Commodores vs. Tigers Prediction
The unbeaten and fifth-ranked Auburn Tigers are big favorites at home tonight versus the Vanderbilt Commodores. Can Auburn cover the big number?
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Auburn Arena at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are a 15-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 152 points. As of Wednesday morning, 66 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Vanderbilt. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Commodores fall in OT
Vanderbilt lost 92-81 at home in overtime Saturday night against Southern Methodist to drop to 8-5 overall and 8-3 at home. The score was tied 40-40 at halftime and 77-77 at the end of regulation before the Commodores were outscored 15-4 in the extra session. Aaron Nesmith paced Vandy with 29 points on 9-of-19 shooting including 8-of-13 from 3-point range plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line before fouling out in OT. He also accounted for three rebounds and three assists. Scotty Pippen Jr. added 15 points, six dimes and four boards.
Tigers roll at Bulldogs
Auburn secured an 80-68 win Saturday at Mississippi State to move to 13-0 overall and 1-0 in Southeastern Conference play. The Tigers outscored the Bulldogs 51-44 in the second half to pull away. J'Von McCormick paced Auburn with 28 points on 9-of-17 shooting including 2-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 8-of-11 at the free throw line. He also tallied four rebounds, four assists and two steals. Samir Doughty contributed 15 points, eight boards and two steals. Isaac Okoro accounted for 14 points, eight caroms, two assists and two steals. Danjel Purifoy had 11 points, eight rebounds and two assists. Austin Wiley added 10 points, five boards and five blocked shots.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Commodores are 1-3-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Vanderbilt is 1-4 ATS in its last five games as a road underdog.
The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games as a favorite. The favorite is 10-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.
The Tigers might not be quite as good as their record indicates, but this is still a very talented squad even if it has not been tested a lot this season. The Commodores should not provide much fight and might be a little fatigued still after the overtime defeat. Look for Auburn to have its way and take advantage of a Swiss cheese Vandy defense.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: AUBURN TIGERS -15