The undefeated Auburn Tigers (15-0) visit the Alabama Crimson Tide (8-7) Wednesday for a 9 p.m. ET game at Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, Ala. We analyze the Aubrn-Alabama odds and betting lines, with college basketball betting advice and tips around this matchup.
Auburn at Alabama: Three things you need to know
1. The Crimson Tide are 7-2 over nine games at home; they are 5-1 against the spread in six games at Coleman Coliseum. Alabama ranks seventh in the nation in scoring 83.2 points per game; the Crimson Tide have managed 90-plus on offense in each of their last three home games.
2. Alabama junior G John Petty Jr. leads the Tide in scoring (16.7 PPG) and rebounding (7.3 rebounds per game). He is shooting a robust 49.5% from 3-point range, and he launches over six treys per contest. Petty is a key figure for a UA squad showing a great deal of in-season improvement in overall shooting, 3-point prowess and taking care of the basketball.
3. Auburn has been playing at a slower tempo than Alabama, which has a tempo figure ranked sixth in the nation. The Tigers have also played slightly lesser defenses this far. Across several key analytics, despite losing two of its last three games, Alabama has shown growth during the season and is very much playing its best basketball right now. The Tide are the superior team from distance – look for that to be a key in keeping the Tigers close.
Auburn at Alabama: Odds, betting lines and picks
Auburn 82, Alabama 80
There was no moneyline posted at the time of publishing.
Against the Spread (ATS)
The Tide are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games. They’re 7-1 against the number in their last eight lined games at home. Dating back to last March, the Tigers are 0-4 ATS the last four times they played on three-days of rest. Line-watch this one and look for Alabama to get 2.5 or 3 points of insurance. The current lean is Alabama (+2, +100).
Bettors can’t catch up with the Alabama Over this season. The Over is 10-5 in its 15 games. Look for the Crimson Tide to stay close and control the pace throughout. Take the OVER 159.5 (-106).
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