Middle Tennessee vs. Auburn - 12/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (4-1) at Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders (5-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Murphy Center)
The Line: Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Middle Tennesse TV 10
The Auburn Tigers and Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders meet Saturday afternoon at the Murphy Athletic Center.
The Auburn Tigers look for their second road win to get off to a solid 5-1 start to the year. The Auburn Tigers are averaging 90.2 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 77.2 points on 43 percent shooting. Kareem Canty is averaging 17.2 points and 5.8 assists while Tyler Harris is averaging 17 points and eight rebounds. T.J. Dunans is dishing 3.4 assists and Cinmeon Bowers is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Auburn Tigers are shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc and 69.7 percent from the free throw line. Auburn has five double-digit scorers and is allowing teams to shoot 30.6 percent from deep. The Auburn Tigers have lost seven of their last 10 road games.
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The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders look for a solid victory to improve to 6-2 on the season. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are averaging 66.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 39.2 percent shooting. Giddy Potts is averaging 14.3 points and 6.6 rebounds while Darnell Harris is averaging 11.9 points and 4.4 rebounds. Reggie Upshaw is the third double-digit scorer and Perrin Buford is grabbing 4.6 rebounds. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders are shooting 38.9 percent from beyond the arc and 63.6 percent from the free throw line. Middle Tennessee has missed 56 free throws in seven games and is allowing 30.2 percent shooting from downtown. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have won 10 of their last 14 home games.
The Tigers are 7-3-2 ATS in their last 12 Saturday games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Blue Raiders are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 17-7-1 ATS in their last 25 home games.
Auburn is off to a nice start but still has to prove it can win on the road. Middle Tennessee has the defense and the home crowd to slow down the Tigers. In a toss up game, I'm siding with the home team.