Volunteers vs. Tigers Prediction
The 13th-ranked Auburn Tigers will be on national television this afternoon as they host the Tennessee Volunteers. Is a bet on the home favorites the right way to go in this contest?
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Auburn Arena at 12PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Tigers are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 136 points. As of Saturday afternoon, 67 percent of public bets are siding with host Auburn. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for up-to-date info.
Vols get past Commodores
Tennesee earned a 65-61 home win Tuesday night over Vanderbilt to improve to 15-11 overall and 7-6 in the Southeastern Conference. the Volunteers outscored the Commodores 37-28 in the second half after into into halftime tied. John Fulkerson led Tennessee with 17 points on 4-of-8 shooting plus 9-of-11 at the free throw line. He also registered seven rebounds and three blocked shots. Jordan Bowden tallied 17 points, five assists and four boards. Santiago Vescovi accounted for 14 points, seven dimes, four rebounds and two steals.
Tigers stumble at Bulldogs
Auburn lost by a score of 65-55 Wednesday night at Georgia to drop to 22-4 overall and 9-4 in conference action. The Bulldogs trailed 31-25 at halftime and were unable to rebound. J'Von McCormick paced Auburn with 22 points on 9-of-22 shooting including 3-of-8 from 3-point range plus 1-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also recorded three rebounds and two assists. Samir Doughty registered 15 points, four boards and three dimes. Austin Wiley added 11 points and nine caroms.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The road team is 7-15 ATS in the last 22 meetings. The underdog is 7-18 ATS in the last 25 meetings.
The Tigers are 3-0 ATS in the last three meetings. The last three meetings have gone over the total.
Two of the last five games on the regular season schedule for these two teams are against each other. Neither team is in the greatest of forms, but I'm really concerned about an Auburn team that has had a lot of luck this season and is finally showing it might not be quite as good as its red-hot start appeared. The Vols play at a slow and deliberate pace and I think the looks will be there today as the Tigers are not an overwhelming team defensively. Tennessee is decent enough on the defensive end and after losing by four last season at Auburn, I see another close game in the cards today.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS +6.5