Tennesseevs. Auburn - 1/31/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (10-10) at Tennessee Volunteers (12-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Auburn Tigers face off on Saturday at Thompson-Boling Arena in SEC college basketball.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 12-7 this season and have lost their last two games. Tennessee is averaging 64.2 points and they are shooting 43.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 62.7 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Josh Richardson is averaging 15.6 points per game to lead the Vols. Kevin Punter is averaging 10.7 points, Armani Moore is averaging 9.7 points and 6.6 rebounds, and Robert Hubbs II is averaging 6.6 points. Tennessee is 8-2 at home and 4-3 in the SEC.
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The Auburn Tigers are 10-10 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Auburn is averaging 66.9 points and they are shooting 40.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.6 points and their opponents are shooting 45.1 percent. K.T. Harrell is averaging 17.1 points per game to lead the Tigers. Antoine Mason is averaging 14.1 points, Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 13.5 points and 11.2 rebounds, and K.C. Ross-Miller is averaging 6.2 points. Auburn is 0-6 on the road and 2-5 in the SEC.
Tennessee is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 1-5-1 against the spread I their last seven home games, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six Saturday games. Auburn is 4-0-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight road games, and 3-1-1 against the spread following a loss. The home team has covered the point spread in 11 of the last 15 meetings of these two.
I have been big on the Vols this season and I flirted with making this one a Premium Pick as I see Tennessee covering the number here.