Saint Louis vs. Auburn Prediction & Odds
Unranked Saint Louis travels to Auburn to face the #13 Tigers at 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday. Can the Billikens cover the 6.5-point spread as road underdogs?
Saint Louis is 5-1 with their best wins coming against Memphis and Providence. Their only loss came against Maryland on November 19th. The Billikens are 3-2 against the spread this year.
Auburn is 6-0 this season with their best wins coming over South Florida and Northwestern. They’ll look to remain undefeated on Saturday. The Tigers are 3-3 against the spread this year.
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
733 Saint Louis Billikens (+6.5) vs. 734 Auburn Tigers (-6.5); O/U 147.5
3:00 p.m. ET, Sunday, November 27, 2022
Neville Arena, Auburn, AL
Saint Louis vs. Auburn Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that the public heavily favors the Billikens in this game. Our public betting data illustrates that 95% of public bettors are on Saint Louis +6.5. Do note that those numbers are subject to change and could be different once tipoff rolls around, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Saint Louis Game Notes
One of St. Louis’s most important players is junior guard Yuri Collins. Collins is third on the team in scoring at 12.8 points per game, but most of his value comes from his playmaking and defense. Collins leads the country in assists with 10.7 per game and he ranks second on the Billikens in steals with 1.3 per game. Collins has done an exceptional job setting up his teammates and he’ll have to do more of it against an Auburn defense that ranks 10th in the country in defensive efficiency.
St. Louis reserve guard Fred Thatch Jr. has missed the past two games with an undisclosed injury and he’s officially listed as questionable for the Billikens’ game against Auburn Sunday. Thatch is averaging 6.3 points per game and 16.8 minutes per game for Saint Louis this year.
Auburn Game Notes
Auburn has been using a balanced scoring attack during the early part of the season, with 5 players averaging 8 points or more per game. Their leading scorer is junior guard Wendell Green Jr. Green has filled up the stat sheet with his production so far this season, averaging 12 points per game, 4.7 rebounds per game, 4.2 assists per game, and 1 steal per game on the campaign. He may need to raise his shooting percentages (40% from the field, 33% from 3) for Auburn to win and cover this game.
Auburn’s leading rebounder and second-leading scorer is 6’10” sophomore Johni Broome. Broome is averaging 10.4 points per game and 8.8 rebounds per game this year for the Tigers. He’s also defended the interior well so far this year, blocking an average of 2.8 shots per game. He’ll likely have to defend the rim with authority for Auburn to cover the number on Sunday.
Saint Louis vs. Auburn CBB Betting Trends
Saint Louis is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring over 90 points in their previous game.
Saint Louis is 25-8-1 ATS in their last 34 Sunday games.
Auburn is 2-11 ATS in their last 13 games following an outright win.
Auburn is 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing fewer than 50 points in their previous game.
Saint Louis vs. Auburn CBB Prediction:
Saint Louis is a team that can score the basketball. The Billikens are 36th in the nation out of 363 Division I teams in offensive efficiency. Auburn ranks 160th in offensive efficiency. Saint Louis ranks 29th in the nation in points per game at 81.4 while Auburn ranks 162nd with 71. Saint Louis has four guards that average at least 10 points per game while Auburn has zero. I think Saint Louis comes in ready to play with something to prove on Sunday afternoon and I think they cover the spread as road underdogs.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS +6.5