Tigers vs. Bulldogs Prediction
The 16th-ranked Auburn Tigers are a slight favorite today when they hit the road to battle the 22nd-ranked Mississippi State Bulldogs. Is Auburn a good bet tonight despite being away from home against a ranked opponent?
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Humphrey Coliseum at 8:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tigers are a 1-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 149.5 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 63 percent of public bets are siding with host MSU. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Tigers drop second in a row
Auburn was downed by a count of 80-77 Tuesday night at South Carolina to fall to 13-5 overall and 2-3 in the SEC. The Tigers were outscored 43-39 in the second half of the defeat. Auburn shot 25-of-61 from the floor, 7-of-25 from 3-point range and 20-of-26 from the free throw line. Bryce Brown paced Auburn with 17 points on 4-of-11 shooting including 3-of-8 from 3-point range plus 6-of-7 at the free throw line. He also pulled down two rebounds. Jared Harper also scored 17 to go with five assists and four boards. Chuma Okeke added 13 points, seven caroms and two steals.
Bulldogs crushed by Wildcats
Mississippi State struggled at eighth-ranked Kentucky Tuesday night as it lost by a count of 76-55. The Bulldogs trailed by eight at halftime before being outscored 42-29 in the second half. Quinndary Weatherspoon led MSU with 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line. He also grabbed five rebounds. Tyson Carter contributed 11 points, two rebounds and two steals. The Bulldogs shot 19-of-61 from the floor, 3-of-20 from 3-point range and 14-of-18 at the free throw line.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last five road games. Auburn is 2-7 ATS in its last nine SEC games.
The Bulldogs are 1-4 ATS in their last five SEC games. Mississippi State is 1-4-1 ATS in its last six games following a straight up loss.
Auburn just lost on the road at a fringe top-100 South Carolina squad and now is in the position of having to figure it out again on the road at a much tougher MSU team. While the Tigers are a better offensive team, Mississippi State is slightly better on defense and has the benefit of having the backing of the home crowd. I think the wrong team is favored and I'm putting my wager on the Bulldogs.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS +1