Auburn vs. Alabama - 2/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (15-10) at Auburn Tigers (12-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 9:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers +1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Auburn Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Tuesday at Auburn Arena in a matchup of SEC rivals having disappointing seasons.
The Auburn Tigers are 12-13 this season and they have lost six of their last eight games. Auburn is averaging 68.7 points and they are shooting 41.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points and their opponents are shooting 45.4 percent. K.T. Harrell is averaging 17.8 points per game to lead the Tigers. Antoine Mason is averaging 14.4 points, Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 13 points and 10.8 rebounds, and K.C. Ross-Miller is averaging 6.7 points. Auburn is 9-5 at home and 4-8 in the SEC.
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The Alabama Crimson Tide are 15-10 this season and they have lost four of their last six games. Alabama is averaging 66.8 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 63.2 points and their opponents are shooting 41.7 percent. Levi Randolph leads the Crimso Tide averaging 14.8 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Ricky Tarrant is averaging 13.1 points, Rodney Cooper is averaging 10.1 points, and Shannon Hale is averaging 8.4 points. Alabama is 2-6 on the road and 5-7 in the SEC.
Auburn is 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games, 2-8 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 0-4 against the spread following a win. Alabama is 6-1against the spread in their last seven road games, 10-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 4-1 against the spread following a loss. The home team has covered the point spread in four of the last five meeting of these two.
This is a deep rooted rivalry that the home team owns and I see no reason that trend doesn’t continue here making my play Auburn.