Thanksgiving weekend always offers up a tremendous stretch of college football action. While the slate looks a little different this year, with several games having been postponed or canceled altogether, there will still be plenty of games to watch and wager on.
One game to keep a close eye on is the classic Auburn vs. Alabama tilt. Several sportsbooks took down their odds on the game earlier in the week due to COVID-19 concerns. As of this morning, the game is still scheduled to be played today at 3:30 p.m. ET.
College football Week 13 odds
Top games to watch: Saturday, Nov. 28
Auburn at Alabama – 3:30 p.m. ET
At many points during the past week it looked like the Iron Bowl would either be postponed or canceled altogether. But as of this morning, Auburn (5-2) vs. Alabama (7-0) is set to go off at 3:30 p.m. ET today in Tuscaloosa.
The Crimson Tide () will be without head coach Nick Saban, who tested positive for COVID-19 this week. Despite the absence of arguably the greatest coach in college football history, Alabama is still a massive favorite at most books. The line got to as high as 26-points at DraftKings Sportsbook on Thursday.
Auburn will have to deal with a Mac Jones-led passing attack that is averaging 366.1 yards per game.
The Tigers’ Bo Nix has been much better of late after a disastrous game against South Carolina on Oct. 17 in which he threw three interceptions. Since then, he has led Auburn to three straight wins and has a 5:1 TD to INT ratio.
San Jose State at Boise State – 4 p.m. ET
Boise State’s only blemish on their record this year came at the hands of BYU, one of the nation’s top teams. The biggest scoring threat for the Broncos isn’t their passing nor rushing attack– it’s been their special teams. Boise State () has scored a special teams touchdown in all three of their wins. Avery Williams has combined for three return touchdowns, most in the nation.
For San Jose State (), it’s been Nick Starkel. The twice-transfer has started 15 games for Texas A&M and Arkansas in his career and has led SJSU to a 4-0 record; their best start in some time. Their defense has also been stingy, allowing just 15.2 points per game (seventh). Boise State is large and by far their toughest test so far, implied by the large spread. Don’t be surprised if the Spartans keep it closer than that, though.