Auburn vs. Alabama Pick
Can No. 17 Auburn keep its perfect SEC season going when it hits the road to face Alabama tonight at 7PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Auburn is favored on the road in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -2.5 points against Alabama. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 153.5 points. Tonight’s game takes place from Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and will air live on the SEC Network.
Auburn is rolling along right now, winning 14 straight. The Tigers are 4-0 in the SEC and 11-4 against the spread. Auburn has covered in all four SEC games. Auburn is putting up 86.5 points per game this season while giving up 72.6 per contest. Bryce Brown is leading Auburn with 16 points per game while Mustapha Heron is averaging 15.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest.
Alabama has won its last two games to move to 11-6 on the season. The Crimson Tide are 3-2 in the SEC and 8-7-1 against the spread. Alabama has covered in four of its last five games. The Tide are averaging 74.9 points per game on offense while allowing just 69.8 per contest. Collin Sexton is leading Alabama with 19.3 points per game while Donta Hall averages 11.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Hall is dealing with a wrist injury that could keep him out tonight.
Auburn has won three of its last four meetings with Alabama, covering the spread in the last four meetings. The Tigers certainly look like a team to deal with in the SEC. They have won and covered in all conference games this year and are now giving up just a few points to an Alabama team that may not be at full strength. Bama is one of the few teams to lose to Vandy and were soundly beaten by Georgia. I think Auburn can handle itself. The public betting is backing Auburn tonight as well.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: AUBURN -2.5