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Paul Finebaum Reveals His Pick For Alabama-Auburn Game

Daniel Carlson of Auburn lines up to kick a field goal.

AUBURN, AL - NOVEMBER 25: Daniel Carlson #38 of the Auburn Tigers lines up to kick a field goal during the second quarter against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan Hare Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum appeared on SportsCenter this morning to preview this afternoon's slate of college football rivalry games.

Who's going to win this afternoon's Alabama-Auburn game?

Finebaum has made his pick.

The ESPN college football analyst isn't picking the upset. He's going with the No. 1 Crimson Tide.

"I like Alabama," Finebaum said on SportsCenter. "I think this game is similar to two years ago. Alabama in same position and Auburn can’t find an offense. When you don't have an offense going up against this Alabama defense ... Tigers are going down."

Alabama will be looking to stay perfect this season, as the Crimson Tide enter the game at 11-0.

Nick Saban said his players have been mad all year about last season's result.

"The players all know what happened last year," Saban said. "I think they don't feel great about it. They didn't feel good about last year. They've had to live with it for 365 days."

"I don't necessarily think that the revenge factor is the best form of motivation out there, but I think it certainly plays into a guy that's a good competitor who wants to come back and do well if he didn't perform well the last time, he played someone."

Alabama and Auburn are set to kick off at 3:30 p.m. E.T.

The game will be on CBS.