Alabama Early 14-Point favorite in Iron Bowl

Alabama is an early two touchdown or more favorite in what will be an Iron Bowl that will shape the national championship game on November 30.

With the miraculous win by Auburn over Georgia, their chance at reaching the SEC title game and a national title remained alive.

The winner of the November 30 Iron Bowl will be the SEC West winner, while the loser must listen for a full year to their in-state archrivals brag about being Iron Bowl winners.

The line currently has the Tide as a favorite by 15.5 point at Auburn. There are books out there including Bovada that have the line at 13.5, while others such as topbet, betonline and sportsbook.com at 14.5.

Florida State destroyed Syracuse last Saturday 59-3, while Alabama just played in workmen-like fashion to defeat Mississippi State on the road 20-7.

At this point in time, some books like Bovada have Alabama in their futures as a -3 favorite over FSU in the BCS Championship game, while others have it as high as 5.5 in favor of Alabama.

Some experts downgraded the Tide a bit after their less than spectacular game against the Bulldogs last weekend. Nevertheless, the Tide is undefeated and their opponents are the ones with the task of knocking the champion off its pedestal.

Early Look

UCLA takes on Arizona State and the Bruins are home ‘dogs by 2.5 points. However, the Sun Devils have played on the road four times this season and are 1-3 ATS, with their two outright losses included. The Bruins are 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS at home. UCLA is also 3-1 SU over the past 4 head-to-head games with the Sun Devils, including defeating ASU at Tempe last season 45-43.

UCLA will win outright to represent the South division in the Pac-12 title game.

Quickies

Wisconsin is 8-0 ATS over their past 8 games, as a favorite by double-digits. This season they lead the nation ATS at 9-0-1 and are favored over Minnesota by 16.

USC is 5-1 SU and ATS under Ed Orgeron their interim coach. USC ended the hopes of Stanford for a national title by defeating the Cardinal 20-17 last week as an underdog at home by 3.5.

James Franklin, Missouri’s quarterback is starting Saturday on the road against Ole Miss after missing the past four games due to a separated shoulder.

Michigan State has an ATS record of 13-3-1 in its past 17 games when a favorite on the road under head coach Mike Dantonio. On Saturday, Michigan State is a 7-point chalk at Northwestern.

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