Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 11/26/2022 College Football Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2022
Location: Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Crimson Tide (-26.5)
The Auburn Tigers (5-6) are headed to Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday where they will go up against the Alabama Crimson Tide (9-2). Alabama opens this contest as 26.5-point favorites from Vegas oddsmakers. The betting total is set at 49.
The Auburn Tigers come into this game with a record of 5-6 for this season. The last time they took the field, the Tigers took on the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and notched a win by a score of 41-17. Robby Ashford finished 8/19 with 102 yards passing. He had a QB rating of 87.2 and walked away from the game without throwing a pick. Tank Bigsby was the rushing leader for the Tigers with 18 attempts for 110 yards (6.1 yds per carry). In all, they ran 62 plays which gave them 374 yds. The Auburn Tigers ended up rushing 42 different times and totaled 252 yds, earning them an average of 6.0 yards per carry. On the ground, the Tigers gave up 85 yds on 29 tries, which averages out to 2.9 yds per run allowed. Auburn surrendered 28 pass completions on 59 attempts for a total of 300 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.5%.
The Tigers have earned 4,147 total yards for the year. In terms of notching touchdowns, Auburn has totaled 8 touchdowns through the air and 23 rushing touchdowns. They have given the ball to the opposition 21 different times. Auburn has 196 first downs as a unit, and they have been called for 80 penalties for 639 yds. As a team they are averaging 195.6 yards on the ground which ranks them 31st in the country. In terms of putting points on the board, the Auburn Tigers are sitting at 24.5 points per contest.
Regarding yards via the pass, the Tigers are giving up 2,328 yds which puts them in 51st in Division 1. They have relinquished 211.6 yards per game through the air and giving up a completion percentage of 57.1%. For the year, they have allowed 384.3 yards per contest which ranks them 76th in college football. They have granted 12 touchdowns through the air as well as 24 touchdowns on the ground. Opposing teams are running for an average of 4.6 yards per attempt on the ground and 172.6 rushing yards per game on the campaign. During this campaign, they have given up 1,899 rushing yards through 11 games. The Tigers are ranked 85th in D-1 when it comes to team defense, allowing 27.7 PPG.
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The Crimson Tide head into this game 9-2 for this season. When they last stepped on the gridiron, the Crimson Tide walked away with a victory by a final of 34-0 against the Austin Peay Governors. Bryce Young (2 touchdowns) ended the contest with 221 yds on 18/24 through the air while his QB rating was 179.9. He kept the ball away from the defense with no interceptions and his average yards per attempt was 9.2. Jase McClellan ran the ball 17 times for 156 yds, finishing the game with 9.2 yds per carry for Alabama. Alabama ran the football for 5.8 yds per carry, finishing with a total of 263 yards on 45 attempts. The Crimson Tide finished with a total of 527 yards and they ran 75 plays (7.0 yards per play). The Crimson Tide pass defense gave up a completion percentage of 60.6%, surrendering 147 yards on 20 out of 33 passing. Alabama conceded 25 rush attempts for 59 yds (2.4 yds per rush).
The Alabama Crimson Tide maintain an average of 471.8 yards per contest, which has them sitting 17th in the country. The Alabama offense has accrued 746 yds of penalties on 87 infractions, which ranks them 11th in the country in terms of helping out the other team. For the season so far, the Crimson Tide have thrown for a total of 2,996 yards via the pass in addition to holding an average of 272.4 throwing yards per outing, giving them a rank of 27th in college football. Concerning how much they score, the Crimson Tide currently sit 5th in the country by scoring 40.0 PPG.
Alabama has conceded a total of 1,186 yards on the ground (107.8 yards/game) and 11 touchdowns by way of the ground game this season. They have conceded 11 touchdowns through the air in addition to 195.9 yards/game, which puts them in 27th in the country. The Crimson Tide defense has been on the field for 761 plays, which ranks 74th in college football. The Crimson Tide are surrendering 17.2 points per game, which has them 11th in D-1. This season, they have given up 189 points in total.
Who will win tonight's Tigers/Crimson Tide college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Crimson Tide -26.5
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