Kentucky vs. Auburn - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (12-14) at Kentucky Wildcats (26-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Rupp Arena)
The Line: Kentucky Wildcats -26 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and the Auburn Tigers face off on Saturday at Rupp Arena in Lexington in a SEC college basketball battle.
The Kentucky Wildcats are 26-0 and are five wins away from completing a perfect regular season. Kentucky is averaging 73.3 points and they are shooting 46.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 51.7 points and their opponents are shooting 33.9 percent. Devin Booker leads the Wildcats averaging 11 points per game. Aaron Harrison is averaging 10.8 points, Willie Cauley-Stein is averaging 9.3 points and 6.4 rebounds, and Karl-Anthony Towns is averaging 8.8 points and 6.3 rebounds. Kentucky is 16-0 at home and the unanimous number one team in the nation.
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The Auburn Tigers are 12-14 this season and they have lost seven of their last nine games. Auburn is averaging 68.7 points and they are shooting 41 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.5 points and their opponents are shooting 45.7 percent. K.T. Harrell leads the Tigers averaging 17.9 points per game. Antoine Mason is averaging 14.9 points, Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 13.1 points and 10.7 rebounds, and K.C. Ross-Miller is averaging 6.4 points. Auburn is 2-7 on the road and 4-9 in the SEC.
Kentucky is 2-5 against the spread following a win, 7-3-1 against the spread in Saturday games, and 6-2 against the spread at home against a team with a losing road record. Auburn is 4-0 against the spread in their last four road games, 6-2-1 against the spread following a loss, and 15-5-1 agains the spread following a double-digit home loss. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last seven meetings of these two.
This is a huge number and while Kentucky wins decisively, 26 is a little too much to ask for.