Tuesday, February 14, 2017
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The Florida Gators travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida as 9 point favorites.
The Gators come into this game with an overall record of 20-5 and a road record of 6-2. They are 15-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 11-12. The Tigers have an overall record of 16-9 and a home record of 9-3. They have an over/under record of 12-11 and they are 13-10 against the spread.
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KeVaughn Allen comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Gators. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Canyon Barry averages 12.7 points per game in 22 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Florida. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Mustapha Heron averages 15.3 points per game while playing 27.8 minutes per contest this year for the Tigers. He grabs 5.7 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 77%. Jared Harper averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2 rebounds per contest and 2.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Florida averages 79 points per contest this season which ranks them 45th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 115th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 146th in the country. They average 37.5 rebounds per game and 13 assists per game which ranks them 77th and 195th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 42nd with 11.7 per game. The Gators allow 65.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 35th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 40th and 31st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35 rebounds a game which ranks 152nd and they give up 9.3 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in Division 1.
Auburn averages 80 points per game this year which ranks them 35th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 1.8 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 200th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 139th in the nation. They average 36.8 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 109th and 208th respectively. In the turnover department the Tigers rank 244th with 14 per game. The Tigers allow 78.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 293rd in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 116th and 108th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 334th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 187th place in the nation. The Tigers force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in college basketball.
The Gators average 78.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 13.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 14.3 per contest. The Gators have an offensive rating of 111.3 and they assist on 48.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Florida turns the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.9%. The Gators give up 64.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tigers score 86.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 88 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.6 points per game. The Tigers have a rating on offense of 104.8 and 48.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 76 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Auburn turns it over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 47.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.8%. The Tigers give up 77.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 86.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 15-8 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 11-12 against the over/under
Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 13-10 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 12-11 against the over/under
Florida Gators Injuries
No key injuries to report
Auburn Tigers Injuries
02/10/17 F Horace Spencer Shoulder out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Florida -9
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