Auburn vs. Tennessee Prediction
Will No. 8 Tennessee get a win over their former coach when the Volunteers face No. 22 Auburn in the SEC Tournament championship at 1PM ET?
649 Auburn vs. 650 Tennessee
Sunday, March 17, 2019
1PM ET – Bridgestone Arena
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Tennessee is favored in this game, as the Volunteers are getting odds of -5 points against Auburn. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 145.5 points. The public betting currently has 76 percent going on Tennessee as the favorite. 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.
Auburn edges FLorida
Auburn is the 5 seed this weekend and the Tigers have won seven straight following a 65-62 win over Florida on Saturday. The Tigers have covered the spread in four of their last five games coming into today. Auburn is 25-9 on the season, 14-7 in SEC games, 6-1 on a neutral floor, 17-15-1 against the spread and 17-16 with the over.
The Tigers are a strong offensive team, putting up just under 80 points per game while shooting 37.6 percent from the arc. Defensively, Auburn is giving up 68.2 points per game while holding opponents to 43.3 percent shooting. Bryce Brown is leading the team with 15.7 points per game while Jared Harper is adding 15.4 points and 5.8 assists per contest.
Vols outlast Kentucky
Tennessee outlasted Kentucky for an 82-78 win on Saturday in the SEC semifinal. Tennessee has won five of its last six while covering the spread in four of its last five. The Vols are the 3 seed in the tournament this weekend. Tennessee is 29-4 on the season, 17-3 in SEC games, 4-1 on a neutral floor, 17-14-1 against the spread and 18-14 with the over.
The Volunteers are putting up 82.3 points per game on offense while shooting 49.8 percent as a team. Defensively, Tennessee is giving up 68.2 points per game while holding opponents to just 39.9 percent shooting. Grant Williams is leading the team with 19.2 points and 7.5 rebounds per game while Admiral Schofield is adding 16.6 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Tigers are 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 Sunday games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a win.
The Volunteers are 4-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last five games against a team with a winning record.
Auburn won the lone meeting this season, 84-80, just a week ago at home. Tennessee is coming off a very emotional win over Kentucky last night and now must face their former coach in Bruce Pearl. Auburn should be plenty motivated as Pearl didn’t leave the Vols on good terms. The Tigers are able to score with Tennessee and I expect the Vols to have an emotional letdown today after the hard-fought win over Kentucky yesterday.
College Basketball Prediction: Auburn +5