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Auburn Opens as Massive Underdog Against Alabama

By David Hayes
Auburn vs Alabama odds for 2020 college football matchup open with the Tigers as surprisingly large underdogs against the Crimson Tide.
Auburn vs Alabama odds for 2020 college football matchup open with the Tigers as surprisingly large underdogs against the Crimson Tide. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images
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This has been quite the unusual and wild college football season, but as of this Monday morning, the Iron Bowl rivalry remains intact.

While we've seen a growing number of games postponed and canceled due to COVID-19 in recent weeks, the Auburn Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide are squared away to let the show go on this Saturday in Tuscaloosa.

And the oddsmakers have already made up their minds on which SEC powerhouse they're favoring.

Less than a week from Saturday's 3:30 p.m. EST kickoff at Bryant Denny Stadium, the Crimson Tide have opened as massive 23.5-point home favorites over the Tigers, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Auburn has battled through an up-and-down season behind Bo Nix at quarterback, while Nick Saban has had his Tide looking like business as usual behind Heisman Trophy contender Mac Jones.

There's still plenty of time for that spread to move in either direction between now and Saturday, but the consensus seems clear: Bama's riding high as far as the odds are concerned for now.


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David Hayes is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, David Hayes also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username DavidWHayes. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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