Auburn Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers 3/7/2020 Odds, Predictions and Spread
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Auburn Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers 3/7/2020 – The Auburn Tigers face the Tennessee Volunteers this Saturday in an SEC clash. College basketball lines today favor the Tigers over the Volunteers despite the latter holding the all-time series edge. The Tigers are coming off a loss to Texas A&M while Tennessee is fresh from a win over Kentucky. The last time they met, it was the Tigers prevailing at home, 73-66.
Auburn Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers 3/7/2020
The Auburn Tigers had their streak snapped by the Aggies and will try to get back on track. Auburn started the season hot, winning 15 straight games. It has been a game of streaks for the Tigers making them very unpredictable. Against Tennesse, Auburn will bank on Samir Doughty and Isaac Okoro to lead the charge. The Tigers have other players that can help, meaning it will be a tough encounter for the Volunteers. The defense has been doing well but the Tigers may want to step it up.
Players to watch: S. Doughty G (30 GP 33.3 MIN 16.2 PTS 4 REB 2.8 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.4 TO 40.3 FG% 77 FT% 31.4 3PT%), I. Okoro F (27 GP 32 MIN 12.9 PTS 4.6 REB 2.1 AST 1 STL 0.9 BLK 2 TO 51.3 FG% 66.2 FT% 28.4 3PT%), J. McCormick G (30 GP 31.4 MIN 11.6 PTS 4 REB 4.5 AST 1.1 STL 0.1 BLK 2.4 TO 38.1 FG% 58.3 FT% 29.6 3PT%).
The Volunteers look to pull the rug from under the Tigers and get another win. They have won three of their last five games but need more wins to get an NCAA Tournament invitation. Jordan Bowden will lead their offensive and get support from guys like John Fulkerson and Lamote Turner. They are holding down opponents better defensively (63.5 points) something that could tilt the tide in their favor.
Players to watch: J. Bowden G (30 GP 34.3 MIN 13.6 PTS 4 REB 2.7 AST 1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.6 TO 38.4 FG% 81.7 FT% 28.6 3PT%), J. Fulkerson F (30 GP 29.9 MIN 13.6 PTS 5.9 REB 1.3 AST 1.1 STL 0.9 BLK 1.9 TO 61.6 FG% 75.4 FT% 50 3PT%), Y. Pons G (30 GP 33.8 MIN 11 PTS 5.3 REB 1.1 AST 0.4 STL 2.4 BLK 1.7 TO 49.8 FG% 63.8 FT% 34.9 3PT%).
Auburn Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers Betting Predictions
Auburn is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Tennessee’s last 12 games.
Auburn Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers Betting Picks
NCAA college basketball gives the Tigers a bit of an edge but the Volunteers could spoil all that. Both teams are on a roll and an invite to the NCAA tourney is in their minds. Both teams are oozing with offensive firepower and the difference-maker could be a defense. It will be a close encounter and Auburn cannot afford to take Tennessee for granted.
Moneyline: +116 is set for the Tigers and -150 is set for the Volunteers.
ATS: Look for the spread of +1 for Auburn and -1 for Tennessee.
Totals: Over 134.5 is out for the Tigers and under 134.5 is out for the Volunteers.
Score Prediction: 71-69, Auburn Tigers.