Saint Louis vs Auburn Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 27 (Billikens Line up as Big Test for Tigers)

Larry Rupp
Saint Louis vs Auburn prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Saint Louis vs Auburn prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Julie Bennett
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Saint Louis vs Auburn Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Saint Louis Billikens (5-1, 0-0 Away) vs. No. 13 Auburn Tigers (6-0, 4-0 Home)
Date: Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022
Time: 3:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Neville Arena — Auburn, AL
Coverage: SEC Network

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Sunday with a thrilling matchup between the Saint Louis Billikens and No. 13 Auburn Tigers. Saint Louis relied on its offense to down Paul Quinn on Wednesday. Gibson Jimerson led five different Billikens players in double-digit scoring with 16 points.

Meanwhile, Auburn snuck by Northwestern by a final score of 43-42 on Wednesday. The Tigers shot only 26.0% from the floor, but put together a stellar defensive effort. The Wildcats were held to just 25.0% shooting from the floor (8.3% from three-point range). Wendell Green Jr. logged 10 rebounds.

Saint Louis vs Auburn Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: STL: (+220) | AUB: (-280)
Spread: STL: +6.5 (-118) | AUB: -6.5 (-104)
Total: 149.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Auburn enters this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 3 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 149.5 points, which is about average compared to Sunday's projected totals.

Saint Louis vs Auburn Prediction & Pick

Saint Louis is looking to improve on a first-round exit from the NIT last season and make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2019. They have been led by a pair of sharp-shooting guards so far this year. Both Jimerson and Javonte Perkins are shooting at least 39.4% from three-point range.

The Billikens run into a defensive juggernaut on Sunday, though. Auburn ranks 10th in the nation in defensive efficiency, 10th in opponent shooting percentage (35.5%) and 15th in points allowed per game (56.3). Head coach Bruce Pearl has his squad torturing opposing teams with great physicality.

Final Score Prediction: Saint Louis: 74 | Auburn: 79

Saint Louis vs Auburn Betting Trends

- Saint Louis is 8-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last 12 games.
- The total has hit the over in six of Saint Louis' last seven games.
- Auburn is 10-0 straight up in its last 10 home games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Auburn's last seven games.

Saint Louis vs Auburn Best Bet

Auburn may be 3-0 straight up across three head-to-head matchups against Saint Louis, but none of those victories came by more than six points. The Billikens kept it close every time, losing 67-61 in 2019 and 74-70 in 2021. Saint Louis is also 5-2 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven away games.

There's reason to like the Billikens in this one. They have been battle-tested early on this season and won games against big-time programs like Memphis and Providence. Auburn has only been tested once and it almost failed that test. I expect Saint Louis to give Auburn a true run for its money Sunday.

Bet: Saint Louis Billikens +6.5 (-118)

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