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Clemson Tigers take on Tigers in NCAA basketball test

Clemson TigersAuburn Tigers
8-2December 19, 2013, 08:00 | Auburn Arena4-3

Clemson pays a visit to Auburn on Thursday, hoping to send the Tigers to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Auburn Arena.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 8-2 and 5-1 ATS on the year, while the Tigers are at 4-3 and 2-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Tigers are 2-1, while the Tigers have a 2-4 mark.

View Clemson Tigers vs Auburn Tigers Odds and Stats.

The Tigers were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 261 and the Tigers at No. 57 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Clemson, they were a 71-35 winner as they battled Furman at home. They covered in the match as a 22-point favorite. The Tigers blew out Furman on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 71-35 win at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Last time out for Auburn, they were an 81-62 loser as they battled Illinois at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. KT Harrell scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 81-62 to Illinois at Philips Arena on Sunday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Auburn's No. 101 nationally ranked offense (75.86 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 1 at 51.7 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 43.53% from the field, less than the Tigers have managed so far this season (43.82% on average).

A few Tigers at Tigers trends to consider:
Clemson is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
Clemson is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Auburn is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games
Auburn is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Clemson home to VMI, Monday, December 30th
Auburn at Boston College, Sunday, December 22nd