Tennessee vs Auburn Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 4 (Volunteers Bounce Back in SEC Showdown)

Tennessee vs Auburn Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for February 4 (Volunteers Bounce Back in SEC Showdown)


Tennessee vs Auburn Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • No. 2 Tennessee (18-4, 7-2 SEC) vs. No. 25 Auburn (17-5, 7-2 SEC)
  • Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Thompson-Boling Arena -- Knoxville, Tennessee

Saturday, Feb. 4's NCAA college basketball slate includes an SEC showdown between the No. 2 Tennessee Volunteers and No. 25 Auburn Tigers at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Tennessee is trying to bounce back tonight after a 67-54 loss to Florida ended the Volunteers' winning streak at four games. Meanwhile, Auburn has some momentum on its siding, coming off a huge 94-73 win against Georgia earlier this week.

Can Tennessee find a way to rebound from its latest loss? Or will Auburn force the Volunteers to suffer back-to-back defeats for the first time this season?

Tennessee vs Auburn Odds & Spread

Tennessee enters this contest as the clear home favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 2 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 133.5 points with -110 odds on both sides.

Tennessee vs Auburn Betting Trends

  • Tennessee has covered the spread 13 times in 22 games.
  • The Volunteers' ATS record as 9.5-point favorites or more is 9-4.
  • Tennessee has played 22 games this year, and nine of them have hit the over.
  • Auburn has 11 wins in 22 games against the spread this season.
  • Auburn has seen 14 of its 22 games hit the over.
Tennessee Rank Tennessee AVG Auburn AVG Auburn Rank
144th 73.5 Points Scored 73.4 147th
2nd 55.1 Points Allowed 64.6 54th
7th 37.2 Rebounds 33.9 76th
5th 12.1 Off. Rebounds 10.3 52nd
125th 7.9 3pt Made 6.2 299th
13th 17.1 Assists 14.8 71st
192nd 12.2 Turnovers 12.2 192nd

Tennessee vs Auburn Prediction & Pick

While both SEC programs are averaging similar offensive outputs, Tennessee has a clear advantage on defense. The Volunteers allow a nation-low 55.1 PPG on 34.8% shooting, which drops to 51.1 PPG and 31.9% at home, respectively. That's not exactly promising news to an Auburn team that's only averaging 65 points in its last four trips to Knoxville.

Speaking of which, playing at Thompson-Boling Arena has been hell for the Tigers. Auburn is just 5-33 in its last 38 road games against Tennessee. It's tough to imagine that changing when the Volunteers are 10-1 at home with a plus-27.8 scoring margin, whereas the Tigers are 4-3 on the road and are coming off a loss in its last away game.

Tennessee is among college basketball's best teams for a reason and Auburn will come to understand that this afternoon.

Final Score Prediction: Tennessee: 72 | Auburn: 67

Tennessee vs Auburn Best Bet

While this is Tennessee's game to lose, Auburn should make things interesting. After all, Auburn has won six of its last seven games against Tennessee. Furthermore, the Tigers have also covered the spread in six of those outings.

As great as Tennessee is, the team is only 2-2 ATS against SEC programs at home this season. After being upset by Florida the other day, it's only harder to trust the Vols to cover.

Erring on the side of caution, back Auburn to cover the 9.5-point spread.

Bet: Auburn +9.5 (-110)

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