Tennessee vs. Auburn - 2/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (9-13) at Tennessee Volunteers (11-12)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Thompson-Boling Arena)
The Line: Tennessee Volunteers -9.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Auburn Tigers face off on Tuesday in SEC college basketball action.
The Tennessee Volunteers are 11-12 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Tennessee is averaging 77.3 points per game and they are shooting 42 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 76.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42.5 percent. Kevin Punter leads the Vols averaging 23.2 points per game. Armani Moore is averaging 11.9 points and 8.0 rebounds, Robert Hubbs III is averaging 11.1 points, and Detrick Mostella is averaging 8.5 points. Tennessee is 10-2 at home and 4-6 in the SEC.
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The Auburn Tigers are 9-113 this season and they have lost their last five games. Auburn is averaging 73.3 points per game and they are shooting 40.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 77.5 points per game and their opponents are shooting 44.5 percent. Kareem Canty leads the Tigers averaging 18.3 points and 5.3 assists per game. Tyler Harris is averaging 14.8 points and 7.9 rebounds, T.J. Dunans is averaging 12.4 points, and Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 11 points and 9.2 rebounds. Auburn is 1-8 on the road and 3-7 in the SEC.
Tennessee is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 4-14-1 against the spread in their last 19 home games against a team with a losing road record. Auburn is 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 1-4 against the spread in their last five games, and 1-6 against the spread in their last seven road games. The home team has covered the point spread in 12 of the last 16 meetings of these two.
This is a big number but the Vols are the better team so while I don’t love the game I will lay the points.