Alabama vs Auburn NCAA Football Picks 11/30/2019
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn +14
Bo Nix and the Auburn Tigers host the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday, November 30, 2019. Auburn opens this contest as 14-point dogs. The Crimson Tide are 6-5-0 ATS and 6-5-0 when betting on the total. The Tigers are 3-8-0 when wagering on the over/under and 8-3-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Alabama Crimson Tide faced the Western Carolina Catamounts and notched a win by a score of 66-3. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Crimson Tide was Mac Jones who went 10/12 with 275 yards through the air and added 3 touchdowns. He ended the game without an interception. Keilan Robinson led the team in rushing for that contest. He tore off a long run of 46 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown for the game. He rushed for 92 yards via 8 carries which meant he averaged 11.5 yards per carry. Jaylen Waddle was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 101 yards on 3 receptions. He averaged 33.7 yards per reception for that contest. The Crimson Tide ended up rushing 40 times and added 233 yards which had them averaging 5.8 yards per run. For the game, the Crimson Tide earned a total of 23 1st downs and they had 4 penalties for 45 yards which tells us that they had an average outing in terms of discipline. Overall, they totaled 55 plays which added up to 543 yards. In terms of defense, Alabama gave up 10 completions on 19 throws totaling 112 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.6%. Overall, they conceded a total of 180 yards and earned 5 turnovers. In the running game, the Crimson Tide gave up 68 yards on 33 runs which gave them an average of 2.1 yards per run allowed.
The Crimson Tide head into this game 10-1 for this year. For total yards, they sit in 2nd in the Southeastern Conference and 8th in the country with 5,649 yards. They are one of top scoring teams in the nation averaging 48.5 points per contest, ranking them 2nd in the country. As a team, they have an average of 169.3 rushing yards per contest which is 7th in the conference. The Crimson Tide have one of the top tier defenses in the country, giving up 16.2 points per contest ranking them 3rd in the SEC. When it comes to passing yards, the Crimson Tide have allowed 3,787 yards. Teams are completing 57.9% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 5.9 yards per attempt. In discussing rushing yards, Alabama is allowing 131.3 yards per contest putting them 7th in the SEC and 33rd in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 3.7 yards per rush ranking them 5th in the SEC and 35th in the country overall. In total, they have conceded 1,444 yards rushing through 11 games.
In their last game, the Auburn Tigers played the Samford Bulldogs and won by a score of 52-0. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Tigers was Bo Nix who went 15/23 with 150 yards through the air and completed 1 touchdown. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Shaun Shivers led the team in rushing during the game. His longest run of the day went for 12 yards and he ran for 1 TD for the game. He ran for a total of 55 yards via 9 carries which meant he averaged 6.1 yards per carry. JaTarvious Whitlow was the receiving yardage leader with a tally of 46 yards on 2 receptions. He had an average of 23.0 yards per catch during the game. The Tigers ended up running the ball 53 times and earned 293 yards which gave them an average of 5.5 yards per attempt. For the game, they ran 85 plays for a total of 544 yards. On the day, the Tigers earned 28 first downs and they had a total of 9 infractions for 65 yards which is telling in terms of discipline. When discussing the defense, Auburn allowed 15 completions on 26 tries for a total of 63 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.7%. For the game, they gave up 114 yards and earned 4 takeaways. Against the run, the Tigers allowed 51 yards on 30 runs which means they had an average of 1.7 yards per carry allowed.
The Tigers come into this game with a record of 8-3. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Tigers have one of the most prolific offenses in the country. Auburn is making teams fear their ground game this season by averaging 214.1 yards on the ground per contest, ranking them 26th in college football. As a unit, they have a total of 2,355 yards rushing through 11 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Tigers average 427.5 yards per game overall ranking them 54th in the nation and 4th in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers are giving up 16.2 points per game ranking them 4th in the Southeastern Conference and 12th in the nation. In regard to points given up, they have allowed 178 total points. When it comes to rushing yards, they are allowing 109.6 yards per game ranking them 18th in the country and 2nd in the SEC. For this season, they have allowed 1,206 yards rushing and 7.7 rushing TDs. Their passing defense is one of the elite groups in the nation. They are giving up 196.9 passing yards per contest. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Tigers are currently ranked 7th in the Southeastern Conference.
Who will win tonight's Crimson Tide/Tigers college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -14
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