Who's Playing

Kentucky @ Auburn

Current Records: Kentucky 15-3; Auburn 17-1

What to Know

The #2 Auburn Tigers and the #12 Kentucky Wildcats are even-steven against one another since January of 2016 (5-5), but not for long. The Tigers and UK will face off in an SEC battle at 1 p.m. ET Saturday at Auburn Arena. The teams split their matchups last year, with Auburn winning the first 66-59 at home and UK taking the second 82-80.

Auburn took their contest against the Georgia Bulldogs on Wednesday by a conclusive 83-60 score. Auburn relied on the efforts of forward Walker Kessler, who had 15 points along with six blocks and six boards, and guard Wendell Green Jr., who dropped a double-double on 12 points and 11 assists.

Meanwhile, the Wildcats didn't have too much breathing room in their matchup with the Texas A&M Aggies on Wednesday, but they still walked away with a 64-58 win. UK's forward Oscar Tshiebwe did his thing and had eight points in addition to 14 rebounds and three blocks.

The Tigers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 4-point margin of victory. They are currently seven-for-seven against the spread in their most recent games, a trend bettors might want to take into account.

The wins brought Auburn up to 17-1 and UK to 15-3. Two stats to keep an eye on: Auburn have been holding their opponents to a field goal percentage of 38.60%, which places them 15th in college basketball. But UK enters the game with a 49.80% field goal percentage, good for eighth best in college basketball. These opposing strengths should make for an exciting matchup.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 1 p.m. ET
  • Where: Auburn Arena -- Auburn, Alabama
  • TV: CBS
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $118.00


The Tigers are a 4-point favorite against the Wildcats, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tigers as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

Auburn and Kentucky both have five wins in their last ten games.

  • Feb 13, 2021 - Kentucky 82 vs. Auburn 80
  • Jan 16, 2021 - Auburn 66 vs. Kentucky 59
  • Feb 29, 2020 - Kentucky 73 vs. Auburn 66
  • Feb 01, 2020 - Auburn 75 vs. Kentucky 66
  • Mar 31, 2019 - Auburn 77 vs. Kentucky 71
  • Feb 23, 2019 - Kentucky 80 vs. Auburn 53
  • Jan 19, 2019 - Kentucky 82 vs. Auburn 80
  • Feb 14, 2018 - Auburn 76 vs. Kentucky 66
  • Jan 14, 2017 - Kentucky 92 vs. Auburn 72
  • Jan 16, 2016 - Auburn 75 vs. Kentucky 70

Injury Report for Auburn

  • Lior Berman: Game-Time Decision (Undisclosed)

Injury Report for Kentucky

  • CJ Fredrick: Out (Hamstring)
  • Shaedon Sharpe: Out (Not Injury Related)