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Alabama Crimson TideAuburn Tigers
9-10January 30, 2014, 08:30 | Auburn Arena8-9

The Auburn Tigers will be trying to slam the Alabama Crimson Tide on Thursday when the teams tip off at Auburn Arena in college betting action.

Auburn battles the Crimson Tide, currently sitting with a 9-10 mark (4-9-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-5 for the Tigers and 8-6-1 for the Crimson Tide.

View Alabama Crimson Tide vs Auburn Tigers Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 273-ranked Tigers and the No. 191-rated Crimson Tide in this matchup.

Alabama was an 82-80 winner in their most recent outing at home against LSU. They earned a push of the 2-point spread as favorites. Alabama earned an 82-80 victory over LSU on Saturday, getting 21 points from Trevor Releford at Coleman Coliseum.

Auburn was an 86-67 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers endured an 86-67 loss at the hands of the Razorbacks on Saturday, despite an 18 -point effort from Chris Denson at Bud Walton Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Auburn has the nation's No. 112-rated offensive output, at 73.24 PPG. The visiting Crimson Tide defense ranks No. 75 allowing on average 67 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 44.93% so far, less than the Crimson Tide marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.3% per game.

A few Crimson Tide at Tigers trends to consider:
Alabama is 1-3-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Alabama's last 6 games
Alabama is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Alabama is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Auburn is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Auburn is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Auburn is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
Auburn is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Alabama

Next up:
Alabama home to Tennessee, Saturday, February 1st
Auburn at Georgia, Saturday, February 1st