Auburn at Tennessee College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Thompson-Boling Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
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Auburn heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.8 as they are averaging 86.8 points per contest while giving up 71.9 per game. Tennessee has an overall mark of 9-3. They are averaging 78.8 points per contest and giving up 68.3, which is a point differential of 10.6.
Valuable Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 7-4 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 7-4 against the over/under this year
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 6-4 against the spread this season
The Tennessee Volunteers are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
11/05/17 C Austin Wiley Suspension is out indefinitely
11/05/17 F Danjel Purifoy Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bryce Brown averages 15.8 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 81%. Mustapha Heron averages 15.8 points per game in 25.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Grant Williams averages 15.1 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Admiral Schofield averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn averages 86.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 17th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 127th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 88th in the country. They average 42.0 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game, which ranks them 11th and 86th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 172nd with 13.5 per game. The Tigers allow 71.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 178th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 38th and 258th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 92nd and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 142nd place in college basketball. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 278th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 94th in the country with 78.8 points per game this year. They are 209th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.6. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 30th in college basketball. They are 102nd in the nation in rebounding with 38.1 boards per game, and 26th in assists per contest with 17.8. The Volunteers are 157th in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Volunteers surrender 68.3 points per contest, which ranks them 100th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 169th in those defensive statistics. They rank 42nd with 11.0 assists allowed per contest and 206th with 35.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Volunteers are 321st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.8 per game this season.
The Tigers are 28th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.6, and their defensive rating of 95.8 is ranked 82nd. In terms of pace they are 34th in the country with 75 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 102nd. As a team they are 59th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 97th in Division 1. Auburn is 255th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 70th in the nation.
Tennessee is 197th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 60th in the nation. The Volunteers are 94th in the country in offensive rating with 109.6, and their defensive rating of 94.9 is ranked 67th. In terms of pace they are 201st in Division 1 with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 188th. As a team they are 163rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 216th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Auburn/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Tennessee
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