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Auburn vs. Arkansas - 2/20/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Arkansas at Auburn
Date & Time Wednesday February 20, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
Location
Auburn Arena
Auburn, Alabama
The Line
The Line: Auburn -11.5 -- Over/Under: 152
TV Channel
SEC
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NCAA BB | Arkansas at Auburn
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The Arkansas Razorbacks and Auburn Tigers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Auburn Arena.

The Arkansas Razorbacks could use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Arkansas Razorbacks are averaging 76.9 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting. Daniel Gafford is averaging 16.6 points and 8.8 rebounds while Mason Jones is averaging 14.4 points and three assists. Isaiah Joe is the third double-digit scorer and Jalen Harris is dishing 5.6 assists. The Arkansas Razorbacks are shooting 33.5 percent from beyond the arc and 66.3 percent from the free throw line. The Arkansas Razorbacks are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31 rebounds per game. The Arkansas Razorbacks have lost five of their last six road games.

The Auburn Tigers could also use a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Auburn Tigers are averaging 80.8 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 68.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Bryce Brown is averaging 16.2 points and 2.1 rebounds while Jared Harper is averaging 15.4 points and 6.2 assists. Chuma Okeke is the third double-digit scorer and Austin Wiley is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Auburn Tigers are shooting 37.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Auburn Tigers are allowing 35 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Auburn Tigers have won 10 of their last 12 home games.

The Razorbacks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Southeastern, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games. The Razorbacks are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Auburn and 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Tigers last 5 overall. The under is 19-7 in Razorbacks last 26 overall.

The Arkansas Razorbacks have serious defensive issues, as they've allowed 77 or more points in four of their last five games, and they're allowing nearly 47 percent shooting on the road. The Auburn Tigers have been a bit inconsistent over the course of the season, but they're highly impressive at home where they've won 10 of their last 12 games and are winning by an average of 21.5 points. When you combine Arkansas' defensive worries with Auburn's lights out shooting at home, you get a game that has blow out written all over it. The Auburn Tigers should have their way offensively in this game and win rather comfortably. 

Pick:
Auburn -11.5

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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