SEC Action: Auburn vs. Alabama — Betting Preview

Sullivan is averaging 12.5 points per game this season for Auburn

Auburn vs. Alabama
Tip off: 8 PM EST
Spread: ALA -12.5
Total: 118
M/L: ALA -900, AUB +650

Betting Odds from Bookmaker

Auburn

The Auburn Tigers are 14-14, but are just 4-10 in SEC conference play, and are unlikely to make the NCAA tournament, barring some kind of miracle run in the SEC tournament.

Things have been pretty bad of late, too. The Tigers have dropped five of their last six games, though the lone win was a 10 point victory over nationally ranked Mississippi State. It was good revenge after losing by 3 in a high scoring affair to the Bulldogs two weeks prior.

It’s all been bittersweet for a team that started out the year by winning 8 of their first 9 games, but those were all against sub par opponents, so the optimism was unfounded and misplaced, as the team was set to unravel against better competition.

Frankie Sullivan and Kenny Gabriel account for 24.7 of the Tigers 63 points per game. Gabriel, a lanky 208 pound 6’8 senior forward, leads the team in minutes and rebounding (7.4 per game), as well.

Tigers Betting Trends:

Auburn is 0-5 SU in their last 5 on the road and the total has gone UNDER In 4 of their last 5 on the road. The Tigers are 2-10 SU in their last 12 games on the road against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Alabama

The Crimson Tide are 19-9 overall, but just 8-6 in SEC play, as the SEC is proving to be one of the tougher conferences this year. They’ve won three straight against Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi State, and will close out the season against Ole Miss after tonight’s game.

Alabama is led by the trio of JaMychal Green, Tony Mitchell, and Trevor Releford. The three combine to average 39.2 points per game, roughly 2/3rds of Alabama’s total offensive output.

The Crimson Tide use a 9 man rotation, and only two players (Mitchell & Releford) see more than 30 minutes per game. Green and Mitchell also pace the Crimson Tide in rebounding with 7.0 per game. The team also has a pretty decent 45.7% field goal percentage, but is shooting poorly from three (28.7% as a team).

Crimson Tide Betting Trends:

Alabama is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games and the total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 6 games. The Crimson Tide are 15-3 SU in their last 18 home games and 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games at home. The total has gone UNDER In 4 of the Crimson Tide’s last 5 games against Auburn and they are 4-1 SU in their last 5 against Auburn. The Crimson Tide are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 against Auburn and 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games at home against Auburn. The Crimson Tide are 10-2 SU in their last 12 home games against Auburn.

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