Saturday night will be rocking in Auburn, Alabama when the No. 2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide visit the Auburn Tigers in the Iron Bowl.
Derrick Henry the powerhouse Alabama running back is leading the race for the Heisman Trophy and can help his Crimson Tide team clinch a SEC Championship game berth with a win over host Auburn.
Henry has 1,525 yards rushing with 21 touchdowns. One more touchdown on the ground for Henry will set a new school record for rushing touchdowns in a season.
Alabama is on an eight-game winning streak and needs two more wins to assure itself of one of the four spots in the College Football Playoff. Jake Coker the Alabama starting quarterback seems to have settled into the position. He arms strength and ability to run when he needs to has helped to keep defenses off balance.
Auburn will be anything but a pushover at home. It has not yet been decided if Auburn will start Jeremy Johnson a junior at quarterback or Sean White the redshirt freshman who has a slight knee injury.
Johnson had two passing touchdowns and two rushing last weekend in Auburn’s win over Idaho. However, his 8 touchdowns versus 7 interceptions on the season have not been good enough to keep White from playing as well.
The season started poorly for Auburn as the team was ranked in the top 5 in preseason and now is fighting just to make a bowl appearance after the regular season.
Alabama holds a series lead of 43-35-1 over Auburn and last season won 55-44 in a shootout at home.
The last time the teams met at Auburn, the Tigers ran a missed field goal attempt back 109 yards for a winning touchdown as time ran out giving Auburn a 34-28 win.
Alabama is No. 2 in rush defense allowing only 78 yards per game.
The OVER has cashed in each of the past 4 games between the two teams and in 4 of the past 6 games between the two played at Auburn.
Latest Line: Alabama vs Aubrun
Alabama -14.5, Over/Under: 48.5
Alabama entering this game is 10-1 straight up and 6-5 against the spread, while Auburn is 6-5 SU and 3-8 ATS.
The Crimson Tide on the road this season is 3-0 SU and ATS, while the Tigers at home are 3-3 SU and 1-5 ATS.
Lean: Alabama -14.5