Tigers vs. Wildcats Prediction

Auburn Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats, 2/29/20 Prediction & Odds

The eighth-ranked Kentucky Wildcats are going after their eighth consecutive win this afternoon at home versus the Auburn Tigers. Is the smart bet on Kentucky to cover?

Game Snapshot

661 Auburn Tigers at 662 Kentucky Wildcats 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Rupp Arena at 3:45PM ET

TV: CBS

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Wildcats are a 6.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 141.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 72 percent of public bets are siding with host Kentucky. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Tigers get past Rebels

Auburn earned a 67-58 home win Tuesday night over Mississippi to improve to 24-4 overall and 11-4 in the Southeastern Conference. The Tigers led 31-24 in the first half en route to the victory. Austin Wiley led Auburn with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting plus 5-of-7 at the free throw line. He also registered 11 rebounds and two blocked shots. Samir Doughty tallied 14 points, four assists and three boards. Isaac Okoro added 10 points in 27 minutes of action.

Wildcats down Aggies

Kentucky secured a 69-60 road triumph Tuesday night at Texas A&M to move to 23-5 overall and 13-2 in the SEC. The Wildcats established a 36-27 halftime advantage on their way to the victory. Immanuel Quickley paced Kentucky with 30 points on 11-of-19 shooting plus 8-of-12 at the charity stripe. He also recorded five rebounds and two assists. Tyrese Maxey tallied 13 points, five boards and three dimes. Ashton Hagans added 11 points, seven assists and four caroms.

College Basketball Betting Trends

Auburn

The Tigers are 5-13 ATS in road games over the last two seasons. Auburn is 3-2 ATS in the last five meetings.

Kentucky

The Wildcats are 2-3 straight up in the last five meetings. Three of the last five meetings have stayed under the total.

Prediction:

The Tigers have had some flops on the road in conference play, but expect them to be up for this matchup. They already defeated the Wildcats on their home floor and should come in with the confidence they can do it again. Kentucky is in the driver's seat in the SEC and might not have the foot fully on the gas here. Auburn knows it needs a victory and while that might not happen, I am comfortable with the points being given to place my wager on the visitor.

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: AUBURN TIGERS +6.5

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