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Auburn vs. Florida - 2/5/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Florida at Auburn
Date & Time Tuesday February 5, 2019, 9:00 PM (EST)
Auburn Arena
Auburn, Alabama
The Line
The Line: Auburn -7 -- Over/Under: 137.5
TV Channel
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The Florida Gators and Auburn Tigers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Auburn Arena.

The Florida Gators need a spark of consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Florida Gators are averaging 69 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 62.8 points on 41.1 percent shooting. KeVaughn Allen is averaging 13 points and 2.7 rebounds while Noah Locke is averaging 11.4 points and 2.4 rebounds. Andrew Nembhard is dishing 5.8 assists and Kevarrius Hayes is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Florida Gators are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68.2 percent from the free throw line. The Florida Gators are allowing 31.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Florida Gators have lost three of their last five road games.

The Auburn Tigers could also use a win after splitting their last eight games. The Auburn Tigers are averaging 83.3 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 43.6 percent shooting. Bryce Brown is averaging 17.1 points and 2.3 rebounds while Jared Harper is averaging 15.5 points and 6.4 assists. Austin Wiley is the third double-digit scorer and Chuma Okeke is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Auburn Tigers are shooting 38.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The Auburn Tigers are allowing 36.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.3 rebounds per game. The Auburn Tigers have won 11 of their last 12 home games.

The Gators are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games, 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Tuesday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games. The Gators are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings. The over is 6-1 in Tigers last 7 overall. The under is 12-2 in Gators last 14 road games. The over is 5-2 in Tigers last 7 home games.

The Florida Gators have won each of the last 10 meetings against the Auburn Tigers, and that includes four road wins during that span. There's value with the points simply based off the history and the mental edge that has to have on the opponent. The problem is Florida has had a hard time all year finishing games against good teams, and it's shooting just 36 percent from the field on the road. The Auburn Tigers are 7-4 ATS at home this season where they're averaging a win by 24.5 points due to 48.3 percent shooting from the field and 42.4 percent shooting from deep. If Auburn is going to hit its outside shots, Florida will have a hard time keeping up. I have to eat the chalk with the Tigers.

Auburn -7

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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