Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Tigers and Razorbacks. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN2, and it’s hosted by the Razorbacks at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR. Get ready to place your bets! The Tigers come into this Southeastern conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 157 points.
AUBURN TIGERS VS ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Arkansas Razorbacks +2.5
This game will be played at Bud Walton Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.
WHY BET THE ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Razorbacks.
- Not only will Arkansas pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 157 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Is a Road Win Possible for the Tigers?
Heading into today’s game, Auburn is favored by 2.5 points over Arkansas. So far this season, the Tigers have gone 11-2 and are currently on a six-game winning streak.
On the road, Auburn is 4-2 this season and have an average scoring margin of +13.8 points per game. In their last game, the Tigers took on Penn and came away with an 88-68 victory.
As the favorite, Auburn has gone 7-6 against the spread this season. On the road, their ATS mark sits at 4-2 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4.
So far this season, Auburn’s over/under record is 6-7 and today’s line of 157 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149.6). On the year, their games have averaged 151.5 points. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 155 points.
Auburn’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 88 points vs. Penn. Overall, they hit 49.2% of their shots from the field and went 14/18 from the free-throw line. Johni Broome is leading the team in scoring at 15.8 points per contest. Jaylin Williams has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.5 going into the game.
At present, the Tigers’ defense is nationally ranked 77th, allowing 66.7 points per game. Auburn’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Penn offense to knock down 49% of their shots on their way to putting up 68 points.
Can the Razorbacks Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?
Arkansas comes into this game as the underdog, and they have a record of 9-4 overall. In their last game, they faced off against UNCW and won by a score of 106-90. Over their last ten games at home, the Razorbacks have gone 9-1.
So far this season, Arkansas is 9-1 at home, with an average scoring margin of +10.6 points per game. They have been favored in nine of their 13 games this season, and they are 8-1 in those games.
As the underdog this season, Arkansas has gone 1-3 vs. the spread. Their overall ATS record is 4-9, but they are just 1-4 vs. the spread in their last five games as the underdog. At home, the Razorbacks have a 4-6 ATS mark this year and are 3-7 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the underdog.
Arkansas has an over/under record of 11-2 this season, and today’s line of 157 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (149.1). So far, 8 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. The average scoring total in their last three games is 162 points.
Coming off their recent game, the Arkansas offense tallied 106 points in a matchup against UNCW. Their field goal percentage for the game was 52.4%, and they made 7 threes. The team’s top scorer is Tramon Mark, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 17.2, while Khalif Battle also carries a PPG average of 14.3 into the game.
So far, the Razorbacks’ defense is ranked 238th in the country at 76.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. UNCW, the Seahawks finished with a field goal percentage of 52% and a total of 90 points vs. Arkansas.