Auburn Tigers vs. Tennessee Volunteers Pick, Odds, Prediction 3/5/14
Tennessee Volunteers (18-11) at Auburn Tigers (13-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: ESPN Full Court
The Auburn Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Wednesday in a SEC college basketball battle.
The Auburn Tigers have lost three of their last four games and hey sit in 12th place in the SEC as they play their final home game of the season. Auburn is 5-11 in the SEC and 12-5 at home this season. Chris Denson leads the Tigers averaging 19.9 points per game. K.T. Harrell is averaging 18.5 points, Tahj Shamsid-Deen is averaging 9.6 points, and Allen Payne is averaging 7.7 points and 5.6 rebounds. Auburn is averaging 72.8 points and tey are shooting 44 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.8 percent. Auburn is 4-4 in SEC home games.
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The Tennessee Volunteers have won three of their last four games and they are hoping that if they can win out they can make the NCAA Tournament field. Tennessee is 9-7 in the SEC and 5-8 in games away from home. Jordan McRae is the Volunteers leading scorer averaging 19.3 points per game. Jarnell Stokes is averaging 14.3 points and 10.4 rebounds, Jeronne Maymon is averaging 10.3 points and 8.2 rebounds, and Josh Richardson is averaging 9.4 points. Tennessee is averaging 72.1 points and they are shooting 44.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.6 points ad their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Tennessee has a 49 RPI and have played the 21st ranked schedule.
Auburn is 8-17 against the spread in their last 25 SEC games, 8-20 against the spread following a loss, and 6-16 against the spread against a team with a winning record. Tennessee is 16-5-1 against the spread against a team with a losing record, 0-4 against the spread in their last four road games, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they covered the spread. The favorite has covered the point spread in 14 of the last 17 meetings of these two.
My free pick in this one is going to be on the total and at 138.5 I like the under. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that pick in the Premium Area and on the App.