The 12th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats will try to keep their streak of success intact when they take on the second-ranked Auburn Tigers in a key SEC showdown on Saturday. The Wildcats (15-3, 5-1) have dominated Auburn over the years, winning 92 of the 113 meetings between the schools. However, Auburn has won three of the last five meetings against Kentucky, which includes a 66-59 victory at home last season. The Tigers enter Saturday's showdown having won 14 straight games, while Kentucky has won eight of its last nine. You can stream the game on Paramount+.
Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. ET. The latest Kentucky vs. Auburn odds from Caesars Sportsbook lists the Tigers as four-point favorites, while the over-under for total points is 148.5. Saturday's matchup can be seen live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their must-have Premium plan.
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How to watch Kentucky vs. Auburn
- Kentucky vs. Auburn date: Saturday, Jan. 22
- Kentucky vs. Auburn time: 1 p.m. ET
- Kentucky vs. Auburn TV channel: CBS
- Kentucky vs. Auburn live stream: Paramount+
College basketball picks for Auburn vs. Kentucky
Before tuning into the Kentucky vs. Auburn game, you need to see the college basketball picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated an impressive profit of over $2,400 for $100 players on its top-rated college basketball picks against the spread. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.
For Auburn vs. Kentucky, the model is picking the Wildcats to stay within the four-point spread. Kentucky coach John Calipari is known for his one-and-done freshmen, but this year it's a junior transfer who is putting up huge numbers.
Oscar Tshiebwe, who played his first two seasons at West Virginia, is one of the most dominant players in college basketball. Tshiebwe enters Saturday's showdown averaging 16.1 points and 14.8 rebounds per game. The junior forward has recorded 11 double-doubles this season and secured at least 20 rebounds four times in 2020-21.
Tshiebwe's rebounding prowess has helped Kentucky average 13.67 offensive rebounds per game, which gives the Wildcats multiple second-chance scoring opportunities. The Wildcats are scoring 82.9 points per game, which ranks eighth in the nation. Defensively, Kentucky is giving up just 62.8 points per game, which is second in the SEC.
The model says the game will come down to the wire as the Wildcats cover almost 60 percent of the time.
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