Auburn vs. Mississippi - 2/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mississippi Rebels (16-10) at Auburn Tigers (10-15)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 5:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers +4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Auburn Tigers and the Ole Miss Rebels face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball action.
The Auburn Tigers are 10-15 this season and they are coming off of a win at Arkansas that ended a seven game losing streak. Auburn is averaging 72.2 points per game and they are shooting 40.2 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78 points 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 points and 7.6 rebounds, Bryce Brown is averaging 10.5 points, and Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 11 points and 9.7 rebounds. Auburn is 7-5 at home and 4-9 in the SEC.
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The Ole Miss Rebels are 16-10 this season and they have lost two of their last three games. Ole Miss is averaging 74.7 points per game and they are shooting 41.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 72 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Stefan Moody leads the Rebels averaging 22.8 points per game. Sebastian Saiz is averaging 12 points and 9.2 rebounds, Tomasz Gielo is averaging 9.5 points, and Rasheed Brooks is averaging 9.1 points. Mississippi is 5-6 on the road and 6-7 in the SEC.
Auburn is 2-5 against the spread against the SEC, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Ole Miss is 6-1-1 in their last eight games, 4-1-1 against the spread in their last six road games, and 6-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The home team has covered the point spread in eight of the last 11 meetings of these two.
Auburn is coming off of a big win and has the momentum and Ole Miss let one get away and then let it turn into a blowout in their last game so I am going with Auburn here as a home dog.