Auburn is walking into their biggest test of the season tonight.
The Tigers (14-1, 3-0 SEC) take on Alabama (11-4, 2-1 SEC) at 8 p.m. CST on ESPN. The Crimson Tide are on a little bit of a slide, having split their last six games evenly (3-3), but Nate Oats & Co. will be awake for the Iron Bowl of basketball later on this evening.
In fact, oddsmakers seem to favor Alabama in what should be a very competitive game.
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook
Line: Alabama (-3.5)
Money Line: Auburn (+130) | Texas A&M (-160)
The line for this game opened at -1.5 but has since grown, which indicates to me that Tipico knows something we don’t know. What we do know is that Bruce Pearl is 1-3 vs Nate Oats. Getting a win in Coleman Coliseum tonight would be huge for Auburn, especially thinking about the longterm SEC standings. Auburn currently holds a one game lead in first place. A win over No. 24 Alabama could be crucial down the line.