Auburn basketball fans need to soak in each and every game they have with this group, which is increasingly looking like one of the most talented teams in program history.
Wildly enough, we have yet to see the 2021-22 Tigers at full strength, though. We may not see them 100% on Saturday night either, with Allen Flanigan dealing with an unknown ailment that is threatening his availability.
Regardless, Las Vegas sees Auburn as a decent-sized favorite against Florida tonight when the two teams take the floor at the Auburn Arena.
Florida vs. Auburn basketball Odds, Spread and Total
Auburn: -7.5 (-110)
Florida: +7.5 (-110)
141.5 (Over -115/Under -105)
Florida vs. Auburn Pick and Prediction
Even without Allen Flanigan, the Tigers hold a serious talent edge over the Gators. While Colin Castleton is having as strong a season statistically, not many would take the Florida center over either of Auburn’s twin towers, Jabari Smith and Walker Kessler. Phlandrous Fleming Jr., Tyree Appleby, and Myreon Jones are all fine guards in their own right, but none have the dramatic big-play flair that Wendell Green Jr. or K.D. Johnson possess.
Auburn goes 11 deep in their rotation while Mike White plays just eight Gators an average of ten minutes per game or more. Foul trouble for any Florida players would spell trouble, while Bruce Pearl has mixed and matched plenty with different combinations.
The line for this game has moved from -8.5 for Auburn down to -7.5, so bettors clearly believe in this one being close.
Auburn is due for that in SEC play, but UF has also been blasted by the likes of Alabama and Texas Southern, and the Tigers know the Auburn family needs a pick-me-up considering either Alabama or Georgia will win a NCAAF National Championship this Monday.