Missouri vs. Auburn - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Auburn Tigers (7-6) at Missouri Tigers (7-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm (Mizzou Arena)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri Tigers and the Auburn Tigers face off on Saturday in SEC college basketball.
The Missouri Tigers are 7-7 this season and they are coming off of a loss at Georgia in their SEC opener. Missouri is averaging 69.2 points and they are shooting 43.5 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.7 points and their opponents are shooting 39.8 percent. Kevin Puryear leads Mizzou averaging 12.4 points per game. Wes Clark is averaging 10.3 points, Namon Wright is averaging 8.4 points, and Terrence Phillips is averaging 7.7 points. Missouri is 7-1 at home this season.
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The Auburn Tigers are 7-6 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Auburn is averaging 78.8 points and they are shooting 44.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 78 points and their opponents are shooting 44.2 percent. Kareem Canty leads Auburn averaging 19.5 points and 5.8 assists per game. Tyler Harris is averaging 15 points and 8.5 rebounds, T.J. Dunnans is averaging 12.4 points, and Cinmeon Bowers is averaging 11.5 points and 8.8 rebounds. Auburn is still very much a work in progress and they are 1-3 on the road this season.
Missouri is 4-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 0-3-1 against the spread in their last four games, and 0-5 against the spread against the SEC. Auburn is 7-1 against the spread against the SEC, 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six road games, and 15-6-1 against the spread following a double-digit home loss. The road team is 3-0-1 against the spread in the last four meetings of these two.
I don’t think we can depend on either of these two so I will take the points which gives me Auburn.