Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 11/28/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, November 28, 2020
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn (+9.5)
Bryant-Denny Stadium is the site where Mac Jones and the Alabama Crimson Tide (7-0) will take on the Auburn Tigers (5-2) on Saturday. Alabama opens this game as 9.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 60.5.
In their last game, the Auburn Tigers went up against the Tennessee Volunteers and went home with the win by a score of 30-17. Bo Nix went 17/26 with 220 yards via the pass and completed 1 TD. He walked away with 1 pick for the game. D.J. Williams led the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 23 yards and he added 1 touchdown for this game. He ran for 66 yards on 11 carries which had him averaging 6.0 yards per run. Anthony Schwartz was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 84 yards on 3 receptions. He notched an average of 28.0 yards per reception in this game.
Regarding putting the ball in the endzone, the Auburn Tigers are sitting at 28.6 points per game. As a unit they're averaging 170.4 yards in the run game which has them sitting 56th in D-1. The Tigers have racked up 2,820 total yards this year. In terms of getting in the endzone, Auburn has earned 10 touchdowns via the pass and 11 rushing touchdowns. The Tigers rank 37th in college football when it comes to team defense, allowing 22.0 PPG. The opposition is running for 4.0 yards per run and 165.1 rushing yards per contest for the year. During the season, they have allowed 1,156 rushing yards through 7 contests. Regarding yards through the air, the Tigers are giving up 1,659 yards which puts them in 91st in D-1. Over the course of their 7 games, they are giving up 237.0 yards per contest through the air in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 63.3%. In total, they have yielded 402.1 yards per outing which puts them 73rd in Division 1.
For his career, Nix has thrown for a total of 4,169 yards with 26 touchdowns and 11 picks. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has attempted a run 168 times for a total of 597 yds. His quarterback rating is 128.0 with a touchdown percentage of 4.3% and an interception percentage of 1.8%. He is averaging 208.5 yards per contest. Bo Nix has connected on 353 of his career 599 tosses for a completion percentage of 58.9%.
The last time they played, the Alabama Crimson Tide took on the Kentucky Wildcats and took home the victory by a score of 63-3. Mac Jones went 16/24 with 230 yards via the pass and tossed 2 touchdowns. He tossed 1 pick on the day. Jase McClellan led the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 23 yards and he notched 1 touchdown for this game. He rushed for 99 yards by way of 10 carries which meant he was running for 9.9 yards per run. DeVonta Smith was the receiving yardage leader by earning 144 yards on 9 receptions. He notched an average of 16.0 yards per catch in this outing.
Regarding putting points on the board, the Crimson Tide are sitting 3rd in Division 1 holding an average of 49.4 points per outing. During the season to this point, the Crimson Tide have compiled 2,563 passing yards in addition to an average of 366.1 throwing yards per outing, which ranks 3rd in the nation. They are averaging 182.4 yards per game on the ground and have toted the ball for 1,277 yards for this year. The Alabama Crimson Tide average 548.6 yards per contest which has them ranked 6th in the nation. The Crimson Tide are surrendering 19.3 PPG, which puts them 29th in D-1. Overall, they have surrendered 135 pts. Alabama has conceded a total of 832 rushing yards (118.9 yards per game) and 6 touchdowns rushing this season. They have allowed 10 touchdowns through the air and 240.3 yards/contest, ranking them 80th in the country.
In the 24 games in his college career, Mac Jones has completed 257 of his 355 tries for a total of 4,052 yds. He is averaging 168.8 yds per game through the air with a 195.6 quarterback rating. Jones has thrown 33 TD's while tossing 6 picks in his career. He has left the pocket and rushed for 19 yds on 37 tries. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 9.3% and his interception rate is 1.7%.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -9.5
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