Auburn has 92% chance to beat LSU on Saturday

The No. 16 Auburn Tigers welcome LSU to Neville Arena for a battle of two teams who have begun the SEC slate with a 2-0 record. In a game that features two of the top teams in the conference, who has the best chance to remain unbeaten?

ESPN’s matchup predictor heavily favors Auburn in this matchup by giving them a 92.2% chance to take care of business against LSU.

Auburn enters the game with an eight-game win streak, winning every game by at least 11 points. Auburn was outrebounded in its most recent game, a 66-55 victory over Texas A&M, but managed to win the field goal percentage battle and had more production from their bench. LSU also owns a win over the Aggies, defeating them, 68-53 last Saturday.

Auburn is a better offensive team than LSU, averaging 83.5 points per game compared to LSU’s 76.2. Auburn also pulls down more rebounds per contest, and records six more assists per game. However, LSU has an advantage when it comes to creating turnovers. The Bayou Bengals average 10 steals per game while Auburn manages to force 7.1.

The battle of the Tigers is set to begin Saturday at 5 p.m. CT at Neville Arena in Auburn. SEC Network will broadcast the game live.

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