Dec 21, 2022, 9:46 am ET in NCAAF
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Expert Top Pick of the Day: Auburn Tigers vs. Washington Huskies

Top Pick of the Day

The Tigers and Huskies meet in Seattle for the second time in their history tonight. Auburn is 9-2 on the season and ranked 23rd in the country by the AP Top 25. They have yet to begin to play in the SEC Conference this season and have fallen from the number-15 ranking they had before losing two of their previous three games.

Washington is 9-3 overall and tied for second in the Pac-12 with a 1-1 record. They have won two straight games since falling to the 18th-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs on the road. A win tonight would be their seventh straight victory at home, with their only loss at Alaska Airlines Arena coming against the California Baptist Lancers 73-64.

 

Auburn Tigers vs. Washington Huskies Schedule

 

  • Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
  • Time: 06:00 PM PST
  • Location: Alaska Airlines Arena, Seattle, WA

 

Tigers Hope To Overcome Recent Struggles

Auburn started the season 8-0 before losing to the Memphis Tigers 82-73 at the Holiday Hoopsgiving in Atlanta. They then faltered in their first road game of the season against the USC Trojans this past Sunday. The Tigers will have a significant challenge tonight against the Huskies and hope to get back on track before conference play starts in two weeks against the Georgia Bulldogs.

Wendell Green Jr. is the leading scorer for Auburn with 12.7 points and leads them in assists with 3.6 per game. Johni Broome is the top rebounder for the Tigers with 8.2 per game and is the team’s second-leading scorer with 11.6 points per game. Auburn is averaging 72.7 points and shooting 43.6% from the field.

 

Huskies Seek First Win Over Ranked Opponent

Washington also had a fast start to the season, winning six of its first seven games. They lost their first conference matchup on the road against Oregon State 66-65 and then got a ten-point win over the Colorado Buffaloes to stand at 1-1 in the Pac-12 standings. The Huskies have held their opponents to 26.2% shooting from behind the arc, which is tenth in the country.

Keion Brooks is the top scorer for the Huskies with 16.8 points and is their best rebounder, averaging 6.7 per game. Cole Bajema is second with 10.7 points and 4.8 rebounds per game, and PJ Fuller is first in assists with 3.5 per game. Washington is holding opponents to 38.9% shooting at home and gives up 63.1 points per game at Alaska Airlines Arena.

 

Auburn Tigers vs. Washington Huskies Odds Comparison

The Tigers are 1-5 against the spread in their last six games and 1-6 against the spread in their previous seven road games. The Huskies are 9-1 in their last ten home games, and the total has gone under in six of their previous eight games.

 

  • DraftKings has the Tigers at -180 on a spread of -3.5, and the total is 139. 
  • FanDuel has the Tigers at -172 on a spread of -3.5, and the total is 139.5.
  • Caesars has the Tigers at -180 on a spread of -4, and the total is 138.5.

 

Godds Pick or Prediction of the Game

Auburn should perform better in this matchup than they did against USC, where they shot just 46.8% from the field and 34.8% from three-point range. They outrebounded their opponents 32-19, but the difference in the game was their 23 turnovers.

Washington hopes to perform at the same level as their last game when they scored a season-high 90 points while shooting 54.8% against Idaho State.

         

Godds Pick/Prediction: The Tigers win, and the total goes over.