Missouri vs. Auburn Prediction
Will No. 22 Auburn avoid the upset bug when the Tigers face Missouri today at 3PM ET in the SEC Tournament?
739 Missouri vs. 740 Auburn
Thursday, March 14, 2019
3PM ET – Bridgestone Arena
TV: SEC Network
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Auburn is the clear favorite in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -9 points against Missouri. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 135.5 points. The public betting currently is unavailable for this game. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Missouri rolls past Georgia
Missouri earned a 71-61 win over Georgia last night to open the tournament. The Tigers are the 12th seed this week and have won and covered in three of their last four games. Missouri is 15-16 on the season, 6-13 in SEC games, 4-1 on a neutral floor, 15-15-1 against the spread and 15-15 with the over/under total.
The Tigers have been a defensive-heavy team this season, allowing just 67.3 points per game while holding opponents to 42.9 percent shooting. Offensively, Missouri is averaging 67.1 points per game while shooting 42.9 percent themselves. Jordan Geist is leading the team with 14.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while Jeremiah Tilmon adds 10.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per contest.
Tigers rolling along
Auburn is the fifth seed this week and the Tigers have won six of their last seven games while covering the spread in two straight. Auburn is now 22-9 on the season, 11-7 in SEC games, 3-1 on a neutral floor, 15-14-1 against the spread and 16-14 with the over.
The Tigers are a strong offensive team, putting up 80.1 points per game while shooting 44.9 percent as a team. Defensively, Auburn is giving up just 68.5 points per game while allowing opponents to shoot 42.8 percent. Bryce Brown is leading the team with 15.7 points per game while Jared Harper is adding 15.2 points and 5.9 assists per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 5-2 against the spread in their last seven SEC games, but just 1-5 ATS in their last six Thursday games.
Auburn is 5-1 against the spread in its last six Thursday games and 4-1 ATS in its last five meetings with Missouri.
Auburn rolled past Missouri back on Jan. 30, 92-58. The Tigers now get to face a Missouri team that played less than 24 hours ago. Auburn should run a pace that Missouri won’t be able to keep up with. Missouri just doesn’t have the offensive fire power to hang with Auburn, while Auburn’s defense is right around the same level as Missouri’s.
College Basketball Prediction: Auburn -9