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LSU Tigers vs. Auburn Tigers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/8/14

Auburn Tigers (11-9) at LSU Tigers (14-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm (Pete Maravich Assembly Center)

The Line: LSU Tigers -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN Full Court

The LSU Tigers and the Auburn Tigers face off on Saturday in Baton Rouge in SEC college basketball.

The LSU Tigers are coming off of a tough loss at Georgia but they stand at 5-4 and in fourth place in the SEC this season. LSU is 10-2 at home this season and they have played the 74th ranked schedule in the nation. Johnny O’Bryant III is averaging 15.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Jordan Mickey is averaging 13.9 points and 7.4 rebounds, Andre Stringer is averaging 12.1 points, and Jarrell Martin is averaging 9.4 points. As a team LSU Is averaging 77.2 points and they are shooting 45.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.9 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. LSU is still competing for a possible spot in the NCAA Tournament but they can’t afford any more bad losses.

LSU Tigers vs. Auburn Tigers Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/8/14

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The Auburn Tigers are playing their best basketball of season winning their last three games. Auburn is 1-6 on the road this season and they have played the 117th ranked schedule in the country. Chris Denson leads Auburn in scoring averaging 19.8 points per game. K.T. Harrell is averaging 19.4 points, Tahj Shamsid-Deen is averaging 9.1 points, and Allen Payne is averaging 7.3 points and 6.2 rebounds. Auburn is averaging 73.6 points and they are shooting 45.6 percent while allowing 71.2 points and their opponents are shooting 43 percent. Auburn is tied for 10th place in the SEC standings.

LSU is 3-0-1 against the spread in their last four home games, 3-1-2 against the spread in the last six games, and 8-2-1 against the spread following a loss. Auburn is 5-13 against the spread against the SEC, 2-8 against the spread in their last 10 road games, and 4-13 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The underdog has covered the point spread I four of the last five meetings of these two.

This is a big number but LSU is the better team and coming off of the loss they should be focused here.

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LSU Tigers -9.5

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