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

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Feb 9, 4:00 PM | Rupp Arena

Auburn Tigers vs Kentucky Wildcats Odds


Rupp Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Kentucky Wildcats and the visiting Auburn Tigers in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Wildcats are 16-6 so far on the season, and 8-11 ATS vs. the number. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 9-13 and 11-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Kentucky go 10-8 and the Tigers go 8-6 on the totals.

View Auburn vs Kentucky Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Kentucky in this one found them as 17.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 13 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 188 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 82-68 victory for the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Kentucky's No. 26 nationally ranked offense (76.2 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 179 at 66.4 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 49% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (41.4% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Auburn owns the country's No. 193-rated mark, allowing 70.6 points per game on the highway. Kentucky, on the other hand, rates No. 21 in scoring at home.

Auburn was a 49-37 winner in their most recent outing at home against Alabama. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Josh Wallace scored 11 points leading the Tigers to a 49-37 victory over Alabama at Auburn Arena on Wednesday.

Kentucky was a 77-55 winner in its last match at home against South Carolina. They covered the 17-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Wildcats and Gamecocks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as South Carolina was handed a 77-55 defeat on Tuesday at Rupp Arena.

Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Arkansas are 4-6
After playing Alabama are 2-8
After a win are 4-6

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Florida are 6-4
After playing South Carolina are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Tigers at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Auburn's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Auburn's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Auburn is 3-5-2 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Kentucky
Auburn is 2-17 SU in its last 19 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Auburn
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games when playing Auburn
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Auburn
Kentucky is 18-2 SU in its last 20 games at home

Next up:
Auburn home to Arkansas, Wednesday, February 13
Kentucky at Florida, Tuesday, February 12