Connecticut at Auburn College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
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Connecticut heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-4. They currently have a point differential of -1.1 as they are averaging 70.5 points per contest while giving up 71.6 per game. Auburn has an overall mark of 10-1. They are averaging 85.5 points per contest and giving up 72.2, which is a point differential of 13.4.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 2-6 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 6-3 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/22/17 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs Auburn
11/07/17 G Sidney Wilson Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
12/20/17 F Anfernee McLemore Concussion is out indefinitely
11/05/17 C Austin Wiley Suspension is out indefinitely
11/05/17 F Danjel Purifoy Suspension is out indefinitely
Terry Larrier averages 15.8 points per game in 33.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Jalen Adams averages 18.6 points per game while playing 37.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 71%.
Mustapha Heron averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Bryce Brown averages 16.2 points per game while playing 32 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies allow 71.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 172nd in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 179th and 256th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 161st, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 133rd place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 185th in college basketball. Connecticut averages 70.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 272nd in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -1.1 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 319th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 292nd in D-1. They average 37.0 rebounds per game and 9.5 assists per game, which ranks them 150th and 348th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 180th with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 72.2 points per contest, which ranks them 186th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 292nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 187th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest, and 75th with 32.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 286th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game this season. Auburn is 25th in Division 1 with 85.5 points per game this year. They are 128th in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 13.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 77th in the nation. They are 22nd in college basketball in rebounding with 41.3 boards per game and 113th in assists per contest with 15.1. The Tigers are 137th in turnovers per game with 14.1.
The Huskies are 277th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.7, and their defensive rating of 100.3 is ranked 183rd. In terms of pace they are 230th in the country with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 319th. As a team they are 298th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 203rd in Division 1. Connecticut is 187th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 213th in the nation.
Auburn is 209th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 105th in Division 1. The Tigers are 122nd in the nation in defensive rating with 97.1, and their offensive rating of 115 is ranked 35th. They are 53rd in D-1 in pace with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 98th. As a unit they are 63rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 97th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Auburn
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