Auburn vs. Alabama - 2/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Alabama Crimson Tide (13-10) at Auburn Tigers (21-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
The Line: Auburn Tigers -6.5 -- Over/Under: 154.5
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers meet in college basketball action from Auburn Arena on Wednesday.
Alabama enters this one at 13-10 so far. Following a three-game losing streak versus LSU, Arkansas and Tennessee, the Tide won their last game versus Georgia on Saturday.
In the OT win over the Bulldogs, Alabama’s Kira Lewis led the way on 37 points with five rebounds and seven assists. John Petty added 21 points with seven rebounds and four assists in that one as well.
Over on the Auburn side, there’s 21-2 this year. The Tigers are on a six-game winning streak right now, taking out South Carolina, Iowa State, Mississippi, Kentucky, Arkansas and LSU in that time.
In the OT win over LSU, Auburn’s Samir Doughty put up 26 points with five rebounds and one assist. J’Von McCormick added 23 points with nine rebounds and nine assists there, and Austin Wiley had 10 points with 13 boards.
The Tigers are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 home games versus a team with a losing road record and 4-9 ATS in their last 13 as a favorite. The over is 4-1-1 in Auburn’s last six overall and the under is 7-1-1 in their last nine after an ATS loss.
Meanwhile, the Tide are 5-1 ATS in their last six Wednesday games and 9-2 ATS in their last 11 after a straight-up win. Alabama is 11-1 ATS in their last 12 after an ATS win and the over is 3-1-1 in their last five overall.
Alabama posted a nice, hard-fought win over Georgia back on Saturday, and overall the Tide have been pretty competitive lately even when they’re losing. Alabama is scoring pretty well lately also, with at least 76 points in seven of their last eight games.
The last time these teams met up was an 83-64 home win for the Tide. Though Auburn has been playing pretty well lately, a lot of their games have been very close. I like Alabama to keep pace here and bang out a cover.