Head coach Anthony Grant leads the 5-3 Dayton Flyers into Auburn Arena this evening in what is sure to be a defensive struggle. Yes, the same Anthony Grant that coached the Alabama Crimson Tide from 2009-2015. It’s on. The 7-1, 8th ranked Tigers are 15.5-point home favorites with the total sitting at 141.5.
A quick look at the numbers:
• Dayton: 4-4 ATS, 72.9 / 64.4 PF/PA
• Auburn: 5-1-1 ATS, 86.4 / 60 PF/PA
Make no doubt about it, this sneaky matchup is one of the tougher games on the schedule for the Tigers this season. Auburn struggled to get going offensively earlier in the week against a team with a severe lack of talent in the UNC Asheville Bulldogs. Can they figure it out? Can Bryce Brown and Jared Harper get hot? Dayton will force the Tigers to execute consistently throughout the game. There will not be room for many mistakes/turnovers. This has all the makings of a game that will come down to the wire, a true nail-biter. I’m calling for a close game in the last few minutes with the foul game pushing the tigers to a 10-point victory. I believe the Tigers pull out the W, but -15.5 is slightly uncomfortable.
• Lean Tigers -15.5
• Lean under 141.5
• Special Teaser Lock of the Week: 3-team teaser: AU -9, Under 148.5, Army +3