Alabama vs Auburn Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 1 (Crimson Tide Ball Out in Final Home Game)

Alabama vs Auburn Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 1 (Crimson Tide Ball Out in Final Home Game)


Alabama vs Auburn Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 2 Alabama (25-4, 15-1 SEC) vs. Auburn (19-10, 9-7 SEC)
  • Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Coleman Coliseum -- Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Wednesday with an exciting matchup between the Auburn Tigers and the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide. Auburn is coming off an ugly 86-54 loss to Kentucky on Saturday. The Tigers shot a dismal 33.9% during their fifth loss in their last seven games.

Meanwhile, Alabama snuck by Arkansas in an 86-83 victory on Saturday for its seventh win in its last eight games. Brandon Miller racked up a team-high 24 points, while Noah Clowney finished with a double-double (10 points & 13 rebounds).

Which SEC squad will emerge victorious on Wednesday? Let's take a look.

Alabama vs Auburn Odds & Spread

Alabama enters this contest as a clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 153.5 points, which is above average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Alabama vs Auburn Betting Trends

  • Alabama is 17-12-0 against the spread this year.
  • The Crimson Tide are 9-6 as 8.5-point favorites or more.
  • This season, 14 of Alabama's 29 games have hit the over.
  • Auburn has 13 wins in 29 games against the spread this year.
  • The Tigers are yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 8.5-point underdog or greater this year.
  • There have been 16 Auburn games (out of 29) that went over the total this year.
Alabama Rank Alabama AVG Auburn AVG Auburn Rank
5th 83.3 Points Scored 72.1 173rd
157th 69.1 Points Allowed 65.9 65th
1st 41.1 Rebounds 33.4 90th
19th 10.9 Off. Rebounds 10.1 48th
10th 10.1 3pt Made 6.3 293rd
53rd 15 Assists 14.1 106th
321st 13.7 Turnovers 12 189th

Alabama vs Auburn Prediction & Pick

Auburn is considered to be in the NCAA Tournament field right now, but its inability to win on the road is not a good sign for what's to come in March. The Tigers have lost five straight away games and the average scoring margin in those games is -9.0. It's not going to get any easier traveling to Alabama.

The Crimson Tide have yet to lose a home games this season, posting a 14-0 record to go along with a +25.9 average scoring margin (No. 1 in NCAA). Alabama averages 89.5 points per home game on a shooting percentage of 47.8%. It possesses the offensive firepower to run up the score on Auburn.

Alabama has won 15 of its last 16 games against an SEC opponent, so back the Crimson Tide here.

Final Score Prediction: Alabama: 85 | Auburn: 70

Alabama vs Auburn Best Bet

These teams last met on Feb. 11 as Alabama overcame a rowdy crowd in Auburn Arena to win by a final score of 77-69. Wednesday is the Crimson Tide's senior night, which means their fans should be ready to make an impact. This is likely the last home game for freshman phenom Brandon Miller, too.

Auburn comes to town 1-5 against the spread (ATS) in its last six games overall and is coming off a game in which it couldn't get anything going down low. Expect more of the same as Miller and Clowney continue to defend the paint with ease. The Crimson Tide will blow this game open in the second half and win handily.

Bet: Alabama Crimson Tide -9.5 (-110)

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