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Tigers open as college hoops underdog vs Razorbacks

Auburn TigersArkansas Razorbacks
8-8January 25, 2014, 06:00 | Bud Walton Arena12-6

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Auburn when they take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

Supporters of the Tigers have watched them go 8-8 and 6-6 ATS on the year, while the Razorbacks are at 12-6 and 8-7 ATS. In totals betting, the Razorbacks are 10-5, while the Tigers have a 5-5 mark.

View Auburn Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds and Stats.

The Razorbacks were listed as -11-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game puts the Razorbacks, most recently No. 45 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 243 in the latest survey.

Auburn lost its last outing, an 82-74 result against Mississippi State on January 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Auburn suffered an 82-74 loss against Mississippi State on Wednesday, getting 24 points from KT Harrell in a losing effort at Humphrey Coliseum.

In their last action, Arkansas was an 81-74 loser on the road against Tennessee. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Razorbacks endured an 81-74 loss at the hands of the Volunteers on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Coty Clarke at Thompson-Boling Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Arkansas's No. 14-ranked offense, averaging 82.78 PPG, against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 172 at 71.38 PPG. The Razorbacks field goal percentage has averaged 45.86% so far, more than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.49% per game.

A few Tigers at Razorbacks trends to consider:
Auburn is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Auburn is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Auburn is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Auburn's last 6 games on the road
Arkansas is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Arkansas is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Arkansas is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Arkansas's last 6 games

Next up:
Auburn home to Alabama, Wednesday, January 29th
Arkansas at Missouri, Tuesday, January 28th