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Mark May Releases Score Prediction For Alabama vs. Auburn

Mark May talks before being laid off by ESPN.

Mark May on air for ESPN.

Former ESPN college football analyst Mark May is still making game predictions with Lou Holtz.

The former ESPN college football analysts duo makes score predictions each week for The Crowd's Line's "College Football Show."

This week, May and Holtz made their score picks for the Iron Bowl between No. 1 Alabama and No. 22 Auburn.

May likes Alabama to win big - 44 to 17 over Auburn.

Alabama enters Saturday's game as a big favorite, though the Crimson Tide will be without Nick Saban, who tested positive.

“The head coach is responsible to get your team game ready, that’s Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I used to tell our team that preparation stops when the foot hits the ball. What you’re going to miss on gameday without Nick Saban there, it’s game management. Two-minute situations. Special teams. It’s flipping the (playsheet) over and saying take a shot," Urban Meyer said today.

"Those are game-management decisions which obviously he’s excellent out. But the different between a Ryan Day and Nick Saban is Saban isn’t the primary play-caller. He’s the game-manager. But the thing is, he’s an excellent defensive coach and he can provide expertise and consultation. Game management and where your expertise is, is what (Alabama will miss).”

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