Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Auburn Tigers
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn Tigers face off on Tuesday in Tuscaloosa in a SEC college basketball rivalry game. The Crimson Tide are -11.5 point favorites over the Tigers with an over/under of 120.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are looking like they are on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament but with the teams remaining on their schedule they should be able to play their way in if they win out. Alabama is 10-4 in the SEC, 12-3 at home, and they have won six of their last eight games. As a team Alabama is averaging 63.6 points, 11 assists, and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.7 points, 10.1 assists, and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Trevor Releford is averaging 15.4 points, Trevor Lacey is averaging 11.9 points, and Rodney Cooper is averaging 11.4 points. Alabama is coming off of a four overtime loss at LSU on Saturday.
The Auburn Tigers are having a miserable season and their last win was when they beat Alabama six games back. Auburn is 3-11 in the SEC, 1-7 on the road this season, and have a RPI of 219. As a team Auburn is averaging 65.5 points, 12.5 assists, and they are shooting 41.1 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.6 points, 13.6 assists, and their opponents are shooting 43.5 percent. Frankie Sullivan is averaging 14.7 points, Rob Chubb is averaging 8.7 points and 6.8 rebounds, and Allen Payne is averaging 8.2 points. Auburn is nine games below .500 and tied for 12th place in the SEC conference standings.
Alabama is 3-12-1 against the spread following a loss, 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six games overall. Auburn is 10-4 against the spread in their last 14 road games, 0-4 against the spread in their last four games overall, and 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 road games against a team with a winning home record. Auburn has covered the point spread in four of the last five meetings of these two.
Points are going to be hard to come by here and the first game didn’t come close to cracking 100 so my pick is the under.