Tigers vs. Wildcats Prediction

Auburn Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats 2/23/19, Prediction & Odds

The fourth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats have only lost at home once all season. Will Kentucky continue its strong play at home this afternoon when its hosts the Auburn Tigers?

Game Snapshot

619 Auburn Tigers at 620 Kentucky Wildcats

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Rupp Arena at 1:30PM ET


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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Wildcats are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 143 points. As of Saturday morning, 69 percent of public bets are coming in on host Kentucky. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Tigers win second straight

Auburn cruised to a 79-56 home victory Wednesday night over Arkansas to improve to 18-8 overall and 7-6 in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers jumped out to a 45-20 halftime advantage on its way to the blowout win. Auburn shot 26-of-54 from the floor, 17-of-33 from 3-point range and 10-of-20 from the free throw line. Bryce Brown paced the Tigers with 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting including 5-of-8 from 3-point range plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also grabbed three rebounds. Anfernee McLemore accounted for 13 points, six boards and two blocked shots. Chuma Okeke tallied 11 points, five assists, four caroms and three blocks. Jared Harper added 10 points, four assists and two rebounds.

Wildcats tame Tigers

Kentucky downed host Missouri by a count of 66-58 Tuesday night to move to 22-4 overall and 11-2 in the SEC. The Wildcats led 41-23 at halftime and held off a second-half comeback attempt by Mizzou. Kentucky shot 20-of-42 from the floor, 7-of-19 from 3-point range and 19-of-22 at the free throw line. P.J. Washington paced the Wildcats with 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting including 2-of-4 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-4 at the free throw line. He also notched eight rebounds and three assists. Tyler Herro also tallied 18 points to go with five boards and two assists. Ashton Hagans added 12 points and two assists.

College Basketball Betting Trends


The Tigers are 2-6 ATS in their last eight road games. Auburn is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 Saturday games.


The Wildcats are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games overall. Kentucky is 1-4-1 ATS in the last six home meetings versus the Tigers.


Auburn is no pushover and most of its losses this season have been against quality opponents, although it doesn't have many impressive wins on the resume. But the last time it faced the Wildcats at home back on Jan. 19, it went down the wire in an 82-80 defeat. Look for the Tigers to be very motivated here as they need a win like this in order to propel their NCAA Tournament resume. I expect another close game between these two foes.




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