Tigers vs. Gators Prediction
The fourth-ranked Auburn Tigers are coming off their first loss of the season going into this afternoon's tilt at the Florida Gators. Can Auburn bounce back and get the win in this spot?
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Exactech Arena at 1:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Gators are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 140 points. As of Saturday morning, 57 percent of public bets are coming in on host Florida. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Tigers blasted by rivals
Auburn suffered an 83-64 loss Wednesday night at Alabama to drop to 15-1 overall and 3-1 in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers were outscored 47-37 in the second half of the defeat. Isaac Okoro led Auburn with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting including 1-of-4 from 3-point range plus 2-of-3 at the free throw line. He also accounted for four rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. Austin Wiley tallied 10 points, 13 boards and two blocks. Jamal Johnson added 10 points in 16 minutes off the bench.
Gators roll past Rebels
Florida earned a 71-55 home win over Mississippi Tuesday night to move to 11-5 overall and 3-1 in conference play. The Gators led 40-28 at halftime on their way to the win. Keyontae Johnson paced Florida with 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line. He also recorded six rebounds, three assists and three steals. Kerry Blackshear Jr. contributed 13 points and nine boards. Aaron Nembhard added 10 points, six dimes, three rebounds and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 11-2 ATS in their last 13 road games. The underdog is 1-5 ATS in the last six meetings.
The Gators are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games. Florida is 1-5 ATS in its last six home games.
A lot of bettors will probably fade Auburn after its last game, but I'm going to jump on this opportunity. The Tigers went into a hornet's nest against a rival earlier this week, but they will be hungry to rebound and I think it can take advantage of a Gators team that has only one top 50 win and that was a double OT victory over Alabama.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: AUBURN TIGERS +1.5