Once upon a time not that long ago nobody at Auburn cared at all about basketball. To call the hoops program back then an ugly stepchild would be an understatement. All of which makes the job head coach Bruce Pearl has done completely remarkable. As a matter of fact, Pearl could justifiably be called a miracle worker. Auburn is coming off its first-ever Final Four berth. And it looks like War Eagle’s era of glory is just getting started. As a result of Auburn’s betting on CBB success, Alabama has finally decided to take hoops seriously.
Auburn Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, Alabama|
|Auburn vs. Alabama TV Coverage:||ESPN2|
|Auburn vs. Alabama CBB odds at SBG:||Click Here|
Auburn Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Overview
Alabama has a sports betting record of 8-7 straight up, 12-3 vs. the line, and 10-5 over the total. Overall national metrics have the Crimson Tide ranked seventh for scoring offense, but 338th for points allowed. Bama has been a hot value recently with nine payouts in their last 10 games.
By contrast, Auburn is 15-0 straight up, 8-7 against the spread and 6-9 under the total. War Eagles ranks 11th in the nation for scoring offense and 110th for points allowed. Bruce Pear’s team is ranked fifth in the nation.
Key Tigers: G Samir Doughty (15.7 PTS, 4.0 REB, 2.7 AST, 43.6 FGPCT, 74.1 FTPCT, 33.3 3PPCT), F Isaac Okoro (13.2 PTS, 4.5 REB, 1.9 AST, 56.5% FGPCT, 67.2 FTPCT, 24.1 3PPCT)
Key Crimson Tide: G John Petty (16.7 PTS, 7.3 REB, 2.2 AST, 48.8 FGPCT, 74.5 FTPCT, 49.5 3PPCT), G Jira Lewis Jr (16.2 PTS, 5.9 REB. 4.6 AST, 42.5 FGPCT, 79.2 FTPCT, 32.4 3PPCT), G Jaden Shackelford (12.1 PTS, 3.8 REB, 36.9 FGPCT, 81.3 FTPCT, 33.0 3PPCT)
Auburn and Alabama Against the spread
The Tigers are:
- 3-10 against the spread in their last 13 away matchups
- 5-6 under the total on the road
- 6-4 with the odds in their last 10 January away games
- 5-2 over the total on the January road
- 6-3 on the board in their last nine games at Alabama
- 1-9 under the total on the road against the Crimson Tide
The Crimson Tide are:
- 4-6 against the spread in their last 10 home games
- 5-1 over the total at Coleman Coliseum
- 9-2 on the board in their last 11 home games in January
- 4-1 over the total in January games at Coleman Coliseum
- 2-7 with the spread head to head against War Eagle
- 1-4 under the total in their last five games against Auburn
Auburn Tigers vs. Alabama Crimson Tide Bet on CBB Picks
Specifically, Auburn’s Final Four run snapped Alabama out of its basketball slumber. The hiring of Nate Oats as head coach demonstrated that the Crimson Tide is now in it to win it. After leading Buffalo to back to back Big Dance appearances Oats was seen as the man to turn the Tide at Alabama. However, this Betting on CBB matchup will show just how far Bama has to go to catch a Bruce Pearl program that is vastly more developed.
Auburn vs. Alabama Bet on CBB Pick: Auburn Tigers
Auburn vs. Alabama Bet on CBB Score Prediction: Auburn 91, Alabama 70