DraftKings -170 +140
Caesars NJ -165 +145
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Andre has been writing for WSN since February 2019, covering college basketball and college football. A graduate of Florida State and UNC-Chapel Hill, he lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. When he is not writing, he enjoys playing sports and Magic: The Gathering.

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