Tennessee Volunteers vs. Auburn Tigers Pick, Odds, Prediction 1/15/14
Auburn Tigers (8-5) at Tennessee Volunteers (10-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Auburn Tigers face off on Wednesday in SEC college basketball action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are coming off of a one-point home loss to Texas A&M and they sit at 1-1 in SEC play. The Vols are 7-2 at home this season and they have played the 21st ranked schedule in the country. Jordan McCrae is averaging 18.3 points to lead the Volunteers. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 13.4 points and 9.3 rebounds, Jeronne Maymon is averaging 10.8 points and 8.4 rebounds, and Josh Richardson and Antonio Barton are averaging 8.7 points each. As a team Tennessee is averaging 74.7 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 61.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41.4 percent. Tennessee travels to Lexington to take on Kentucky next.
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The Auburn Tigers are winless in SEC play thus far dropping their last two games. Auburn is 0-3 away from home this season and 1-4 against teams with a RPI better than 100. K.T. Harrell is averaging 19.3 points to lead the Tigers. Chris Denson is averaging 19.1 points and 5.2 rebounds, Tahj Shamsid-Deen is averaging 8.2 points, and Allen Payne is averaging 6.4 points and 6.0 rebounds. Auburn is averaging 75.1 points and they are shooting 45.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.3 points and their opponents are shooting 41.6 percent. This looks like it might be a tough year for Auburn.
Tennessee is 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 10-3 against the spread against the SEC, and 14-6 against the spread following a loss. Auburn is 1-5 against the spread in their last six road games, 2-10 against a team with a winning record, and 1-10 against the spread against the SEC. The home team is 10-2 against the spread in the last 12 meetings of these two teams.
My free pick in this game will be on the total so please check back shortly after the total is released. My stronger pick is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.
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