LSU vs. Auburn — FREE Prediction
Free College Basketball Pick by Vincent King of King Sports Picks
Battle of the bottom dwellers tonight as the LSU Tigers are hosting the Auburn Tigers. Both of these two conference rivals have both struggled this season. Auburn has a 16–11 record, and they’ve gone just 5–9 in the SEC. LSU has been even worse. The LSU Tigers are 9–17, and they’re at the very bottom of the SEC standings with a 1–13 record in conference play. LSU is a home underdog in this one. Will they pick up their second conference win of the season on Tuesday night?
Auburn dominated by Texas A&M — The Auburn Tigers came out slow on Saturday. The Tigers only scored 2 points in the first five minutes of their game against the Texas A&M Aggies. Things didn’t go well for Auburn for the remainder of the game. The Tigers fell in an 81–62 blowout loss. Auburn trailed Texas A&M for the entire game. Mustapha Heron led Auburn in scoring. Heron put up 20 points on 59% shooting. He also added 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals. Auburn’s offense really struggled in Saturday’s loss to Texas A&M. The Tigers only had two players reach double figures in scoring. They really struggled to shoot the ball. Auburn only made 34% of their shots from the field on Saturday. The Tigers also had trouble from beyond the arc. Auburn converted just 32% of their three-point attempts.
LSU trounced in Tuscaloosa — The LSU Tigers lost their 13th straight game on Saturday, falling 90–72 to the Alabama Crimson Tide. LSU had a rough start to the game. They gave up 51 points in the first half, and they trailed for the entire game. Antonio Blakeney had a nice game for the Tigers in the loss. Blakeney scored 28 points on 64% shooting. He did a fantastic job drawing contact and getting to the line. Blakeney made it to the charity stripe a dozen times, and he made 8 of those attempts. LSU had an awful offensive night in the loss to Alabama. As a team, the Tigers only had 9 assists. They also had 15 turnovers. LSU has struggled to move the ball all season long, which has resulted in low assist numbers and a multitude of turnovers. The Tigers are averaging just 13.1 assists per game, and they’ve been turning the ball over 14.9 times per game. LSU leads the SEC in turnovers this season.
Final Thoughts: LSU has had an atrocious season, and they’ve lost 13 consecutive games. Additionally, the LSU Tigers have lost 15 of their last 16 games, and they haven’t won a game at home in over 2 months. Auburn, on the other hand, has gone 5–4 in their last 9 games. The road team is 6–0 against the spread in the last six meetings between these teams. You’ve got to like the Auburn Tigers as a small favorite in this one tonight.
FREE Pick: Auburn -3.5