Planning on watching today’s Hornets and Tigers game? Catch the action at Neville Arena in Auburn, AL, as the Tigers hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on SEC. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 148 points, with the Tigers being the favored team playing at home against the Hornets.
ALABAMA STATE HORNETS VS AUBURN TIGERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Alabama State Hornets +30
This game will be played at Neville Arena at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.
WHY BET THE ALABAMA STATE HORNETS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Tigers.
- Even though we have Auburn winning straight-up, we like Alabama State at +30.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
No Pressure for Alabama State as Away Dogs
Alabama State will be playing their 11th game of the season, with a current record of 4-6. In their last ten road games, including those from last year, Alabama State has a record of 2-8. Alabama State has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 6-1. In their last five games, they are 3-1 ATS.
Up to this point, games involving Alabama State have had an average of 149 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 148.2 points. Their over/under record is 4-3-0. The Hornets’ last five games have finished with a combined 138 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
Most recently, the Alabama State offense finished with just 56 points vs. LSU. For the game, they hit 9/26 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 36.1%. The Alabama State offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 25 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 32% of their looks from outside this season.
At this time, the Hornets’ defense is positioned 227th in the country, permitting 75.7 points per game. So far, the Alabama State defense is giving up an average of 9.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 10.6 times per game (421st).
Will the Tigers Win at Home?
Auburn, who currently has a record of 8-2, will play against Alabama State. In their last five home games, including last year, Auburn has a home record of 4-1. Auburn has a winning record against the spread at 5-4. When playing on the road, the Tigers are 4-2 vs. the spread, while at home they are 1-2 ATS.
Up to this point, games involving Auburn have had an average of 148.6 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 148.9 points. Their over/under record is 3-6-0. In the Tigers’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 151 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 2-3.
Auburn’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 87 points against UNC Asheville. They had an overall field goal percentage of 53.1% and made 12/15 free throws. The team’s scoring leader is Johni Broome, who holds an average of 14.7 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Aden Holloway is averaging 12 points per game this season.
So far this season, the Auburn defense has been performing well, ranking 79th in the country at 66.3 points allowed per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 4.9 threes per game vs. Alabama State. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 26.4%.