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November 18, 2012

Auburn opens 34-point underdog to Alabama

AUBURN, Ala. — Nobody’s giving Auburn much of a chance in the Iron Bowl. The gaming and entertainment industry concurs.

Alabama opened as a 34-point favorite against its visitors Saturday, according to VegasInsider.com. This game is in line to become the largest point spread in the series since Covers.com began archiving that information in the mid-1980s, surpassing last year when the Crimson tide were favored by 21.5 points.

Since 1985, Auburn’s been favored 14 times, Alabama’s been favored 13 times (including five straight), and 1 pick ‘em (in 1989). In those 28 games, only ten times has the point spread exceeded a touchdown – but in four of the past five years, the Tide has been favored by double-digits.

The Iron Bowl is Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT, with CBS televising the regular season finale from Tuscaloosa. The Tigers (3-8, 0-7 SEC) conclude their season Saturday, while the Crimson Tide (10-1, 6-1) would clinch an SEC Championship Game berth with a victory and are in line to defend their national championship if they go on to defeat Georgia in Atlanta on Dec. 1.

3 Comments

  1. More like a 48 point spread -You have coaching & talent vs. coaching & talent-Different Results!!!!

    Comment by Charlie — November 18, 2012 @ 6:21 pm

  2. The game doesn’t always go to the stronger or faster man,
    But, sooner or later, the man who wins is the one who thinks he can.

    WAR EAGLE !!!

    GO BIG BLUE !!!

    BEAT BAMA !!!

    Comment by Domaucan1 from BRLA — November 19, 2012 @ 12:24 am

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