The Tennessee Volunteers (18-4, 7-2 SEC) take the court against the Auburn Tigers (17-5, 7-2 SEC) on Saturday at 2:00 PM ET in SEC play.
Saturday’s matchup between the Volunteers and the Tigers features the Volunteers as solid 9.5-point favorites. A 132.5-point total has been set for the matchup.
Tennessee vs. Auburn Odds
Point Spread for Tennessee vs. Auburn
The spread for this matchup is set at 9.5 points, with bookmakers listing Tennessee as the favorite.
Tennessee vs. Auburn Moneyline
As for the moneyline, Tennessee has -484 odds to pick up the win, while Auburn is listed at +363 to claim victory.
Finally, the over/under for the game is set at 132.5 points.
Game Time and How to Watch
- Game Day: Saturday, February 4, 2023
- Game Time: 2:00 PM ET
- Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
- Arena: Thompson-Boling Arena
Tennessee vs. Auburn Betting Trends
Tennessee has 13 wins against the spread in 22 games this season. The Volunteers have been victorious in 14, or 82.4%, of the 17 contests they have been chosen as favorites in this season. Tennessee’s games this year have hit the over on nine of 22 set point totals.
Auburn has played 22 games, with 11 wins, against the spread. The Tigers have been the moneyline underdog just one other time so far this season, a game they lost. Auburn’s games this year have gone over the total in 14 of 22 opportunities (63.6%).
Tennessee vs. Auburn Key Players to Watch
Zakai Zeigler paces the Volunteers at 5 assists per contest, while also posting 3 rebounds and 11.4 points. Santiago Vescovi is tops on his squad in both points (12.2) and assists (2.9) per contest, and also posts 4.5 rebounds. At the other end, he averages 2.2 steals and 0.1 blocked shots. Olivier Nkamhoua puts up a team-best 5.3 rebounds per game. He is also putting up 11 points and 2 assists, shooting 57.6% from the floor. Julian Phillips posts 9.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game, shooting 40.3% from the field.
Johni Broome leads the Tigers in rebounding (8.9 per game), and produces 13.6 points and 1.3 assists. He also posts 1 steal and 2.5 blocked shots (10th in the nation). Jaylin Williams gives the Tigers 10.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per contest. He also posts 1 steal and 0.9 blocked shots. Allen Flanigan gives the Tigers 9.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He also averages 0.8 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
What you need to know about the Tennessee Volunteers
Tennessee has put together a 5-4-0 conference record against the spread this season. The Volunteers have been lifted by their defense, as they rank second-best in the country by surrendering only 55.1 points per game. They rank 145th in college basketball in points scored (73.5 per contest). Tennessee is allowing 28.3 boards per game this year (43rd-ranked in college basketball), but it has provided a lift by averaging 37.2 rebounds per game (seventh-best).
The Volunteers are averaging 78.9 points per game this year when playing at home, which is 9.1 more points than they’re averaging away from home (69.8). So far this season, Tennessee is sinking 7.9 three-pointers per game (123rd-ranked in college basketball) and is shooting 33.1% (238th-ranked) from beyond the arc. The Volunteers are playing well when it comes to defending against three-pointers, as they rank sixth-best in college basketball in threes allowed (5 per game) and best in three-point percentage allowed (22.5%).
The Volunteers have gone 8-2 over their past 10 games, with a 6-4 record against the spread in that span. In its past 10 contests, Tennessee has hit the over five times. In its last 10 games, Tennessee has been scoring 72.1 points per contest, an average that’s slightly lower than the 73.5 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Tennessee’s points-allowed average over its past 10 games (57.9) is 2.8 more points per game than the team is allowing over the entire season (55.1).
What you need to know about the Auburn Tigers
Auburn’s conference games have hit the over six out of nine times this season. On offense the Tigers are the 148th-ranked squad in the country (73.4 points per game). On defense they are 51st (64.6 points allowed per game). In 2022-23, Auburn is 75th in the country in rebounds (33.9 per game) and 152nd in rebounds conceded (30.7).
The Tigers are putting up fewer points at home (73.9 per game) than away (75.1). Beyond the arc, Auburn is 299th in the nation in 3-pointers made per game (6.2). It is 21st-worst in 3-point percentage at 29.9%. The Tigers are the 15th-best team in the nation in 3-pointers allowed (5.4 per game) and fifth-best in 3-point percentage defensively (27.8%).
The Tigers are 6-4 against the spread and 7-3 overall over their last 10 contests. Seven of Auburn’s last 10 games have hit the over. While Auburn is averaging 73.4 points per game in 2022-23, it has fallen short of that in its last 10 games, tallying 73 points per contest. While the Tigers are surrendering 64.6 points per game in 2022-23, they have been worse over their past 10 games, allowing 67.6 points per contest.
Tennessee vs. Auburn Prediction & Pick
Our pick to win this game is Tennessee, and we expect that Tennessee will cover the spread (Tennessee -9.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 132.5 points.
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