Auburn vs. Tennessee prediction and odds for Saturday, February 4 (Defense isn’t everything)

Auburn and Tennessee will face-off in Saturday SEC action.

In a battle between two top 25 teams, it will end up being one of the most exciting and intriguing matchups of the day. Both teams are also battling atop the conference. They’re both tied for second place at 7-2, two games behind the SEC-leading Alabama Crimson Tide.

So, what’s the play for today? Well, let’s dive into it.

Auburn vs. Tennessee odds, spread, and total

Auburn vs. Tennessee prediction and pick

Auburn and Tennessee are two of the best defensive teams in the country, both ranking inside the top 20 in virtually every single defensive statistic. That might make you think the UNDER is the bet to make, but not so fast.

Both of these teams play at a fast pace, ranking 88th and 115th in field goal attempts per game. More shots taken means a higher potential for plenty of points.

Also, both Auburn and Tennessee are great offensive rebounding teams but struggle rebounding on the defensive side of the court. The Volunteers rank second in offensive rebounding rate and the Tigers rank 24th.  Meanwhile, they rank 117th and 281st in defensive rebounding rate.

Offensive rebounds leads to more points. Let’s try to big brain this and take the OVER  134.5.

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