Saturday, December 3, 2016
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Bartow Arena to play the UAB Blazers on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has UAB as 2.5 point favorites.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 5-1 and a road record of 0-0. They are 3-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-3. The Blazers have an overall record of 4-3 and a home record of 3-1. They have an over/under record of 2-3 and they are 2-3 against the spread.
Mustapha Heron comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 24.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 6.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Danjel Purifoy averages 14.7 points per game in 30 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game for Auburn. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Chris Cokley averages 13.7 points per game while playing 21.6 minutes per contest this year for the Blazers. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Dirk Williams averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Auburn averages 79.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 57th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 170th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 272nd in the country. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game which ranks them 137th and 99th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 161st with 13.5 per game. The Tigers allow 73.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 184th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 125th and 139th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.8 rebounds a game which ranks 278th and they give up 12.2 assists per contest which puts them in 119th place in the country. They force 18.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in Division 1.
UAB averages 73.7 points per game this year which ranks them 146th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 93rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 201st in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per contest which ranks them 91st and 43rd respectively. In the turnover department the Blazers rank 255th with 15.1 per game. The Blazers allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 97th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 91st and 270th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 54th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 203rd place in the nation. The Blazers force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 140th in college basketball.
The Tigers average 69 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -11.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -5.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 103.7 and they assist on 55% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 76.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Auburn turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.3%. The Tigers give up 80.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 81.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Blazers score 77.2 ppg at home and they have averaged 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 8 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.8 points per game. The Blazers have a rating on offense of 104.7 and 65.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. UAB turns it over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32%. The Blazers give up 61.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 3-1 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 1-3 against the over/under
UAB Blazers Betting Trends
The UAB Blazers are 2-3 against the spread
The UAB Blazers are 2-3 against the over/under
Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
UAB Blazers Injuries
11/16/16 G Nick Norton Knee out for season
Guy's Pick: Take UAB -2.5
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