Texas Southern Tigers (2-3) at Auburn Tigers (3-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers -13.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Texas Southern Tigers and the Auburn Tigers meet Tuesday in college basketball action from Auburn Arena.
Texas Southern enters this game at 2-3 so far. The wins for Texas Southern have come against Wyoming and LeTourneau this season, while otherwise falling to Washington State, Oklahoma State and Saint Mary’s. As for Auburn, they’re 3-2 so far. Auburn has won their last two games versus South Alabama and Memphis. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Texas Southern opened up with consecutive losses: 56-52 to Washington State and 85-65 to Oklahoma State. The Tigers got their first win over Wyoming 76-74, then fell to Saint Mary’s 82-70. On Friday against LeTourneau Texas Southern got another win 103-60.
In the win over the YellowJackets, Texas Southern’s lead scorer was John Water with 35 points, seven rebounds and three assists. Karl Nicholas added 14 points with 10 rebounds and two assists, and Yahuza Rasas added 10 points with five rebounds.
Over on the Auburn side, they came out of the gate with a 96-91 win over Saint Joseph’s, then lost to Gonzaga 90-67 and UCF 63-55. The Tigers have since won consecutive games however, taking out South Alabama 90-81 and Memphis 74-71.
In the win over Memphis, Auburn’s Justin Powell led the way with 26 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Allen Flanigan added 16 points with four rebounds and one assist as the only other Auburn player in double-figures there.
Auburn is 1-4 ATS in their last five overall and 2-5 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up win. Auburn is 2-7 ATS in their last nine as a favorite and the under is 4-0 in their last four after a straight-up win.
Meanwhile, Texas Southern is 4-1 ATS in their last five overall and 3-7 ATS in the last 10 road games. The under is 4-0 in Texas Southern’s last four Tuesday games and the over is 10-2-1 in their last 13 overall.
PICK: I’m going to stick with Auburn here. Texas Southern came out of the gate pretty flat offensively, posting just 117 combined points over their first pair. Since then, Texas Southern has scored better with 70 or more in three straight. That said, Auburn has posted strong offensive outings themselves in their three wins, with 74 or more in each. I think Texas Southern can hang around for a while in this one, but I like Auburn to pull away and cover late.