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Auburn vs. Alabama - 2/21/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Alabama Crimson Tide (17-10) at Auburn Tigers (23-4)
Date & Time Wednesday February 21, 2018, 8:30 PM (EST)
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The Line: Auburn Tigers -8.5 -- Over/Under:
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NCAA BB | Alabama Crimson Tide (17-10) at Auburn Tigers (23-4)

The Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Auburn Arena.

The Alabama Crimson Tide need a win here after splitting their last eight games. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 73.4 points on 46.9 percent shooting and allowing 68.6 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Collin Sexton is averaging 18.1 points and 3.5 assists while Donta Hall is averaging 11.6 points and 7.1 rebounds. John Petty is the third double-digit scorer and Dazon Ingram is grabbing 5.7 rebounds. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama Crimson Tide are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Alabama Crimson Tide have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Auburn Tigers look for another victory after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Auburn Tigers are averaging 84.7 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Bryce Brown is averaging 16.4 points and 1.8 assists while Mustapha Heron is averaging 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Jared Harper is the third double-digit scorer and Desean Murray is grabbing seven rebounds. The Auburn Tigers are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.1 percent from the free throw line. The Auburn Tigers are allowing 34.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Auburn Tigers have won seven of their last eight home games.

The Crimson Tide are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 vs. Southeastern and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up loss. The Tigers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games, 11-3 ATS in their last 14 vs. Southeastern and 20-8 ATS in their last 28 games overall. The Crimson Tide are 2-8-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Auburn, 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

The Alabama Crimson Tide beat last month by five points when they were two-point underdogs, and the home team has won eight of the last 10 meetings between these two rivals. The Auburn Tigers are outscoring teams by 17.1 points at home this season where they're averaging 89.1 points. The Alabama Crimson Tide have been extremely inconsistent this season, especially on the road where they're shooting just 26.9 percent from three and 42.6 percent from the field. If the Crimson Tide can't score in this game, it's sure to get ugly. Not to mention Auburn has been a money machine against the spread. Give me Auburn by double digits.

Auburn Tigers -8.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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