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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Tigers underdogs vs Tigers at Missouri

Auburn TigersMissouri Tigers
Feb 2, 1:30 PM | Mizzou Arena

Auburn Tigers vs Missouri Tigers Odds

8-12TEAM RECORD15-5

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Auburn when they take on the Missouri Tigers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 8-12 and 9-9 ATS on the year, while the Tigers are at 15-5 and 8-8 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 9-6, while the Tigers have a 7-5 mark.

View Auburn vs Missouri Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Tigers were listed as 16-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 25 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 183 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 78-69 victory for the Tigers.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Missouri's No. 35-ranked scoring average of 75.3 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 185 and allowing 66.6 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 44.2% to date this season, more than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (41.9% per game).

Defensively, Auburn features the nation's No. 141-rated defense on the road, allowing 68 points per game. Missouri, meanwhile, comes in at No. 48 nationally in scoring at home.

Auburn lost its last outing, a 57-49 result against Georgia on January 30. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Allen Payne scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 57-49 to Georgia at Stegeman Coliseum on Wednesday).

In their last action, Missouri was a 73-70 loser on the road against LSU. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Phil Pressey went off for 25 points and added 4 rebounds but it wasn't enough as LSU handed Missouri a 73-70 defeat at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Alabama are 3-7
After playing Georgia are 2-8
After a loss are 2-8

Missouri Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Texas A&M are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Tigers at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Auburn's last 5 games on the road
Auburn is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games on the road
Missouri is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Missouri is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
Missouri is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Auburn home to Alabama, Wednesday, February 6
Missouri at Texas A&M, Thursday, February 7