November 24, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron (10) points out the defense against the Auburn Tigers during the second quarter at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Iron Bowl 2013: Alabama opens as 10-point favorite over Auburn

College football is gearing up for another exciting weekend of action after the crazy slate of games from Week 13, but the highlight of the schedule is undoubtedly the Iron Bowl clash between SEC rivals Alabama and Auburn.

The game has serious BCS implications with both teams currently sitting in the top ten, so it is more important than ever for each side to come away with the win.

With the game now less than one week away, Vegas has adjusted the betting odds for the game and Alabama will open as a ten-point favorite. It will be the 53rd straight game that the Crimson Tide have come in as the favorites, but it is the lowest spread since the two teams met back in 2010. Auburn was able to come away from that meeting with the win.

The spread is the first time this season that Alabama was not favored for their upcoming game by at least two touchdowns.

Who do you think will come away with the win? Sound off in the comments section below with your thoughts and predictions.

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  • Danny Berry

    Bama has lost the last 8 Iron Bowls where Auburn has finished the season with at least 9 wins. Auburn already sits at 10-1. Should be a great game!!! Even if Auburn loses the game I will be proud of them. Only the Auburn faithful new they would turn it around this year. Most people had them pegged to be lucky to win 7. I think the FB at Auburn, Jay Prosch, and the HB, Tre Mason, are the 2 most underrated players in college football to the tune of 320 yds a game rushing and leading the nation in rushing yards gained inside the red zone.

  • Wayne Jones

    AU in good, but Alabama has the benefit of playing in heavy pressure games, that really adds to thier chances and confidence, Nick Saban has the skill and know how to get a team ready to play this type of game . The 3rd and 4th quarters will show this in the Iron Bowl. AU defense may wilt in the 3rd and 4th, I just don’t know if thier depth is that strong. This game works on nerves and stamina which Alabama usually has at the end of a game. AU has a chance, but if I had to bet My coins would be on Bama.