Racers vs. Tigers Prediction
The seventh-ranked Auburn Tigers are coming off a loss in their last game as they prepare for another tough test contest against the Murray State Racers. Will Auburn protect its home court with a win this afternoon?
Saturday, December 22, 2018
Auburn Arena at 4:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tigers are a 13.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 137 points. As of Saturday morning, 57 percent of public bets are being placed on host Auburn. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Morant wins it for Racers
Ja Morant scored the game-winning layup with 0.6 seconds remaining Tuesday night at home in a 66-64 victory over Evansville. Morant scored a game-best 27 points on 10-of-25 shooting to go with 10 assists, eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Shaq Buchanan added 10 points and eight rebounds. The Racers (8-1) held off the Aces after leading 35-28 at halftime. Murray State shot only 23-of-59 from the floor including 6-of-21 from 3-point range.
Tigers upended by Wolfpack
Auburn dropped to 9-2 on the season Wednesday night with a 78-71 loss at North Carolina State. The Tigers trailed 35-27 at halftime and were unable to recover. J'Von McCormick paced Auburn with 14 points off the bench on 6-of-7 shooting in 14 minutes to go with three assists, three steals and two rebounds. Austin Wiley tallied 13 points, six rebounds and two blocked shots as a reserve. Malik Dunbar put in 12 points plus four rebounds off the bench. Jared Harper added 11 points, five assists and four rebounds. The Tigers shot 30-of-62 from the floor, but only 5-of-25 from 3-point range.
College Basketball Betting Page
The Racers are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games overall. Murray State is 6-1 ATS in its last seven Saturday games.
The Tigers are 0-8 ATS in their last nine games following an ATS loss. Auburn is 0-5 ATS in its last five Saturday games.
It's been a solid year for the Tigers thus far as they gave Duke a game and lost in a tough road environment at NC State. Auburn has beaten similarly talented teams this season by double digits and while the Racers have shown plenty of ability this season, they might have a letdown after the thrilling win over Evansville. Murray State has only played one top-100 opponent this season, a 78-72 loss at Alabama. Go with Auburn here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: AUBURN TIGERS -13.5