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Kentucky favored by -9 against Auburn on Wednesday

Kentucky WildcatsAuburn Tigers
18-5February 12, 2014, 08:00 | Auburn Arena11-10

The Auburn Tigers will be trying to slam the Kentucky Wildcats on Wednesday when the teams tip off at Auburn Arena in college betting action.

Auburn will face the 18-5 Wildcats, who own a 12-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 9-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Wildcats are 11-10 favoring the OVER.

View Kentucky Wildcats vs Auburn Tigers Odds and Stats.

The Tigers were listed as 9-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 Tigers sit at No. 183 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Wildcats sit at No. 10 on the same chart.

Kentucky was a 69-59 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Mississippi State. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got 16 points from Julius Randle as Kentucky ran past Mississippi State 69-59 on Saturday at Humphrey Coliseum.

Auburn was an 87-80 loser in its last match on the road against LSU. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Chris Denson scored 29 points for Auburn on Saturday, but the Tigers managed an 87-80 victory over the Tigers at Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Auburn's No. 91-ranked scoring average of 73.9 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 66 and allowing 66.7 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 45.25% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (47.46% per game).

A few Wildcats at Tigers trends to consider:
Kentucky is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Kentucky is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 6 games
Kentucky is 3-11 ATS in its last 14 games on the road
Auburn is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Auburn is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Auburn's last 6 games
Auburn is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Kentucky home to Florida, Saturday, February 15th
Auburn at Mississippi State, Saturday, February 15th