Tigers vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The eighth-ranked Auburn Tigers are slight favorites today on the road at the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Is Auburn going to keep its undefeated record intact?
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Humphrey Coliseum at 4:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 138 points. As of Saturday morning, 65 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Auburn. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Tigers ease past Bisons
Auburn cruised to an 86-59 home win Sunday over Lipscomb to improve to 12-0 overall and 7-0 at home. Danjel Purifoy led the Tigers with 17 points on 5-of-9 shooting including 3-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-4 at the free throw line. He also pulled down nine rebounds. Isaac Okoro accounted for 14 points, four boards, three blocked shots and two assists. Jamal Johnson contributed 14 points and three boards off the bench. Samir Doughty tallied 11 points, seven dimes, two rebounds and two steals. Austin Wiley added 10 points, 11 caroms, three blocks and two assists. Auburn led 40-25 at halftime on its way to the victory.
Bulldogs race past Golden Flashes
Mississippi State picked up a 96-68 home win Monday night over Kent State to move to 9-3 overall and 6-1 at home. Reggie Perry paced the Bulldogs with 26 points on 8-of-16 shooting plus 10-of-14 at the charity stripe. He also racked up 17 rebounds and three assists. Iverson Molinar contributed 16 points, four boards and three dimes off the bench. D.J. Stewart Jr. accounted for 12 points and two assists as a reserve. Robert Woodard II registered 11 points, two caroms and two assists. Nick Weatherspoon added 10 points, four dimes, three rebounds and two steals. The Bulldogs outscored the Golden Flashes 51-29 in the second half to pull away.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 road games. Auburn is 1-4 ATS in its last five games overall.
The Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last five Saturday games. The underdog is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
The Tigers are 12-0 but perhaps not quite as good as last season. The best win for Auburn so far is a narrow victory over North Carolina State and it doesn't have the elite offense of the 2018-19 campaign. Auburn is certainly still good, but vulnerable on the road in a matchup like this. The Bulldogs have their issues, but are very strong offensively and will be backed by a loud fanbase. Take the small dogs here.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS +1.5