Wednesday, January 4, 2017
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Memorial Gymnasium to play the Vanderbilt Commodores on Wednesday, January 4, 2017.
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The Tigers come into this game with an overall record of 10-3 and a road record of 2-0. They are 7-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-7. The Commodores have an overall record of 7-6 and a home record of 5-1. They have an over/under record of 5-5 and they are 5-6 against the spread.
Mustapha Heron comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 26.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Tigers. He pulls down 6.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Danjel Purifoy averages 14.5 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game for Auburn. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Matthew Fisher-Davis averages 16.4 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per contest this year for the Commodores. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 85%. Luke Kornet averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Auburn averages 80.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 42nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 208th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 177th in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 103rd and 156th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 171st with 13.5 per game. The Tigers allow 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 201st in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 75th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.6 rebounds a game which ranks 326th and they give up 11.8 assists per contest which puts them in 73rd place in the country. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in Division 1.
Vanderbilt averages 72.9 points per game this year which ranks them 165th 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 194th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 15th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 198th and 105th respectively. In the turnover department the Commodores rank 173rd with 13.5 per game. The Commodores allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 122nd in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 194th and 277th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 35th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 132nd place in the nation. The Commodores force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in college basketball.
The Tigers average 71.2 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 -2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.7 per contest. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 104.6 and they assist on 51.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 76.1 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 43% of their shots. Auburn turns the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 48% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.3%. The Tigers give up 73.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Commodores score 79.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.5 points per game. The Commodores have a rating on offense of 107.6 and 61.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Vanderbilt turns it over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 6.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.3%. The Commodores give up 64.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 7-4 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 4-7 against the over/under
Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Trends
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 5-6 against the spread
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 5-5 against the over/under
Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Vanderbilt Commodores Injuries
12/20/16 G Phillip McGloin Personal has left team
12/14/16 G Larry Austin Jr. Eligibility out for season
12/13/16 G Camron Justice Personal expected to transfer
Tony's Pick: Take Vanderbilt
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