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Picks, predictions for Auburn vs. LSU on Wednesday, January 18

The battle of SEC Tigers will hit the floor on Wednesday night.

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The No. 16 Auburn Tigers will travel to play the LSU Tigers on Wednesday night from Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The game will tip off at 7:00 p.m. ET and air on ESPN2. Let’s take a look at the odds and lines on DraftKings Sportsbook and make some picks.

Auburn vs. LSU odds

Spread: Auburn -5
Over/Under: 138
Moneyline: Auburn -205, LSU +175

Auburn (14-3, 4-1 SEC) will go for its fourth consecutive victory as the Tigers are coming off a 69-63 home win over the Mississippi State Bulldogs behind 21 points from Jaylin Williams, who knocked down five 3-pointers. Auburn is a top-20 KenPom team overall and rated 13th in adjusted defensive efficiency with a 59th-rated offense. Starting forward Chris Moore missed the last game with a shoulder injury but will travel for this contest. Check injury reports prior to game time.

LSU (12-5, 1-4 SEC) will look to avoid a fifth consecutive loss as the Tigers haven’t won since 2023 started. LSU was hammered by the Alabama Crimson Tide 106-66 on Saturday as KJ Williams and Cam Hayes both added a team-high 10 points. The Tigers are barely rated inside the top 100 overall, and they’ll be without reserve forward Mwani Wilkinson, who will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

The Pick: LSU +5

It feels like we’ll learn a lot about LSU on Wednesday night coming off a 40-point loss in SEC play, which should be rock bottom in this losing skid. The Tigers have to be extremely embarrassed by a 40-point loss in SEC play, and the energy should be there on Wednesday night as they return to their home floor where LSU is 9-1 this season.