Auburn Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide ATS Prediction 01/15/20

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It will be a showdown between two phenomenal offenses when the Alabama Crimson Tide (8-7, 1-2 SEC) meet the fourth-ranked Auburn Tigers (15-0, 3-0 SEC) at Coleman Coliseum. Action begins at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, and can be seen on ESPN2.

Auburn Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide ATS Odds

In their last matchup, the Crimson Tide lost to the 14th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats, 76-67, while the Tigers had no trouble getting past the Georgia Bulldogs, 82-60.

Auburn played a nearly perfect game. They had an absurd effective field goal percentage of 0.605 (above their season average of 0.528) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.1 (above their season average of 36.7). Georgia was 0.430 and 28.2, respectively, for those same stats. Alabama, meanwhile, had a turnover percentage of 9.0 (better than their season average of 17.6). Alabama’s Herbert Jones had a solid performance, putting up 18 points and seven rebounds. Auburn was lifted by Samir Doughty, who had 17 points and six rebounds.

The Tigers dominated this series last year, securing victories in both contests. In the last matchup, Auburn won 66-60. Auburn had a much better turnover percentage (15.4 vs. 25.3). Alabama, on the other hand, had a better free throw rate (0.224 vs. 0.183). This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

The high-octane offense of Auburn will square off against the mid-tier defense of Alabama. The Tigers currently rank fifth in offensive efficiency, while the Crimson Tide are 219th in defensive efficiency. The Tigers figure to have the edge on that end of the court.

Auburn at Alabama Odds Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Auburn, ATS Winner – Auburn, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Auburn ranks seventh in rebounds per game (41.9) while Alabama ranks 249th in rebounds allowed per game (39.2).
  • The Tigers rank 27th in assists allowed per game (10.1) while the Crimson Tide rank 110th (12.3).
  • Auburn ranks 126th in steals per game (6.6) while Alabama ranks 187th in steals allowed per game (8.5).
  • The Tigers rank ninth in blocks per game (6.1) while the Crimson Tide rank 142nd in blocks allowed per game (4.3).
  • Auburn ranks 48th in three pointers attempted per game (25.7) while Alabama ranks 173rd in three pointers allowed per game (22.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Crimson Tide’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.6, up from 4.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Tigers have scored an average of 81.0 points per game (1.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 63.4 points per game (2.9 below their season average).