Auburn vs. Alabama - 1/19/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (10-6) at Auburn Tigers (8-8)
College Basketball: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers +2.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Auburn Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Tuesday in SEC college basketball action.
The Auburn Tigers are 8-8 this season and they are coming off of a minster win over Kentucky that ended a three game losing streak. Auburn is averaging 76.1 points per game and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 77.2 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Kareem Canty leads the Tigers averaging 19 points and 5.6 assists per game. Tyler Harris is averaging 15.3 points and 8.6 rebounds, Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 11 points and 8.9 rebounds, and Bryce Brown is averaging 9.4 points. Auburn is 6-2 at home this season.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-6 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Alabama is averaging 66.2 points and they are shooting 43.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.9 percent. Retin Obasohan leads the Crimson Tide averaging 13.7 points per game. Shannon Hale is averaging 10.5 points, Arthur Edwards is averaging 10.1 points, and Justin Coleman is averaging 8.4 points. Alabama is 2-3 on the road and 1-3 in the SEC.
Auburn is 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven games, and 0-4 against the spread following a win. Alabama is 10-3 against the spread following a loss, 4-9 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 4-1 against the spread on the road against a team with a winning home record. Alabama is 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine games against Auburn.
In a rivalry game like this a home dog is usually a pretty good place to be and I see it being the case here as well.