Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Auburn Tigers NCAAF Week 14 Game Preview
The Alabama Crimson Tide are on the outside looking in of the College Football Playoff, and they will have one last chance to show that they deserve to be among the top four schools when they take on the Auburn Tigers in this year’s edition of the Iron Bowl. The Tigers are not going to the CFP, but they sure would love to spoil the dreams of their fierce SEC rivals. Go ahead and read the 2019 NCAAF Week 14 Alabama vs. Auburn preview by Nitrogen Sports Blog.
Alabama vs. Auburn Week 14 Game Preview
When: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn
2019 NCAAF Odds: Alabama (TBA) vs. Auburn (TBA)
What to know about the Alabama Crimson Tide (10-1)
Alabama vs. Auburn 2019 NCAAF Week 14 moneyline odds for the Crimson Tide: TBA
Alabama took care of business in Week 13, as it should against a lowly opponent. The Crimson Tide walloped the Western Carolina Catamounts last Saturday and came away with a 66-3 victory. The Catamounts were hardly expected to make Alabama sweat, serving only as a mere sparring partner for the defending SEC champions in preparation for the Iron Bowl.
Mac Jones had a decent performance as starter for the Crimson Tide. Tua Tagovailoa’s replacement passed for 275 yards (10/12) and three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Keilan Robinson rished for 92 yards and a touchdown, while Najee Harris had 66 rushing yards and a score. Despite losing Tagovailoa, the Crimson Tide are still stacked to the gills with elite talent on both ends of the field.
Losing Tagovailoa is huge for Alabama but not necessarily a crippling gut shot, as someone like Jones can still look Heisman Trophy-worthy when surrounded by the likes of Harris and wide receivers DeVonta Smith and Jerry Jeudy.
What to know about the Auburn Tigers (8-3)
Alabama vs. Auburn 2019 NCAAF Week 14 moneyline odds for the Tigers: TBA
The Tigers also scheduled a punching-bag quality opponent a week prior to the Iron Bowl and they used the opportunity to boost their confidence, destroying the Samford Bulldogs 52-0 last week at home. Auburn torched the Bulldogs’ defense for 544 total yards while allowing just 114 to Samford.
Bo Nix completed 15 of 23 passes for 150 yards and a touchdown, while Shaun Shivers and JaTarvious Whitlow ran for 49 yards and two touchdowns on seven rushing attempts. Head coach Gus Malzahn expressed his confidence in his Tigers team with regards to their chances of beating Alabama, saying that playing Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide at home is “as good as it gets.” That optimism is largely drawn from the fact that Auburn has won two of the teams’ last three meetings at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
The last of which was in 2017, when Auburn took down Alabama, 26-14. That Alabama will be coming to town without Tua Tagovailoa can also be considered as a big plus for the Tigers, who are averaging 30.8 points per game.
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- Auburn is 2-1 ATS in its last three games against Alabama.
- Alabama is 4-1 ATS in its last five games away from Tuscaloosa.
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