Auburn V Kentucky Spread, ATS Pick & Viewer’s GuideNoah Williams
The number one team in the nation is John Calipari’s undefeated Kentucky Wildcats and after today’s tilt with the 25.5-point underdog Auburn Tigers they will have 4 opponents standing between them and a perfect regular season.
This will be the only matchup between the two teams this season.
Kentucky has completely dominated Auburn over the last 20 meetings in the series, winning 19. The only loss came in 2000 and since Auburn has lost 16 straight at the hands of the Wildcats, including a 64-56 victory last season where Kentucky covered the spread as a 7.5-point road favorites.
"These kids had to fight," Calipari said after the win. "We got the rebounds and stops we had to have late. We get out with a road win while shooting 30 percent. I’m happy. I’ll just go home. I’ll watch the game on the plane, probably scream and yell at the front of the plane watching it.
"We had guys going through the motions out there. Well, you’re out. I’m going to play guys who are going to fight. Who is going to battle?"
A Closer Look At The Auburn V Kentucky Spread, My ATS Pick & Viewer’s Guide
Matchup: Auburn Tigers at (1) Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Feb. 21, 2015
Start Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
Stadium: Rupp Arena
TV Info: ESPN
Radio: Auburn Vs Kentucky
Odds: Kentucky -25.5
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Auburn’s Projected Starting Lineup: Jordon Granger (F), Cinmeon Bowers (F) K.C. Ross-Miller (G), KT Harrell (G), Antoine Mason (G).
Auburn (12-14, 4-9 SEC) falls, 79-68. The Tigers will return to action on Saturday at Kentucky at 6 p.m. CT.
— Auburn Basketball (@AuburnMBB) February 18, 2015
Kentucky’s Projected Starting Lineup: Willie Cauley-Stein (F), Karl-Anthony Towns (F), Trey Lyles (F), Aaron Harrison (G), Andrew Harrison (G).
— Kentucky Basketball (@KentuckyMBB) February 20, 2015
Kentucky is undefeated after 26 games in the season, a first for the program. The Wildcats average 73.3 points per game, ]49th in the nation and allow an mere 51.7 PPG, third best in the nation. They also rank 23rd in rebounding, 37th in assists and 65th in field goal percentage. Freshman guard Devin Booker averages 11.0 points per game and sophomore guard Aaron Harrison adds 10.8 PPG.
Auburn is 12-14 in the season, losing three of their last four games, including a 79-68 defeat against Alabama on Tuesday Night. The Tigers average 68.7 points per game while letting opponents drop 70.5 against, ranking 268th in rebounds per game, 296th in assists and 283rd in field goal percentage in the nation.
Auburn is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games, 5-20 SU in its last 25 games on the road, 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Kentucky and the total has gone UNDER in 5 of Auburn’s last 7 games when playing on the road against the Wildcats.
Kentucky is 27-0 SU in its last 27 games, but 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games, 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home, 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Auburn and 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Auburn. The total has gone OVER in 5 of Kentucky’s last seven games but UNDER in 14 of Kentucky’s last 19 games at home.
Kentucky’s average margin of victory is 21.3 points per game, the largest in the nation.