Oklahoma @ Auburn
Current Records: Oklahoma 13-7; Auburn 19-1
What to Know
The #1 Auburn Tigers will look to defend their home court Saturday against the Oklahoma Sooners at 2 p.m. ET. Auburn is out to keep their ten-game home win streak alive.
Auburn escaped with a win on Tuesday against the Missouri Tigers by the margin of a single free throw, 55-54. The top scorer for Auburn was guard K.D. Johnson (17 points).
Meanwhile, Oklahoma was able to grind out a solid win over the West Virginia Mountaineers on Wednesday, winning 72-62. The Sooners' forward Tanner Groves looked sharp as he had 21 points in addition to six boards.
Auburn is the favorite in this one, with an expected 9.5-point margin of victory. They have been consistent moneymakers against the spread when favored (14-4), so they might be worth a quick bet.
The wins brought Auburn up to 19-1 and Oklahoma to 13-7. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: Auburn comes into the matchup boasting the 21st most steals per game in college basketball at 9.2. Less enviably, Oklahoma has allowed their opponents an average of 8.2 steals per game, the fifth most in college basketball. In other words, they will need to work extra hard to take care of the ball.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 2 p.m. ET
- Where: Auburn Arena -- Auburn, Alabama
- TV: ESPN
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $72.00
The Tigers are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Sooners, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
Auburn won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.
- Dec 21, 2016 - Auburn 74 vs. Oklahoma 70
Injury Report for Auburn
- Lior Berman: Out (Foot)