It was not all that long ago when the thought of the Auburn Tigers competing with the Kentucky Wildcats for national prominence and SEC supremacy would have been grounds for a straight jacket. But Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl has changed all of that. In fact, the gambling public has come to respect War Eagle so much that it has been a problem as far as their value with the college basketball lines. While Auburn is college basketball “nouveau riche” Kentucky is the ultimate classic blue blood program. The two will clash on ESPN in a high-profile Saturday night showdown!
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- Date and Time: Saturday, February 1, 2020, 6 p.m. ET
- Location: Auburn Arena, Auburn, Alabama
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- Kentucky vs. Auburn TV Coverage: ESPN
Kentucky Wildcats vs. Auburn Tigers Odds Overview
This one should draw equal action with the college basketball lines. Some gamblers will certainly be attracted to Auburn at home in front of what will be a crazed crowd while others will rely on Kentucky to handle their business with cool success as they did last week in a similar situation at Texas Tech.
Kentucky Wildcats Current Form
Kentucky enters this game with a record of 15-4 straight up, 9-10 against the spread, and 11-8 over the total. Head coach John Calipari’s team has been in good form with five payouts in their last eight games. Eight of their last nine matchups have gone over the total. Kentucky has shown solid balance with national metrics of 80th for scoring offense and 79th for points allowed.
Auburn Tigers Current Form
Outside of an ugly two-game glitch in blowout losses at Alabama and at Florida, the Tigers have had a tremendous NCAA Basketball season. Auburn is 17-2 straight up, 9-10 against the spread and 7-11 under the total. However War Eagle has covered just two of their last six games. Pearl’s success has often made Auburn an overlay due to increased public betting awareness and respect. Auburn ranks 26th in the nation for scoring offense and 146th for points allowed.
Key Wildcats: F Nick Richards (14.3 PTS, 8.1 REB, 2.5 BLK, 67.5 FGPCT, 73.6 FTPCT, 0.0 3PPCT), G Immanuel Quickley (14.0 PTS, 4.3 REB, 1.9 AST, 41.8 FGPCT, 90.9 FTPCT, 40.5 3PPCT), G Ashton Hagans (13.2 PTS, 4.3 REB, 7.3 AST, 42.3 FGPCT, 81.3 FTPCT, 30.8 3PPCT)
Key Tigers: G Samir Doughty (14.6 PTS, 3.8 REB, 2.7 AST, 40.3 FGPCT, 76.0 FTPCT, 30.8 3PPCT), F Isaac Okoro (12.9 PTS, 4.2 REB, 2.1 AST, 53.9 FGPCT, 67.9 FTPCT, 25.0 3PPCT), G J’Von McCormick (11.0 PTS, 3.8 REB, 4.8 AST, 39.3 FGPCT, 52.5 FTPCT, 29.9 3PPCT)
Kentucky vs. Auburn Against the Spread
The Wildcats are:
- 8-4 against the spread in their last 12 away games
- 7-4 over the total away from home
- 3-4 vs. the line in their last seven games at Auburn
- 1-7 under the total in head to head away games vs. War Eagle
The Tigers are:
- 3-5 against the spread in their last eight home matchups
- 2-4-1 under the total at Auburn Arena
- 4-2 on the board in their last six games with Kentucky
- 2-4 under the total vs. the Wildcats
Auburn Arena and the high-octane Tigers offense should be the difference in this one. An electric atmosphere is certain and although Kentucky escaped with a 76-74 overtime win at a raucous Texas Tech last Saturday night the fact remains that Auburn is a much better opponent.
Kentucky vs. Auburn CBB Bets pick: Bet the Auburn Tigers
Kentucky vs. Auburn CBB Bets Score Prediction: Auburn 80, Kentucky 77
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