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Wildcats visit Auburn Tigers in college basketball clash

Kentucky WildcatsAuburn Tigers
Jan 11, 8:00 PM | Auburn Arena

Kentucky Wildcats vs Auburn Tigers Odds


Auburn Arena will host Tigers vs. Wildcats action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Tigers sport records of 10-5 and 2-6 ATS heading into this battle, while the Wildcats have 15-1 and 4-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-4 for the Tigers and 6-8 for the Wildcats.

View Kentucky vs Auburn Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Tigers in this one, they're listed as 17.5-point underdogs on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Tigers, most recently No. 273 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Wildcats, who rate No. 2 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 89-69 victory for the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Auburn's No. 219-ranked scoring average of 66.2 PPG, against a Wildcats defense rated No. 27 and allowing 59.1 PPG. The Tigers FG% has averaged 43.8% to date this season, less than the Wildcats shooters have managed so far (49.1% per game).

Defensively, Kentucky features the nation's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 60 points per game. Auburn, meanwhile, comes in at No. 197 nationally in scoring at home.

Kentucky was a 79-64 winner in its last match at home against South Carolina. They failed to cover the 19.5–point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got 20 points from Terrence Jones as Kentucky ran past South Carolina 79-64 on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

Auburn was a 65-35 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Vanderbilt. They failed to cover the 15.5–point spread as underdogs. Auburn was run off the court by the Commodores on Saturday as Vanderbilt routed them 65-35 at Memorial Gymnasium.

Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Tennessee are 6-4
After playing South Carolina are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

Auburn Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing Mississippi are 5-5
After playing Vanderbilt are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Wildcats at Tigers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Kentucky's last 5 games on the road
Kentucky is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Auburn
Kentucky is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Auburn is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Auburn's last 5 games when playing Kentucky
Auburn is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Auburn is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Kentucky at Tennessee, Saturday, January 14
Auburn home to Mississippi, Saturday, January 14