Last Updated: 2019-03-14
The Southeastern Conference Tourney contest between the No. 22 Auburn Tigers (22-9, 11-7 SEC) and the Missouri Tigers (15-16, 6-13 SEC) will take place at Bridgestone Arena. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 14, 2019, and it can be seen on SEC Network.
Missouri Tigers vs. Auburn Tigers Odds Preview
The last time Missouri played, they beat the Georgia Bulldogs, 71-61. Jordan Geist was the top scorer from either team with 30 points on 9-for-15 shooting. Missouri played a perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.3 (better than their season average of 18.4) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.6 (below their season average of 32.4). Georgia was 16.7 and 18.9, respectively, for those same stats.
Auburn comes in on a high note after defeating the No. 5 Tennessee Volunteers in its last contest, 84-80. Auburn received a boost from Chuma Okeke, who led the team in scoring with 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Auburn played a nearly perfect game. They had a phenomenally low turnover percentage of 7.0 (better than their season average of 15.4) and a free throw rate of 0.339 (above their season average of 0.219). For those same stats, Tennessee put up marks of 16.0 and 0.213, respectively.
Missouri Tigers vs. Auburn Tigers ATS Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Auburn, ATS Winner – Auburn, O/U – Under
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Auburn ranks sixth in three pointers attempted per game (29.5) while Missouri ranks 153rd (22.5).
Missouri ranks 24th in rebounds allowed per game (31.5) while Auburn ranks 165th (35.3).
Auburn ranks seventh in steals per game (9.2) while Missouri ranks 238th (4.7).
Auburn ranks 15th in blocks per game (4.9) while Missouri ranks 226th (1.7).
Auburn ranks 66th in assists per game (14.7) while Missouri ranks 251st (11.0).
Auburn has been outscored by an average of 1.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Auburn has defeated opponents by an average of 11.2 points.
During their last five games, Missouri has scored an average of 66.0 points per game (1.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 60.8 points per game (4.4 below their season average).