Auburn vs. LSU - 2/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
LSU Tigers (13-8) at Auburn Tigers (9-11)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: SEC Network
The Auburn Tigers and the LSU Tigers face off on Tuesday in SEC college basketball action.
The Auburn Tigers are 9-11 this season and they have lost their last three games., Auburn is averaging 74.4 points per game and they are shooting 41.6 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 78 points and their opponents are shooting 44.3 percent. Kareem Canty leads Auburn averaging 18.5 points and 5.3 assists per game. Tyler Harris is averaging 15.3 points and 8.3 rebounds, T.J. Dunans is averaging 12.4 points, and Conmeon Bowers is averaging 10.7 points and 9.1 rebounds. Auburn is 7-3 at home and 3-5 in the SEC.
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The LSU Tigers are 13-8 this season and are coming off of a loss to number one ranked Oklahoma in the Big12 vs. SEC challenge. LSU is averaging 81 points per game and they are shooting 47 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 75.7 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Ben Simmons leads LSU averaging 19.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game. Craig Victor II is averaging 13 points and 6.3 rebounds, Keith Hornsby is averaging 12.9 points, Tim Quarterman is averaging 11.9 points. LSU is 2-4 on the road and 6-2 in the SEC.
Auburn is 2-5 against the spread against the SEC, 2-6 against the spread in their last eight games, and 1-4 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. LSU is 13-5-1 against the spread following a loss, 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games, and 0-6 against the spread against the SEC. The underdog has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
This looks to be one of those games Auburn has a chance to win outright but as bad as LSU has been against the number in conference taking the points seems to be the better play.