Auburn Tigers vs. Colorado Buffaloes - 11/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Colorado Buffaloes (0-1) at Auburn Tigers (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Colorado Buffaloes will travel to play the Auburn Tigers in a Tuesday afternoon game.
The Auburn Tigers are coming off of a close win against UAB by a score of 75-74 in their season opener. TJ Lang made a three pointer with 16.3 seconds left to seal the win for Auburn. Kareem Canty led the way for Auburn with 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists. Tyler Harris also had 14 points and 5 rebounds for Auburn. Horace Spencer led Auburn in rebounding with 7 rebounds. Auburn shot 77.4% on free throws, 36.8% on three-pointers, and 43.1% on all field goal attempts. Auburn was out rebounded in this one 39-36. Auburn also had 10 assists and 14 turnovers. Auburn will have to improve their assist to turnover ratio if they want to compete in the SEC this season.
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The Colorado Buffaloes are coming off of a loss to Iowa State by a score of 68-62. Colorado actually played well and battled until the end, but couldn’t stop get the defensive stops against Iowa State down the stretch. George King came off of the bench for Colorado but led them in scoring with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Dominique Collier added 13 points and 3 assists for Colorado. Josh Scott led Colorado in rebounding with 11 rebounds; he also added 11 points. Colorado shot 63.6% from free throws, 39.1% from three-pointers, and 36.5% on all field goal attempts. Colorado was also out rebounded by their opponent 43-38. Colorado had 12 assists and 14 assists and 18 turnovers in their defeat. Colorado impressed me against Iowa State, so it will be interesting to see if it was a fluke or if they could be a contender in the Pac-12 this season.
Colorado 1-4 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. Colorado is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games against the SEC. The over is 7-3 in Colorado’s last 10 games. Auburn is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. Auburn is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 home games. The under is 7-2 Auburn’s last 9 games.
Colorado impressed me against Iowa State and I think they are the better team in this one. I know traveling across the country isn’t ideal, but I think Colorado will win this one outright. I am picking Colorado and the points.