Friday, December 23, 2016
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Friday, December 23, 2016.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 8-2 and a road record of 1-0. They are 5-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-5. The Huskies have an overall record of 5-5 and a home record of 2-2. They have an over/under record of 2-4 and they are 2-5 against the spread.
Mustapha Heron comes into this contest averaging 16 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Danjel Purifoy averages 15.5 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Auburn. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Jalen Adams averages 17.4 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Huskies. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 5.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 69%. Terry Larrier averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Auburn averages 81.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 37th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 166th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 141st in the country. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game which ranks them 180th and 120th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 123rd with 12.9 per game. The Tigers allow 72.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 176th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 89th and 61st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.3 rebounds a game which ranks 320th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 92nd place in the country. They force 18.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 4th in Division 1.
Connecticut averages 65.1 points per game this year which ranks them 301st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 259th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 282nd in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per contest which ranks them 134th and 235th respectively. In the turnover department the Huskies rank 119th with 12.9 per game. The Huskies allow 65.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 57th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 108th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 295th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 56th place in the nation. The Huskies force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 242nd in college basketball.
The Tigers average 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 88 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 106.8 and they assist on 53.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 76.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Auburn turns the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47% while their offensive rebound percentage is 27.3%. The Tigers give up 75.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Huskies score 62.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 64 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 2.8 points per game. The Huskies have a rating on offense of 99.9 and 53.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Connecticut turns it over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.3%. The Huskies give up 59.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 57.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 5-3 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 3-5 against the over/under
Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-5 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-4 against the over/under
Auburn Tigers Injuries
12/21/16 G Bryce Brown Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Oklahoma
12/21/16 F Horace Spencer Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Oklahoma
Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/22/16 G Terry Larrier Knee out for season
11/20/16 F Mamadou Diarra Knee out for season
11/18/16 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut
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