Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, January 21, 2017.
The Crimson Tide come into this game with an overall record of 11-6 and a road record of 2-2. They are 7-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-10. The Tigers have an overall record of 12-6 and a home record of 7-2. They have an over/under record of 5-11 and they are 9-7 against the spread.
Braxton Key comes into this contest averaging 10.2 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Crimson Tide. He pulls down 5.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 56%. Dazon Ingram averages 9.7 points per game in 26.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 5 rebounds per game for Alabama. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Mustapha Heron averages 15.7 points per game while playing 27.6 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 6.2 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 76%. Danjel Purifoy averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Alabama averages 68.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 264th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 231st. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 291st in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game which ranks them 36th and 267th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 179th with 13.5 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 62.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 17th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 38th and 184th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 41st and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 8th place in the country. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 51st in Division 1.
Auburn averages 78.8 points per game this year which ranks them 48th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 238th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 176th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest which ranks them 103rd and 236th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 172nd with 13.4 per game. The Tigers allow 75.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 250th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 92nd and 72nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.7 rebounds a game which ranks 334th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 121st place in the nation. The Tigers force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 19th in college basketball.
The Crimson Tide average 64.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.7 per contest. The Crimson Tide have an offensive rating of 100.5 and they assist on 49.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Alabama turns the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.7%. The Crimson Tide give up 63.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 86.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 75.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 103.8 and 47.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 75.3 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 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Auburn turns it over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30%. The Tigers give up 75.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 7-8 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 5-10 against the over/under
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 9-7 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 5-11 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/17/16 G Nick King Lung out indefinitely
Auburn Tigers Injuries
01/17/17 F Danjel Purifoy Ankle is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. LSU
Josh's Pick: Take Auburn
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