Cornell at Auburn College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
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The Cornell Big Red travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 20.5 point favorites.
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Cornell comes into this game with an overall record of 5-6. They currently have a point differential of -4.5 as they are averaging 75.7 points per game while giving up 80.2 per contest. Auburn has an overall mark of 11-1. They are averaging 85.8 points per contest and giving up 71.5, which is a point differential of 14.3.
Valuable Cornell Big Red Betting Trends
The Cornell Big Red are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Cornell Big Red are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 7-3 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 6-4 against the over/under this year
Key Cornell Big Red Injuries
12/29/17 G Terrance McBride Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Auburn
12/29/17 G Wil Bathurst Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Auburn
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
11/05/17 C Austin Wiley Suspension is out indefinitely
11/05/17 F Danjel Purifoy Suspension is out indefinitely
Stone Gettings averages 16.1 points per game in 22.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Matt Morgan averages 25.3 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Bryce Brown averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Mustapha Heron averages 15.6 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Big Red allow 80.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 319th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc, ranking them 226th and 317th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.1 rebounds a game which ranks 290th, and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 169th place in the country. They force 10.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in college basketball. Cornell averages 75.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 164th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is -4.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 135th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 260th in D-1. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game, which ranks them 175th and 48th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 183rd with 13.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 71.5 points per contest, which ranks them 165th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 45th and 268th in those defensive statistics. They rank 147th with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 103rd with 33.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 280th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.7 per game this season. Auburn is 24th in Division 1 with 85.8 points per game this year. They are 152nd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 14.3. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 79th in the nation. They are 15th in college basketball in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game and 100th in assists per contest with 15.3. The Tigers are 171st in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Big Red are 176th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.3, and their defensive rating of 111.5 is ranked 320th. In terms of pace they are 162nd in the country with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 137th. As a team they are 134th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 95th in Division 1. Cornell is 165th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 243rd in the nation.
Auburn is 252nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 75th in Division 1. The Tigers are 93rd in the nation in defensive rating with 96.2, and their offensive rating of 115.5 is ranked 31st. They are 46th in D-1 in pace with 74.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 115th. As a unit they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 93rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cornell/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Auburn -20.5
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