The Auburn Tigers (11-3, 1-1 SEC) will host the Arkansas Razorbacks (12-2, 1-1 SEC) after winning nine straight home games. It tips at 8:30 PM ET on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
Saturday’s matchup between the Tigers and the Razorbacks features the Tigers as modest 2.5-point favorites. The over/under is 140.5 points for the game.
Auburn vs. Arkansas Odds
Point Spread for Auburn vs. Arkansas
The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing Auburn as the favorite.
Auburn vs. Arkansas Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Auburn has -148 odds to pick up the win, while Arkansas is listed at +124 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 140.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, January 7, 2023
- Game Time: 8:30 PM ET
- Location: Auburn, Alabama
- Arena: Neville Arena
Auburn vs. Arkansas Betting Trends
Against the spread, Auburn is 5-9-0 this year. The Tigers have been chosen as favorites in 14 games this year and have walked away with the win 11 times (78.6%) in those games. Auburn’s games this year have hit the over on eight of 14 set point totals.
In Arkansas’ 14 games this season, it has seven wins against the spread. The Razorbacks have been the moneyline underdog only one other time so far this season, a game they won. Arkansas’ games this year have hit the over on four of 14 set point totals (28.6%).
Auburn vs. Arkansas Key Players to Watch
Johni Broome paces the Tigers with 13.1 points per game and 8.7 rebounds, while also posting 1.2 assists. Wendell Green Jr. leads his squad in assists per game (3.5), and also averages 12.3 points and 3.8 rebounds. At the other end, he averages 1.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Jaylin Williams puts up 9.8 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2 assists per game. At the other end, he delivers 1.2 steals and 0.9 blocked shots. Dylan Cardwell averages 4.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game, shooting 80.6% from the floor.
Ricky Council IV is posting a team-best 18.4 points per contest. And he is delivering 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists, making 48.1% of his shots from the field and 29.4% from 3-point range, with 1.1 triples per contest. Anthony Black paces the Razorbacks in assists (3.8 per game), and posts 11.7 points and 4.9 rebounds. He also delivers 1.7 steals and 0.6 blocked shots. The Razorbacks get 7.6 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game from Makhi Mitchell. Davonte Davis is posting 8.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest, making 36% of his shots from the field.
What you need to know about the Auburn Tigers
Auburn and its opponents combined to go over the point total 11 out of 19 times last season in conference action. So far this season, the Tigers are posting 72.1 points per game (170th-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 62.8 points per contest (39th-ranked). Auburn is 49th in the country with 35.7 boards per game so far this season. Meanwhile, it ranks 112th with 29.9 rebounds allowed per game.
Auburn ranks 18th-worst in college basketball with a 28.9% shooting percentage from downtown. Meanwhile, it is making 6.1 three-pointers per game (299th-ranked in college basketball). The Tigers have been shining in terms of defending against three-point shooting this season, ranking fifth-best in the country in treys allowed per game (4.8) and sixth-best in three-point percentage allowed (27%).
What you need to know about the Arkansas Razorbacks
A total of 12 of Arkansas’ conference games last year hit the over. The Razorbacks score 77.4 points per game and allow 62.2, making them 71st in college basketball on offense and 35th defensively. Arkansas is 144th in college basketball in rebounds per game (33.2) and 22nd-best in rebounds conceded (27.6).
In 2022-23 Arkansas is ninth-worst in the country in 3-point makes (4.9 per game) and rank 326th in 3-point percentage (29.9%). In 2022-23 the Razorbacks are 12th-best in college basketball in 3-pointers conceded (5.1 per game) and 18th-best in defensive 3-point percentage (28.7%).
Auburn vs. Arkansas Prediction & Pick
Our prediction to win this matchup is Arkansas, and we expect that Arkansas will cover the spread (Auburn -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going under the posted total of 140.5 points.
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