Colorado vs. Auburn - 11/18/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (1-0) at Colorado Buffaloes (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 1:00 am (Coors Events Center)
The Line: Colorado Buffaloes -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
last 13 games overall.
The Colorado Buffaloes and the Auburn Tigers face off on Early Tuesday morning with a 1 AM EST tip off as part of the 24 Hours of Basketball.
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The Colorado Buffaloes played most of last season without their best player when Spencer Dinwiddie went down for the season but they laid a lot of the groundwork for this year’s team. Colorado got their season started on the right foot on Friday with a 17-point win over Drexel in Boulder. Josh Scott had a big game against Drexel leading CU with 21 points and 11 rebounds. Wesley Gordon had nine points and four rebounds and Xavier Talton and Xavier Johnson each had eight points. Colorado shot 42.3 percent from the floor and 30.8 percent from beyond the three-point arc. Colorado looks like they will go as far as Scott can carry them.
The Auburn Tigers opened their season with a win and while they have some nice talent on this year’s roster most of the pregame talk centered around new Head Coach Bruce Pearl. One the ball was tipped on Friday Auburn took care of business knocking off Milwaukee by 10 points. K.T. Harrell led Auburn with 20 points in the win. Antoine Mason had 19 points, Cinmeon Bowers had 18 points and 17 rebounds, and K.C. Ross-Miller scored 13 points. Auburn shot 46.2 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the three-point arc but the jury is still out as to what kind of team Auburn will be this season.
Colorado is 7-2 against the spread in their last nine non-conference games, 1-5 against the spread against the SEC, and 2-6 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Auburn is 4-1 against the spread in their last five road games, 12-4 against the spread following a win, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five games.
Auburn is improved but this looks to be a stiff test and I see Auburns ability on the boards allowing them to keep it close enough to cover the point spread.