Auburn vs. Tennessee - 1/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Volunteers (7-5) at Auburn Tigers (6-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Auburn Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball action.
The Auburn Tigers are 6-5 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Auburn is averaging 19.3 points per game. Kareem Canty leads the Tigers averaging 19.3 points per game. Tyler Harris is averaging 14 points and 8.4 rebounds, Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 12.5 points and 9.7 rebounds, and T.J. Dunans is averaging 12.4 points. Auburn appears to sill not be good enough to be thinking NCAA Tournament.
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The Tennessee Volunteers are 7-5 this season and they have won three of their last four games. Tennessee is averaging 79.5 points and they are shooting 44.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 74.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.1 percent. Kevin Punter leads the Vols averaging 22.2 points per game. Armani Moore is averaging 15 points, Robert Hubbs III is averaging 12.9 points, and Devon Baulkman is averaging 10.7 points. Tennessee is off to their usual slow start.
Auburn is 6-1 against the spread following a loss, 5-1 against the spread in their last six home games, and 5-0-1 against the spread against the SEC. Tennessee is 12-2 against the spread in their last 14 home games, 5-1 against the spread following a win, and 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. The home team has covered the point spread in 11 of the last 15 meetings of these two.
I don’t love this game but I really don’t love the way Auburn has been playing so going to take the small number and Tennessee.