LSU vs. Auburn Pick
Can No. 19 Auburn pick up a double-digit win at home when the Tigers play host to LSU tonight at 6PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Auburn is favored at home in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -10.5 points against LSU. The over/under total for the game is listed at 158 points. Tonight’s contest takes place from Auburn Arena in Auburn, Alabama and will air live on the SEC Network.
Auburn has won two straight coming into today, picking up wins over Georgia and Missouri. The Tigers are 18-2 overall, 6-1 in the SEC and 13-5 against the spread. Auburn is averaging 85.6 points per game on offense this season while allowing 72.4 per game on defense. Bryce Brown has been leading the team with 16.4 points per game, but is battling an ankle injury. Mustapha Heron is adding 14.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
LSU snapped a three-game losing streak this week with a 77-65 win over Texas A&M. The Tigers are now 12-7 overall, 3-4 in the SEC and 9-7 against the spread. LSU is averaging 79.2 points per game on offense this season while allowing 71.3 per contest on defense. LSU is being led by Tremont Waters, who is averaging 15.7 points and 6.1 assists per game. Duop Reath is adding 13.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per contest.
Auburn has won three of its last four meetings with LSU, but LSU has covered the spread in three of the last five meetings in this series. LSU hasn’t had much to offer lately, losing three of their last four and failing to cover in the losses. Auburn has been strong at home, winning and covering in their last three. The public betting is siding with Auburn in this game tonight and I agree with them.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: AUBURN -10.5