Texas Southern at Auburn Free College Basketball Picks & Odds 12/23/2014
by Josh Schonwald - 12/22/2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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On Tuesday night, the Texas Southern Tigers will try to start their first winning streak of the season when they visit the Auburn Tigers. Texas Southern is currently just 1-8 on the road, while Auburn has done 4-1 on their home court.
Texas Southern had one of the upsets of the young season on Saturday when they defeated the Michigan State 71-64 in overtime. They made 53.2 percent of their shots in that game while holding Michigan State to a low 39.3 field goal percentage.
Through 10 games, Texas Southern's offense has scored just 60.4 points per game, while their defense is allowing opponents to score 75.4 points per game against them. Junior forward Chris Thomas has been their top player so far this season by averaging 15.7 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game.
On Saturday, Auburn won their second game in a row when they edged Xavier 89-88 in double overtime. They did turn the ball over 16 times in that game, but they made up for it by making 49.3 percent of their shot attempts.
So far this season, the Tigers have allowed opposing offenses to score 69.1 points per game against them. Senior guard KT Harrell has had a great start to the year by averaging a team-high 18.2 points per game and making just under 40 percent of his three-pointers.
Texas Southern Tigers Betting Trends
Texas Southern Tigers are 3-1-1 Against the Spread
Texas Southern Tigers are 0-4-0 against the Over/Under
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
Auburn Tigers are 4-4-1 Against the Spread
Auburn Tigers are 5-2-0 against the Over/Under
Injuries to Watch
Texas Southern Tigers
11/16/14 F Jose Rodriguez Knee out for season
12/20/14 G Tahj Shamsid-Deen Shoulder injured last game, "?"
11/13/14 C Matthew Atewe Shin out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Auburn
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