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Auburn @ Arkansas

Current Records: Auburn 22-1; Arkansas 18-5

What to Know

The #1 Auburn Tigers lost both of their matches to the Arkansas Razorbacks last season on scores of 85-97 and 73-75, so they're hoping to turn the tables this season. Auburn is staying on the road Tuesday to face off against Arkansas at 7 p.m. ET Feb. 8 at Bud Walton Arena. These two teams seek to continue their momentum from their previous wins.

It was a close one, but this past Saturday the Tigers sidestepped the Georgia Bulldogs for a 74-72 win. It was another big night for Auburn's forward Walker Kessler, who had ten points in addition to nine boards and four blocks. Kessler has also now had at least four blocks in his past three games.

Meanwhile, the Mississippi State Bulldogs typically have all the answers at home, but this past Saturday Arkansas proved too difficult a challenge. Arkansas bagged a 63-55 victory. Guard JD Notae (14 points) was the top scorer for the Razorbacks.

Barring any buzzer beaters, the Tigers are expected to win a tight contest. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (16-5), so they might be worth a quick bet.

The wins brought Auburn up to 22-1 and Arkansas to 18-5. A couple offensive stats to keep an eye on: Auburn comes into the contest boasting the 16th most points per game in college basketball at 80.3. Arkansas is not quite as good, but they are no chumps, either: they rank 28th in college basketball when it comes to points per game, with 78.6 on average. Tune in for what's sure to be a high-scoring game.

How To Watch

  • When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Bud Walton Arena -- Fayetteville, Arkansas
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $80.00

Odds

The Tigers are a slight 2-point favorite against the Razorbacks, 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 2.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Arkansas and Auburn both have four wins in their last eight games.

  • Jan 20, 2021 - Arkansas 75 vs. Auburn 73
  • Dec 30, 2020 - Arkansas 97 vs. Auburn 85
  • Feb 04, 2020 - Auburn 79 vs. Arkansas 76
  • Feb 20, 2019 - Auburn 79 vs. Arkansas 56
  • Feb 27, 2018 - Arkansas 91 vs. Auburn 82
  • Jan 06, 2018 - Auburn 88 vs. Arkansas 77
  • Feb 25, 2017 - Arkansas 79 vs. Auburn 68
  • Feb 17, 2016 - Auburn 90 vs. Arkansas 86