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Florida vs Auburn Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 28th Betting Odds

Gators vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Florida Gators at Auburn Tigers
  • Where: Auburn at Neville Arena
  • Date: Wednesday, December 28th
  • Betting Odds: Florida +5.5, FL +193 | AUBRN -241 O/U 141.5

Gators Preview:

Florida will take the floor against the Tigers with an overall record of 7-5. On the road, the Gators will be playing their 5th game of the season, having gone 2-3. So far, the Gators have been the underdog 2 times, going 0-2 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.

Colin Castleton comes into today’s game as the Gators’ leading scorer at 15.75 points per contest. Not only has Castleton been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Florida’s top rebounder at 7.58 boards per contest. Behind Castleton, the team has benefited from the strong play of Trey Bonham who is second on the team in scoring at 10.17 points per game. Overall, he has hit 39.3% of his shots and is adding 2.75 boards per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Florida this season, as they are currently ranked 212nd in college basketball at 70.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Gators’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.7%, placing them 437th in the NCAA.

Tigers Preview:

The Auburn Tigers head into today’s game in what will be their 13th game of the season, posting a record of 10-2. So far this season, Auburn has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-0. The Tigers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, Auburn has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 10-2.

Auburn’s leading scorer this season is Wendell Green Jr. who is averaging 12.58 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 17.08% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.75 rebounds per game and 3.67 assists. Johni Broome is the second leading scorer for the Tigers, averaging 12.18 points per game. Between him and Broome, they are accounting for 32.2% of the team’s scoring.

Auburn comes into today’s matchup vs Florida, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.7 points per game. Through 12 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Tigers’ have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 313rd in possessions per game.

Free Spread Prediction: Auburn Tigers -5.5

If you are eying this matchup between Florida Gators and Auburn Tigers as a candidate to place a bet, we have done the work for you and our model recommends taking Auburn to cover the spread as -5.5 favorites on the road. Although both team’s are going to look to get up shots from outside, we see Auburn shooting well enough to keep the Gators at bay. Before tip-off, lock in a bet on the Tigers’ to win the game and cover the spread.

 


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