Auburn vs. Tennessee Pick
Is No. 23 Tennessee is danger of being upset at home when the Volunteers play host to Auburn tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Tennessee is favored at home, as the Vols are getting odds of -6 points against Auburn. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 155 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee and will air live on ESPNU.
Tennessee opened up SEC play on Saturday with a 95-93 OT loss at Arkansas. The Vols are now 9-3 overall while posting a 6-4 record against the spread. Tennessee has managed to cover in its last two games. The Vols are averaging 78.8 points per game this year while giving up 68.2 per contest. Grant Williams is leading the squad with 15.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest while Admiral Schofield is adding 12.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest.
Auburn is rolling along heading into conference play, as they have won 10 straight. The Tigers are now 12-1 on the season and 7-4 against the spread. Auburn is just 2-3 ATS in its last five. The Tigers are putting up 86.8 points per game on offense while allowing just 71.9 per contest. Bryce Brown is leading Auburn with 15.8 points per game while Mustapha Heron is adding 15.8 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest.
Tennessee has won three straight meetings with Auburn and nine of the last 10 in this series. The Vols are also 8-2 against the spread in those 10 games. While Auburn should have confidence from this win streak, the Tigers really haven’t faced a ton of great competition. Tennessee is coming off tough games with Wake Forest and Arkansas on the road and should be ready to step up at home now against Auburn. The public betting is siding slightly with Tennessee and I like the Vols to play well at home.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: TENNESSEE -6