Auburn Tigers at Florida Gators Betting Prediction 01/18/20

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The fourth-ranked Auburn Tigers (15-1, 3-1 SEC) will be at the Stephen C. O’Connell Center to go head-to-head with the Florida Gators (11-5, 3-1 SEC) in a SEC matchup. The game gets underway at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Auburn Tigers at Florida Gators ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Gators were victorious over the Ole Miss Rebels, 71-55, while the Tigers were blown out by the Alabama Crimson Tide, 83-64.

Florida dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 16.6 (worse than their season average of 15.1) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.570 (above their season average of 0.497). For those same stats, Ole Miss had marks of 25.1 and 0.433, respectively. Auburn, on the other hand, held Alabama to an offensive rebounding percentage of 16.7 (below their season average of 30.5). Keyontae Johnson had a solid outing for Florida with 15 points and six rebounds. Meanwhile, Auburn received a boost from Austin Wiley, who finished with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

The Tigers dominated this series last year, taking both contests. In the most recent matchup, Auburn won 65-62. Auburn had a much better turnover percentage (6.4 vs. 30.5). Florida, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of converting from the charity stripe (10-12; 83.3 percent). This is the first time these teams will battle this year.

The offensive glass should be a huge edge for Florida in this meeting. The Gators rank 55th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.8 percent), while Auburn ranks 167th in defensive rebounding percentage (72.2 percent). Also, the Tigers are among the nation’s best at getting to the line, ranking 38th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.276). The Gators, meanhwile, rank 255th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.245).

Auburn Tigers vs. Florida Gators Betting Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Florida, ATS Winner – Florida, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Auburn ranks 47th in three pointers attempted per game (25.9) while Florida ranks 193rd (20.1).
  • The Tigers rank 21st in assists allowed per game (10.0) while the Gators rank 73rd (11.5).
  • Florida averages 6.5 steals per game, which ranks 134th in the nation. Auburn ranks 137th in steals allowed per game (6.9).
  • The Tigers rank fifth in rebounds per game (42.0) while the Gators rank 75th (38.0).
  • Auburn ranks seventh in blocks per game (6.1) while Florida ranks 65th (4.0).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Gators have scored an average of 86.6 points per game (12.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 75.0 points per game (8.6 above their season average).
  • The Tigers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.2, down from 13.6 for the season.