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Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Auburn Tigers - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

Game
Auburn Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide
Date & Time Wednesday January 15, 2020, 9:00 PM (EST)
Location
Coleman Coliseum
Tuscaloosa, AL
The Line
AUB -2.5 . Total 159.0
TV Channel
ESPN2
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John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

The 4th ranked Auburn Tigers are on the road for a matchup with the Alabama Crimson Tide.  The Tigers are (15-0), coming off a 82-60 win over Georgia.  The Crimson Tide are (8-7), after falling to Kentucky, 76-67.

In the Tigers win over Georgia, Auburn was guided on offense by Samir Doughty.  Doughty was 6 of 12 from the floor, hitting 3 free throws, securing 17 points and 4 assists.  The Tigers shot 53% from the floor and 37% from 3-point range.  Auburn out rebounded Georgia, 41 to 33.  The Tigers controlled most of the game, seeing their largest lead at 25 points.  Auburn held Georgia to just 38% from the floor. 

In the Crimson Tide loss to Kentucky, Alabama was led offensively by Herbert Jones.  Jones was 8 of 20 from the floor, sinking 2 foul shots, finishing with 18 points and 4 assists.  The Crimson Tide shot 37% from the floor and 19% from distance.  The difference in this game came down to Kentucky just defending shots better, as Alabama took 13 more shots than Kentucky.  

Recent Betting Trends:

Tigers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games against Alabama.

Tigers are 10-0 SU in their last 10 games.

The under is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 games.

Crimson Tide are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games.

Crimson Tide are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games.

The over is 5-1 in Tigers last 6 games.

Auburn is 2-0 on the road, while Alabama is 5-1 at home.  The Crimson Tide have been good ATS this year, having gone 12-3. Both offense's can score, as each team ranks in the top 10 in scoring offense per game.  Alabama hasn't had to much trouble scoring with the best of them this year.  Auburn should still find success, as Alabama has a very generous defense.  The Crimson Tide rank 335th in scoring defense, giving up over 78 per game.   Alabama is averaging over 82 points of offense when at home, I think this should be a high scoring game.  Final score prediction, Auburn will win and the total goes over, 84-79.     

Pick:
Over 159.0
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