The fourth ranked Auburn Tigers will look to keep their unblemished record intact when they hit the road to take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in their mid-week SEC showdown on Wednesday night. With the Tigers coming off a resounding win the last time out and the Tide looking to get back in the win column after losing their last contest, let’s find out which team is offering the best value against their college basketball odds.
Auburn vs Alabama 2020 College Basketball Spread, Game Info & Expert Pick
- When: Wednesday January 15, 2020, 9:00 PM ET
- Where: Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, AL
- TV: ESPN2
- Radio: Auburn / Alabama
- Live Stream: WatchESPN
- College Basketball Odds: Auburn -2.5 / Total: 159
Why Bet On Auburn?
There are a bunch of great reasons to back Auburn as a 2-point road favorite in this contest. The Tigers have yet to be defeated and they come into this matchup off a dominating 82-60 blowout win over Georgia on Saturday. Then, there’s the fact that the Tigers average a stellar 82.1 points per contest (10th) while limiting the opposition to 66.3 points per contest defensively (109th). Auburn has won all five of their road dates this season while going 1-1 ATS on the road.
- Average Score For: 82.07
- Field Goals: 46.62%
- Three Points: 32.12%
- Free Throws: 65.71%
- Rebounds: 41.93
- Average Score Against: 66.27
- Field Goals: 40.15%
- Three Points: 30.23%
- Free Throws: 66.80%
- Rebounds: 34.87
Why Bet On Alabama?
Alabama has lost two of their last three games and comes into this matchup off a humbling 76-67 loss to Kentucky on Saturday. Not only will the Crimson Tide have plenty of motivation to snap Auburn’s unbeaten record, but Alabama also has an elite offense that averages a stellar 83.2 points per contest to rank fifth nationally in scoring. Unfortunately, the Tide also allow a generous 78.7 points per contest to rank a dismal 338th in points allowed. Alabama has won seven of their nine home dates this season while going a near-perfect 5-1 ATS at home.
- Average Score For: 83.20
- Field Goals: 43.87%
- Three Points: 36.28%
- Free Throws: 70.12%
- Rebounds: 41.20
- Average Score Against: 78.73
- Field Goals: 42.02%
- Three Points: 31.67%
- Free Throws: 72.19%
- Rebounds: 39.27
College Basketball Betting Trends for Auburn vs Alabama
- Auburn is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 games against Alabama
- Auburn is 10-0 SU in the last 10 games
- The total went UNDER in 5 of Auburn’s last 7 games
- Alabama is 9-0 ATS in the last 9 games
- Alabama is 6-3 SU in the last 9 games
- The total went OVER in 5 of Alabama’s last 6 games
Auburn vs Alabama Expert Analysis and Prediction
While Alabama is playing at home and the Crimson Tide have gone a phenomenal 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600 and a blistering 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall, I don’t think Auburn is going to fall in this contest, mostly because Alabama has been atrocious defensively this season.
The Tigers are a perfect 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points, 11-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as a road favorite. Auburn has the look of a team that could very well reach the Final Four this season while Alabama looks like a high-scoring team that has quite a way to go in order to improve their overly generous defense. With the spread in this contest being a super manageable 2 points, I say back the Auburn Tigers to win and cash in!
Pick: Auburn 81 Alabama 75