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Auburn Tigers at Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Preview

Two of the top teams in the SEC will square off Tuesday as the No. 1 Auburn Tigers (22-1, 10-0 in the SEC) take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (18-5, 7-3 in the SEC). The Razorbacks will host this one at Bud Walton Arena, with tipoff scheduled for 7:00 pm ET.

Not only is Auburn No. 1 overall, but they recently extended their winning streak to 19 in a row. On Saturday, they edged out Georgia 74-72 on the road.

In the win, K.D. Johnson led the Tigers with 20 points while Wendell Green Jr. added 19 for the game.

Arkansas has also played well, having won eight in a row. They were able to take down Mississippi State 63-55 at home on Saturday.

JD Notae led the way for the Razorbacks with 14 points, six rebounds, and four assists. Jaylin Williams and Chris Lykes also scored in double digits with 10 points apiece.

Auburn is the slight favorite despite playing on the road. They are -132 to win while the Razorbacks’ moneyline sits at +110. The spread features Arkansas +2, and the over/under for total points is 148.5.

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Auburn currently has the second-best odds in the nation of winning the National Championship at +800. The Razorbacks are +10000 to win it all.

By The Numbers

Both of these teams have had great seasons offensively. The Tigers rank 10th overall in scoring averaging 80.3 points per game. The Razorbacks rank 20th averaging 78.6 points per game.

On the defensive side, it is again Auburn with the edge. They rank 91st in scoring defense, allowing opponents 66.4 points per game (69.6 on the road). Arkansas ranks 129th as they are allowing 68 points per game (64.4 at home).

Auburn Has To Play Better On The Road

While No. 1 Auburn has been on quite a roll lately with 19 straight wins, they haven’t exactly looked invincible. In fact, in their last two road games, they have played two of the worst teams in the SEC (Missouri and Georgia), but they have only won by a combined three points.

On Tuesday, they get a much better Arkansas team that is 13-2 at home this season.

Trying to lead the team to a 20th straight victory is freshman forward Jabari Smith. This season, he has averaged 15.3 points on 43.6% shooting. He is also chipping in 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.1 blocks per game.

Other major contributors for the Tigers include K.D. Johnson (13.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.1 steals), Wendell Green Jr (12.9 points, 3.9 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.5 steals), and Walker Kessler (11.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.1 steals, 4.2 blocks).

Arkansas Looks To Take Down Top-Ranked Tigers

At 18-5 overall and 7-3 in the SEC, the Razorbacks are trying to make waves with an upset over Auburn on Tuesday. With only eight games left in the regular season, this would be a huge win to not only put them in the top 25 but another huge win on their March madness resume.

Leading Arkansas’ offense is senior guard JD Notae. In 22 games, Notae has averaged 18.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 2.4 steals per game.

The Razorbacks have two others averaging double digits in Au’Diese Toney (10.8 points, 5.3 rebounds) and Stanley Umude (10.7 points, 4.4 rebounds).

Other contributors include Chris Lykes (9.4 points), Jaylin Williams (9.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 1.3 blocks), and Davonte Davis (8.7 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists).

Value In Arkansas

It is always tough betting against the top-seeded team in the nation, but while both of these teams have been racking up wins, it is the unseeded Arkansas Razorbacks that have been doing it more convincingly.

The way Auburn has played as of late makes them seem like a team just ready to be knocked off. Against a tough Arkansas team that has been solid at home, Tuesday night might be the night that happens.

At the very worst, there is a lot of value taking Arkansas +2.

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