A Surprising Alabama-Auburn Trend You Probably Aren't Aware Of
There's a lot riding on this game for Bama
Alabama (13-10) at #11 Auburn (21-2)
Wednesday 2/12/20, 7:00pm EST
TREND: Alabama is 11-0 ATS in games immediately following an 80-plus point offensive output this season.
STORYLINE: “Alabama basketball fans are far too familiar with this point in the season: a 13-10 overall, 5-5 SEC record with NCAA Tournament hopes dwindling like a candle in a hurricane. But still, hope remains. Over the past four games, the Crimson Tide has lost three times. Close losses to both Arkansas and Tennessee didn't seem to have much of an impact on the Alabama squad, which still ranks No. 42 in the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) rankings.
Following the losing streak, the Crimson Tide earned a big win to keep its tournament hopes alive on Saturday, defeating Georgia on the road 105-102 in overtime. According to the NET, the game was Alabama's best road win of the season thus far. While the win was enough to keep the Crimson Tide relevant in tournament talks, maintaining the momentum is going to be a tall order. To say that a lot needs to happen for Alabama to make the NCAA Tournament is an understatement. This week alone sees the Crimson Tide travel to face No. 11 Auburn on Wednesday, only to turn around and host No. 25 LSU. … Following Auburn and LSU, the remainder of the Crimson Tide's season is perfectly doable. Alabama hosts Texas A&M before facing both Ole Miss and Mississippi State on the road. It then returns home to face South Carolina and Vanderbilt before finishing off the regular season on the road against Missouri. On paper, it's perfectly possible for the Crimson Tide to win each and every one of those games.” - Joey Blackwell, Sports Illustrated (2/10/20)
QUICK-HITTER: Although they’re just 13-10, Alabama has consistently been involved in tight games this season and they’re 7-2 ATS on the road as well as undefeated ATS after scoring 80-plus points the last time out, as noted above. Will they put Auburn on upset alert? Click the button below to check out our model’s best bets for this SEC showdown!