It’s not the Iron Bowl, but the basketball game between the Auburn Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide on Tuesday is a must-watch for college hoops fans. Will Auburn remain undefeated in SEC play? Or will Alabama deal the Tigers’ first loss this season to an SEC team? Check out our preview below of this Auburn-Alabama showdown in Tuscaloosa.
Betting Preview for the Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide NCAA College Basketball Game on January 11 2022
Where: Coleman Coliseum, Tuscaloosa, AL
When: Tuesday, January 11, 2022, 9:00 PM ET
TV Broadcast: CBS
Betting on the Auburn Tigers (odds)
Record: 14-1 Overall / 3-0 Conference
Auburn remains a one-loss team after victimizing the Florida Gators at home last Saturday in an 85-73 victory. Bruce Pearl’s team now has won 11 games in a row, a stretch that also includes Tigers wins over the likes of the Loyola Chicago Ramblers and LSU Tigers. Auburn’s offense has been on fire this season. It is currently 12th nationally with an average of 80.6 points per game and 18th in terms of adjusted offensive efficiency. But it’s not just their offense that makes the Tigers so dangerous on the court. Auburn is also just as scary defensively. The Tigers are eighth in terms of adjusted defensive efficiency and are great in punishing opposing players who attack the rim, as evidenced by Auburn being no. 1 in the nation both in blocks per game (7.9) and block rate (12.6%).
Auburn is 5-4-1 against the spread in its last 10 road games overall.
Betting on the Alabama Crimson Tide (odds)
Record: 11-4 Overall / 2-1 Conference
Alabama lost for the fourth time this season when it got taken down by the Missouri Tigers in a 92-86 road loss over the weekend. All of the Crimson Tide’s losses so far this season were against unranked teams and in games in which Alabama was the favorite. Despite that shocking loss to the Tigers, Alabama remains a dangerous team. The Crimson Tide had wins against the likes of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Houston Cougars, Tennessee Volunteers, and Florida Gators. Great teams seem to bring out the best of Alabama, and that’s what head coach Nate Oats is looking to see from his boy this Tuesday against Auburn. The Crimson Tide have the offense to keep up with Auburn, as they are 10th in the nation with 82.5 points per game and could control the pace with their excellent rebounding. Alabama is 20th in Division I basketball with an average of 40.3 rebounds per contest.
The under is 4-1 in Alabama’s last four games as the home team.
Auburn wins, 77-75.
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