Auburn Tigers vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Pick, Odds, Prediction 2/22/14
Vanderbilt Commodores (14-11) at Auburn Tigers (12-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 6:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers -4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Auburn Tigers and the Vanderbilt Commodores face off on Saturday at Auburn Arena in a SEC college basketball battle.
The Auburn Tigers have lost three of their last four games and they have slipped into 11th place in SEC standings. Auburn is 11-4 at home this season and 4-9 in the SEC. Chris Denson leads the Tigers in scoring averaging 20.6 points per game. K.T. Harrell is averaging 19 points, Tahj Shamsid Deen is averaging 9.7 points, and Allen Payne is averaging 7.2 points and 5.5 rebounds. Auburn is averaging 73.6 points and they are shooting 45 percent while defensively they are allowing 72 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Auburn is 3-3 at home in SEC games.
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The Vanderbilt Commodores have lost three of their last four games and are in a three-way tie for eighth place in the SEC. Vandy is 6-7 in the SEC and 4-7 in games away home. Rod Odom leads the Commodores averaging 14.5 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Kyle Fuller is averaging 11.8 points, Damian Jones is averaging 11.5 points and 5.8 rebounds, and James Saikam is averaging 8.1 points and 5.3 rebounds. Vanderbilt is averaging 66.5 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent while defensively they are allowing 65.4 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Vanderbilt is 2-4 in SEC away games.
Auburn is 5-2 against the spread against the SEC, 6-15 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 7-19 against the spread following a loss. Vanderbilt is 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 road games against a team with a winning home record, 37-18-2 against the spread in their last 57 road games, and 1-3-2 against the spread in their last six Saturday games. Vanderbilt has covered the point spread in six of their last seven games at Auburn.
This one really could go either way depending on which teams show up but Vandy has been tough on the road and getting the generous number they are the play here,
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