Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Alabama as 6.5 point favorites.
The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 14-8 and a road record of 4-3. They are 11-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-11. The Crimson Tide have an overall record of 13-8 and a home record of 8-2. They have an over/under record of 8-11 and they are 9-10 against the spread.
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Mustapha Heron comes into this contest averaging 15.3 points per game while playing 27.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 5.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Jared Harper averages 12.8 points per game in 25 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game for Auburn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Braxton Key averages 11.9 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Crimson Tide. He grabs 5.9 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 63%. Dazon Ingram averages 10 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 3.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Auburn averages 78.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 46th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 235th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 202nd in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game which ranks them 103rd and 240th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 220th with 13.8 per game. The Tigers allow 77 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 268th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 113th and 116th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 331st and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 189th place in the country. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 18th in Division 1.
Alabama averages 69 points per game this year which ranks them 265th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 257th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 259th in the nation. They average 38.7 rebounds per game and 11.8 assists per contest which ranks them 43rd and 274th respectively. In the turnover department the Crimson Tide rank 228th with 13.9 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 64.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 46th and 240th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 48th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the nation. The Crimson Tide force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in college basketball.
The Tigers average 72.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -10.3 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 103.6 and they assist on 47.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 75.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Auburn turns the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.4%. The Tigers give up 78.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 88.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Crimson Tide score 72.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 73 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 11.1 points per game. The Crimson Tide have a rating on offense of 100.8 and 50.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 38% of their shots. Alabama turns it over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.2%. The Crimson Tide give up 61 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 69.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 11-9 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 9-11 against the over/under
Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 9-10 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 8-11 against the over/under
Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
12/17/16 G Nick King Lung out indefinitely
02/01/17 F Shannon Hale Shin is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Arkansas
Josh's Pick: Take Alabama -6.5
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