Connecticut vs. Auburn Pick
Which team has the edge in a featured non-conference game as Auburn plays host to Connecticut today at 2:30PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Auburn is the clear favorite in this game, as the Tigers are getting odds of -11.5 points against Connecticut. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 148.5 points. Today’s game takes place from Auburn Arena in Auburn, Alabama and will air live on ESPN2.
Connecticut is coming off a 15-point loss at Arizona. The Huskies have lost four of their last seven and are now 7-4 on the year. UConn is just 2-6 against the spread on the season and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games. The Huskies are averaging just 70.5 points per game on offense this year while giving up 71.6 per game on defense. Jalen Adams is leading the team with 18.6 points per game while Terry Larrier adds 15.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game.
Auburn is riding an 8-game winning streak right now to improve to 10-1 on the season. The Tigers are now 6-3 against the spread on the season, failing to cover in two of their last three games. Auburn is averaging 85.5 points per game on offense this season while allowing 72.2 per game on defense. Bryce Brown has been leading the team with 16.2 points per game, but he is listed as out for today’s game due to an illness. Mustapha Heron is averaging 15.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game for the Tigers.
These two met a year ago and Auburn picked up an OT win on the road. The Tigers are without their top scorer today and giving up double-digit points against a respectable UConn team. The Huskies haven’t been great at the betting window, but I think they are getting too many points to pass up against a short-handed team. The public betting is siding with the Huskies today and I think UConn will cover on the road.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: CONNECTICUT +11.5