Arkansas vs Auburn Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/9/23

Auburn Tigers (20-11) vs Arkansas Razorbacks (19-12)

Game Info: Thursday, March 9, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Bridgestone Arena)

Betting Odds: Auburn Tigers +1.5 -- Over/Under: 144.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Arkansas Razorbacks and Auburn Tigers face off on Thursday in an SEC college basketball showdown at Bridgestone Arena. When these two teams faced off on January 7th it was Auburn that secured the 72-59 victory. 

Arkansas Betting Preview

Arkansas comes into this game with a 19-12 record overall and they have gone 15-15-1 against the spread. Arkansas struggled to end the season losing three games in a row. In the last game against Kentucky, the defense gave up 88 points and that led to the nine point defeat. Arkansas is averaging 74.8 points while their defense is giving up 67.2 points per game. Ricky Council IV has been the top player for Arkansas averaging 16.5 points while shooting 45.4 percent from the field and 27.9 percent from behind the three point line. 

Auburn Betting Preview

On the other side of this matchup is Auburn who sits with a 20-11 record overall and they have gone 15-16 against the spread. In the last game against Tennessee, Auburn scored 79 points and that was enough to win by nine points. Wendell Green Jr was the top player for Auburn finishing with 24 points and four rebounds. Auburn is averaging 72.7 points while their defense is giving up 66.8 points per game. The defense is ranked 83rd and the defense is going to need to step up. Johni Broome has been the top player for AUburn averaging 14 points while shooting 52.5 percent from the field and 28.6 percent from behind the three-point line. 

Arkansas vs Auburn Trends

Auburn is 1-4 against the spread in their last five games played on Thursday. The over is 4-1 in Arkansas last five games overall. The Razorbacks are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600.

Shane’s Free Pick

Arkansas really struggled to end the season and I don’t trust them to find success in this game. Arkansas in the last gave up 88 points, and they are going to really struggle to defend in this game. Auburn is going to go over their season average of 72.7 points, and they are going to have no issue running up the score again in this game. Back Auburn to come away with a cover of the spread. 

Shane’s Pick Auburn +1.5

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