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Auburn Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Kentucky WildcatsAuburn Tigers
Jan 19, 9:00 PM | Auburn Arena

Kentucky Wildcats vs Auburn Tigers Odds


Auburn Arena will host Auburn Tigers vs. Kentucky Wildcats action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Wildcats will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 5-8 ATS against the number this season, while the Tigers are 8-6 ATS. Kentucky is 7-5 on the totals; Auburn is 6-2.

View Kentucky vs Auburn Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Tigers in this one found them listed as 9-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Wildcats was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 137 (Tigers) and the No. 29 (Wildcats) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 84-72 result in favor of the Wildcats has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Wildcats is ranked No. 45 in NCAA hoops at 38.7 per game. Contrast that with Auburn’s No. 119 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Auburn is the No. 117-ranked team in the country at 6.7 per game, while Kentucky rates No. 183 at 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Kentucky features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.2 points per game. Auburn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 170 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Kentucky was a 75-65 winner at home against Tennessee. They failed to cover the 13-point spread as favorites. Kentucky got 17 points from Kyle Wiltjer en route to a 75-65 victory over Tennessee on Tuesday at Rupp Arena.

Last time out for Auburn, they were an 88-80 loser as they battled Arkansas on the road. They covered in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. Frankie Sullivan went off for 26 points and added 9 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Arkansas handed Auburn an 88-80 defeat at Bud Walton Arena.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Alabama are 8-2
After playing Tennessee are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Vanderbilt are 4-6
After playing Arkansas are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Wildcats at Tigers trends to consider:
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Auburn
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Kentucky's last 18 games on the road
Kentucky is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Kentucky is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Auburn's last 5 games when playing Kentucky
Auburn is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Auburn's last 5 games
Auburn is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
Kentucky at Alabama, Tuesday, January 22
Auburn at Vanderbilt, Wednesday, January 23