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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Tigers underdogs vs Razorbacks at Arkansas

Auburn TigersArkansas Razorbacks
Jan 16, 8:00 PM | Bud Walton Arena

Auburn Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds


Auburn pays a visit to Arkansas on Wednesday, hoping to send the Razorbacks to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Bud Walton Arena.

The Razorbacks currently sports a 10-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 3-3-1 ATS. The Tigers are 8-7 and 7-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Razorbacks produce a 2-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 5-2 against the number.

View Auburn vs Arkansas Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Arkansas Razorbacks as 10.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 97-ranked Razorbacks and the No. 137-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 82-74 win for the Razorbacks on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arkansas's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 79 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 154 at 65.1 PPG. The Razorbacks field goal percentage has averaged 46.1% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Defensively, Auburn features the nation's No. 84-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.2 points per game. Arkansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Auburn, they were a 74-71 winner as they battled South Carolina on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. The Tigers grabbed a 74-71 win over the Gamecocks on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Frankie Sullivan at Colonial Life Arena.

Arkansas was a 56-33 winner in their most recent outing at home against Vanderbilt. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Razorbacks and Commodores didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Vanderbilt was handed a 56-33 defeat on Saturday at Bud Walton Arena.

Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Kentucky are 4-6
After playing South Carolina are 1-9
After a win are 4-6

Arkansas Razorbacks Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Mississippi are 6-4
After playing Vanderbilt are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Tigers at Razorbacks trends to consider:
Auburn is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Arkansas
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Auburn's last 6 games when playing on the road against Arkansas
Auburn is 2-13 SU in its last 15 games on the road
Auburn is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Arkansas
Arkansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Arkansas is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Auburn
Arkansas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Arkansas is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Auburn

Next up:
Auburn home to Kentucky, Saturday, January 19
Arkansas at Mississippi, Saturday, January 19