Tennessee at Auburn: 2/27/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Auburn Tigers (11-13) vs Tennessee Volunteers (16-6)
Game Info: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Auburn Arena)
Betting Odds: Auburn Tigers +5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Tennessee Volunteers and Auburn Tigers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Auburn Arena.
The Tennessee Volunteers come into this game with a 16-6 record overall but this team at times has been very inconsistent. Just two games ago against Kentucky the offense could only manage 55 points and that led to a 15 point loss. Tennessee on the season is averaging 72.8 points per game while their defense is giving up 62.5 points per game. Tennessee is letting opponents shoot 40.1 percent from the field and 31.8 percent from behind the three point line. Guard Jaden Springer has been the best player for Tennessee averaging 12.4 points while shooting 49.7 percent from the field and 44.1 percent from behind the three point line.
On the other side of this matchup is the AuburnTigers who sit with a 13-13 record overall but they have lost three games in a row. In the last game against Florida, the offense only scored 57 points and that led to the blowout loss. Auburn on the season is averaging 78 points while their defense is giving up 77.1 points per game. Auburn is shooting 44 percent from the field and 32.8 percent from behind the three point line. One big question heading into this game for Auburn is the status of their star freshman Sharife Cooper who is dealing with an ankle injury. It’s unclear at this point if Cooper is going to be able to go in this game.
The over is 7-2 in Auburn’s last nine games overall. The over is 6-2 in Auburn’s last game against SEC. Auburn is 2-5-1 against the spread in their last eight home games. The over is 15-5-1 in the last 21 meetings played between the two teams.
Tennessee’s defense is going to lock down the Auburn offense and that is going to keep this game low scoring. Look for Tennessee to also keep the pace slow and that will lead to this game staying well under the total. In terms of the side it’s a lean to the Tennessee to cover the spread.