LSU vs. Auburn SEC Tournament - 3/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (14-19) at LSU Tigers (22-9)
College Basketball: Friday, March 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm (Bridgestone Arena)
The Line: LSU Tigers -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The LSU Tigers and the Auburn Tigers face off on Friday in Nashville in SEC Tournament college basketball action.
The LSU Tigers are 22-9 this season and they finished in fourth place in the SEC standings. LSU is averaging 73.8 points and they are shooting 45.9percent while defensively they are allowing 67.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40.2 percent. Jarell Martin leads LSU averaging 16.9 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Jordan Mickey is averaging 16 points and 9.9 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 13.2 points, and Tim Quarterman is averaging 11.4 points and 5.2 rebounds. LSU is 1-2 in neutral site games and 11-7 in the SEC.
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The Auburn Tigers are 14-19 this season but after back-to-back wins in the opening rounds of the SEC Tournament they land in this matchup. Auburn is averaging 67.8 points and they are shooting 40.7 percent while defensively they are allowing 71.6 points and their opponents are shooting 47 percent. K.T. Harrell leads Auburn averaging 18.4 points per game. Antoine Mason is averaging 14.2 points, Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 12.3 points and 9.6 rebounds, and K.C. Ross Miller is averaging 7.2 points. Auburn is 3-1 in neutral site games and 6-14 in the SEC.
LSU is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Auburn is 4-0 against the spread in their last four games, 1-5 against the spread following a win, and 2-10 against the spread in Friday games. The underdog has covered the point spread in six of the last eight meetings of these two.
Auburn is playing their best basketball of the season but it isn’t enough as I have LSU winning this one handily.