ESPN College GameDay predictions for Alabama vs. Auburn football in 2021 Iron Bowl

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ESPN "College GameDay" broadcast from Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Saturday ahead of the Big Ten Conference battle between Ohio State and Michigan.

When members of the "College GameDay" cast made predictions, one of the contests they discussed was the Alabama vs. Auburn game, which is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. CT on Saturday.

Alabama, ranked No. 2 in the USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll, enters the game 10-1 overall and 6-1 in the SEC. Auburn comes into the matchup 6-5 overall and 3-4 in the SEC.

"College GameDay" is hosted by Rece Davis and includes analysts Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Lee Corso.

ESPN College GameDay picks for Alabama vs. Auburn football

ESPN's Rece Davis talks to Ohio State president Kristina Johnson during the first quarter of the NCAA football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.
ESPN's Rece Davis talks to Ohio State president Kristina Johnson during the first quarter of the NCAA football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021.

Desmond Howard picked Alabama.

Kirk Herbstreit picked Alabama.

Lee Corso picked Alabama.

Celebrity guest picker Sebastian Maniscalco picked Alabama.

"Without (Auburn quarterback) Bo Nix, I just can't see Auburn's offense pulling off the upset, so I have to go Alabama," Howard said.

"Alabama wins a big game," Corso said. "They need this one going into the two Georgia games."

"(Auburn head coach) Bryan Harsin will come up with some schemes and looks that will give Alabama's secondary fits," Herbstreit said. "Not having Bo Nix, there's no shot, I don't think, of an upset. I like Alabama to win the game, but I think Harsin will come up with a few tricks."

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ESPN "College GameDay" airs each Saturday morning during the college football season from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. CT on ESPN and ESPNU.

Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.

This article originally appeared on Montgomery Advertiser: ESPN College GameDay picks for Alabama vs. Auburn football, Iron Bowl

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