9:00 p.m. ET: Auburn Tigers (14-1) at Alabama Crimson Tide (11-4)
Spread: Alabama -3
The #24 Alabama Crimson Tide goes for its 5th straight win over ranked opponents facing #4 Auburn. Alabama’s last loss vs a ranked opponent came against the then-#20 Arkansas Razorbacks in 2021. Auburn has moved up to #4 in the latest AP rankings following wins over South Carolina and Florida last week. Alabama’s Jaden Shackelford has averaged 16.3 points and 5.9 rebounds while Jahvon Quinerly has put up 15.5 points and 4.3 assists. For the Tigers, Jabari Smith has averaged 15.5 points and 6.4 rebounds while Wendell Green Jr. has put up 12.7 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.6 assists. Alabama owns a 17-game home winning streak that began on Dec. 22, 2020. With both of these teams appearing to be heading in opposite directions, much of the public is jumping on Auburn however the sharps are hitting Alabama early. Alabama has faced tough competition to start the season and getting back on their home court should be a recipe for success. Given the low number on this game, playing at home, and a team hungry for redemption, Alabama is the pick here. Take Alabama and the Over in this one.
- The Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- The Crimson Tide are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games.
The Bookie: Alabama -3 / Over 156
Fade the Public: Auburn / Under
Sharp Action: Alabama / Over