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Auburn vs. Washington - 11/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Washington Huskies (1-0) at Auburn Tigers (1-0)
Date & Time Friday November 9, 2018, 9:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: Auburn Tigers -9 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
SEC
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NCAA BB | Washington Huskies (1-0) at Auburn Tigers (1-0)
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The Washington Huskies and Auburn Tigers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Auburn Arena.

The Washington Huskies look for an early statement victory after beating up on Western Kentucky in their season opener. The Washington Huskies are averaging 73 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 55 points on 37.7 percent shooting. Noah Dickerson is averaging 18 points and six rebounds while Jaylen Nowell is averaging 17 points and three assists. David Crisp is the third double-digit scorer and Matisse Thybulle is grabbing six rebounds. The Washington Huskies are shooting 20 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent from the free throw line. The Washington Huskies are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39 rebounds per game. The Washington Huskies have lost five of their last seven road games.

The Auburn Tigers also look for a quick 2-0 start after beating the snot out of South Alabama in their season opener. The Auburn Tigers are averaging 101 points on 51.4 percent shooting and allowing 58 points on 37 percent shooting. Jared Harper is averaging 20 points and 13 assists while Chuma Okeke is averaging 20 points and nine rebounds. Malik Dunbar is the third double-digit scorer and Anfernee McLemore is grabbing eight rebounds. The Auburn Tigers are shooting 47.4 percent from beyond the arc and 50 percent from the free throw line. The Auburn Tigers are allowing 31.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 42 rebounds per game. The Auburn Tigers have won four straight home games.

The Huskies are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 vs. Southeastern, 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS win. The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 vs. Pacific-12 and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 5-0 in Tigers last 5 overall and the under is 36-17 in Huskies last 53 overall.

The Auburn Tigers showed just how explosive they can be in their opener and the fact they're SEC contenders with a deep offensive squad. However, the Washington Huskies are a talented team in their own right and are probably the better defensive team in this matchup. These are two teams eager to make an early statement, and while Auburn is at home, I'm not trying to lay this many points. The Washington Huskies are very good and will be up to the task. Give me the points.

Pick:
Washington Huskies +9

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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