Alabama vs. Auburn - 1/15/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Auburn Tigers (15-0) at Alabama Crimson Tide (8-7)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide +3 -- Over/Under: 159
The Auburn Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide meet in college basketball action from Coleman Coliseum on Wednesday.
Auburn rolls in here at 15-0 on the year. Over the last seven games, the Tigers have taken out Saint Louis, NC State, Lehigh, Lipscomb, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Georgia in succession.
In the win over the Bulldogs, Auburn’s Samir Doughty topped the team on 17 points with six rebounds and four assists. Both Allen Flanigan and Anfernee McLemore added 12 points and six rebounds each.
Over on the Alabama side, they’re 8-7 this year. The Crimson Tide are just 1-2 in their last three games, beating Mississippi State but otherwise falling to Florida and Kentucky in that span.
In the loss to the Wildcats, Alabama’s Herb Jones put up 18 points with seven rebounds and four assists. John Petty added 16 points and seven boards there, and Kira Lewis had 10 points with eight rebounds and four assists.
The over is 5-1 in the Tide’s last six overall and 4-1 in their last five Wednesday games. Alabama is 5-1 ATS in their last six Wednesday games and 8-0 ATS in their last eight after an ATS win.
Meanwhile, the Tigers are 11-1 ATS in the last 12 road games and 17-8 ATS in their last 25 after a straight-up win. Auburn is 7-3 ATS in the last 10 after an ATS win and the under is 5-1 in their last six road games.
The Tigers have had a few relative close calls this year, but on the whole there’s not much to complain about. Auburn is scoring well, with at least 74 points in each of their last six games, and they don’t have too many weaknesses.
As for Alabama, they didn’t have a great outing versus Kentucky, but otherwise they’re scoring pretty darn well recently. I think the Tide can get in there and cover in what should be a fun game.