A SEC rivalry is renewed Wednesday night when the Auburn Tigers (19-10, 9-7 in SEC) visit the Alabama Crimson Tide (25-4, 15-1). Auburn is the 10th seed in the South region and Alabama is the top seed in the same region in Jerry Palm’s latest Bracketology. Below is my college basketball pick for Auburn vs Alabama.
Auburn vs Alabama Betting Pick
|ℹ️ The Pick:||Alabama -9|
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This game will be played at Coleman Coliseum at 7:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
Why Bet Alabama -9
✅ Alabama is 16-2 in their last 18 games played.
✅ The Crimson Tide are 10-0 in their last 10 home games.
✅ Auburn is 0-5 in their last five road games.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Team Stats Per Game
Advanced Game Stats
|75.67||Avg Opp Score||72.67|
|78.67||Avg Opp Score||70.33|
|72||Avg Opp Score||71|
|72.4||Avg Opp Score||63.6|
|72.1||Avg Opp Score||69.3|
|68.7||Avg Opp Score||65|
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Last time out, Auburn visited the Kentucky Wildcats and were dominated in an 86-54 defeat. This was a three-point game with just under 90 seconds left in the first half, but the Wildcats went on a quick run to lead by 11 at the half. The Wildcats continued that momentum into the second half as they comfortably won. Auburn trailed by as many as 40 points, never led by more than three, and could not cover the +5.5-point spread.
Johni Broome had 12 points, one rebound, and one assist on the day. Jaylin Williams added 13 points, four rebounds, one steal, and one block in the loss.
Through 29 games, Auburn is scoring 72.1 points per game, shooting 43.7% from the field, and assisting on 14.1 made shots. The Tigers are allowing 65.9 points, grabbing 37.0 rebounds, blocking 5.4 shots, and stealing the ball 8.0 times.
Alabama Crimson Tide
Alabama hosted the Arkansas Razorbacks and used a big second half to win 86-83. The Razorbacks were the better team in the first half and built a nine-point advantage at the half. However, the Crimson Tide woke up after the break, quickly took the lead, and held on in the end. Alabama led by as many as 12 points, trailed by 11, and could not cover the -7.5-point spread.
Brandon Miller had 24 points, six rebounds, and one block in the game. Noah Clowney added 10 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and one block in the victory.
After 29 games, Alabama is scoring 83.3 points per game, shooting 44.5% from the field, and assisting on 15.1 made shots. The Crimson Tide are allowing 69.1 points, grabbing 44.5 rebounds, blocking 5.0 shots, and stealing the ball 6.0 times.