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NCAA hoops odds preview - Missouri vs. Auburn

Missouri TigersAuburn Tigers
12-2January 11, 2014, 02:00 | Auburn Arena8-4

The visiting Missouri Tigers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Auburn Arena against the Auburn Tigers.

The Tigers bring a 8-4 record (5-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-2 Tigers, who are 5-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Auburn go 3-3 so far and the Tigers go 3-9.

View Missouri Tigers vs Auburn Tigers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Tigers installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 179-ranked Tigers and the No. 40-rated Tigers in this matchup.

In their last action, Missouri was a 70-64 loser at home against Georgia. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers endured a 70-64 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Jabari Brown at Mizzou Arena.

Auburn was a 65-62 loser in its last match on the road against Mississippi. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. Auburn got 28 points from Chris Denson on the way to a 65-62 loss against Mississippi on Thursday at Tad Smith Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Auburn's No. 88-ranked offense, averaging 75.67 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 53 at 65.43 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 45.96% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.09% per game.

A few Tigers at Tigers trends to consider:
Missouri is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Missouri is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Missouri's last 5 games
Missouri is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Auburn is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Auburn is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next up:
Missouri at Vanderbilt, Thursday, January 16th
Auburn at Tennessee, Wednesday, January 15th