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Alabama-Auburn Betting Odds: Line Opens for 2018 Iron Bowl

Nov 18, 2018 6:02 PM EST
  • Alabama is a huge betting favorite at -24 over Auburn in the 2018 Iron Bowl after sportsbooks released official odds on Sunday.
  • The Crimson Tide were just -7 when this line was opened in the summer, meaning there's been a 17-point swing.
  • This is the second-biggest Iron Bowl spread since 1980, behind only Alabama -34 in 2012.

Alabama is a huge betting favorite over Auburn in the 2018 Iron Bowl, which kicks off on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

Bookmaker opened the line Alabama -24, a 17-point jump from where it opened over the summer.

Alabama has already clinched the SEC West, while Auburn is bowl eligible at 6-4.

Alabama-Auburn Betting Odds Movement

These two teams have gone in complete opposite directions since the start of the season.

They both opened with non-conference wins that looked better at the time — Auburn 23-17 over Washington, and Alabama 56-14 against Louisville. After the first two weeks of the season, Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook listed Alabama at -10.5.

Since then, the Tide have looked dominant in just about every game while Auburn lost to LSU, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Georgia. That’s led to a nearly two-touchdown adjustment on the spread.

Alabama-Auburn Betting History

Alabama has been favored in 22-of-38 Iron Bowls since 1980, and hasn’t been a dog since Nick Saban’s first season in 2007.

This is the second-largest spread in Iron Bowl history, but doesn’t come close to breaking the record. Alabama was -34 in 2012 and won 49-0. The next season, Auburn won 34-28 as a 10-point underdog on the infamous “Kick Six.”

Credit:

USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Jarrett Stidham and Tua Tagovailoa

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