Auburn has 60% chance to beat Alabama on Wednesday

The No. 11 Auburn Tigers lost a tough game to its archrival, No. 16 Alabama, two weeks ago in Tuscaloosa. On Wednesday evening, the Tigers get their shot at revenge on their home floor.

Can they pull off the win? ESPN expects Auburn to do so in a close manner. The latest matchup prediction from ESPN points to Auburn as the victor by giving the Tigers a 60% chance to beat Alabama.

Alabama scores more points than Auburn per game, 89.9 points per game compared to Auburn’s 82.4 points per game. However, the Tigers allow opponents to score 10 fewer points per game than Alabama, 65.9 to 75.2. Both teams rebound 39 times a game, and create seven steals per game.

Alabama’s leading scorer averages five more points per game individually than Auburn’s. Alabama’s Mark Sears scores 20.1 points per game while Auburn’s Johni Broome scores 15.7. In the last meeting, Broome outscored Sears, 25-22.

The Tigers and Crimson Tide face off Wednesday at 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2. Click here to get the full preview of the action.

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