Alabama vs. Auburn Odds: Tide Open as Short Favorite in 2019 Iron Bowl
Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Nick Saban and Gus Malzahn
- Updated betting odds for Alabama vs. Auburn list the Tide as a 4-point favorite. They opened -3 on Sunday in Las Vegas.
- Alabama has been downgraded nearly a touchdown without quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, who is out for the season. Lookahead lines before his injury listed the Tide at -9.5.
- Auburn only has four wins in the Iron Bowl since Nick Saban took over at Alabama, but two have come at home as a single-digit underdog.
Alabama vs. Auburn Odds
- Odds: Alabama -4
- Total: 49.5
- Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
- TV: CBS
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The 2019 Iron Bowl took a hit for the worse when Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa injured his hip and was ruled out for the season.
We believe Tua is worth a little more than a touchdown to the spread, which is why the line has dropped from the lookahead lines posted several weeks ago. Those were around Alabama -10.
Circa Sports in Las Vegas opened Alabama -3, with the total at 49.5. It quickly moved to Alabama -4.
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Past Line Moves for Alabama-Auburn
Alabama opened -13 in the summer and got as high as -17. That peak came after Auburn struggled in a win over Oregon to open the season.
As the Tigers improved and the defense really flexed its muscles, the line started to fall.
Then, Tua went down.
Westgate opened Alabama -2.5 after the injury, not too far off from the opening line on game week.
Via Westgate’s Game of the Year lines.
How Has Alabama Fared in the Betting Market Recently?
Well, pretty much everything is moot because of Tua’s injury.
The Tide have covered two games without him (he was injured midway through a win over Mississippi State), but this limits their offensive explosiveness.
What About Auburn?
The Tigers defense is legit, which is why eight of their 11 games have gone under the closing total, including the last four.
The offense still has a lot to figure out — it’s only topped 20 points once in the last five games, and that was against Arkansas.