Wednesday College Basketball Betting Previews: Missouri-Auburn, Syracuse-Boston College


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Jan 30, 2019, 05:00 PM EST

Life is all about timing.

College basketball is all about the matchups.

Both things play a part on Wednesday night when Missouri visits Auburn and Syracuse travels to Boston College.

Let’s take a look at which teams will validate those old adages.

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Betting Odds: Missouri Tigers at Auburn Tigers

  • Spread: Auburn -14
  • Over/Under: 144
  • Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
  • TV: SECN

Missouri (10-8) is 1-5 in conference play, with four of its five losses coming by double digits.

The Tigers are just 6-8-3 overall against the spread and an abysmal 1-5 on the road.

Auburn (13-6) is in desperate need of a win having lost three SEC games in a row. The Tigers are 9-1 at home, with only a two-point loss to Kentucky as their only misstep.

The most glaring problem for Missouri will be turnovers. The Tigers average 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks 274th in the country. They are facing an Auburn team that is fifth best in the country in forcing turnovers at 18.74 per game.

Defensively, Missouri does not create pressure in the half court, ranking last among all SEC teams in blocks and steals per game.