Auburn vs. Kentucky - 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kentucky Wildcats (13-3) at Auburn Tigers (7-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers +10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Kentucky Wildcats and Auburn Tigers meet Saturday afternoon at the Auburn Arena.
The Kentucky Wildcats look to keep rolling after winning six of their last eight games. The Kentucky Wildcats are averaging 77.8 points on 47.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Jamal Murray is averaging 17.6 points and 4.3 rebounds while Tyler Ulis is averaging 14.2 points and six assists. Isaiah Briscoe is the third double-digit scorer and Alex Poythress is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Kentucky Wildcats are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. Kentucky is allowing 31.2 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 39.1 rebounds per game. The Kentucky Wildcats have won 15 of their last 20 road games.
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The Auburn Tigers need a bounce back win after losing five of their last six games. The Auburn Tigers are averaging 76.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 77.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Kareem Canty is averaging 18.5 points and 5.7 assists while Tyler Harris is averaging 14.9 points and 8.4 rebounds. Cinmeon Bowers is the third double-digit scorer and Horace Spencer is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Auburn Tigers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 62.7 percent from the free throw line. Auburn is allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and is grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game. The Auburn Tigers have split their last 18 home games.
The Wildcats are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Wildcats are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Auburn and 3-1-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings overall.
Kentucky has been shaky pretty much all season and has really had issues on the road. I don't like this Auburn team at all. However, this is the Tigers Super Bowl and Canty is capable of hitting big shots. I'll take the points with low confidence.