George Mason at Auburn College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/3/2017
Sunday, December 3, 2017
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The George Mason Patriots travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Sunday, December 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 14.5 point favorites.
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George Mason heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-3. They currently have a point differential of -1.0 as they are averaging 69.7 points per contest while giving up 70.7 per game. Auburn has an overall mark of 5-1. They are averaging 90.0 points per contest and giving up 74.8, which is a point differential of 15.2.
Valuable George Mason Patriots Betting Trends
The George Mason Patriots are 3-2 against the spread this season
The George Mason Patriots are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 4-1 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Key George Mason Patriots Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
11/05/17 C Austin Wiley Suspension is out indefinitely
11/05/17 F Danjel Purifoy Suspension is out indefinitely
Otis Livingston II averages 15.1 points per game while playing 37.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 82%. Goanar Mar averages 15 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 5.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Bryce Brown averages 17.5 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Mustapha Heron averages 17.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
George Mason averages 69.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 275th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -1.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 263rd. Behind the arc they shoot 34%, which is good for 206th in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 11.1 assists per game, which ranks them 219th and 317th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 226th with 13.0 per game. The Patriots allow 70.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 156th in Division 1. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 240th and 249th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.3 rebounds a game which ranks 116th and they give up 11.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 109th place in college basketball. They force 12.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 66th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn is 16th in the country with 90.0 points per game this year. They are 67th in D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.2. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 70th in college basketball. They are 43rd in the nation in rebounding with 41.0 boards per game, and 110th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Tigers are 196th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Tigers surrender 74.8 points per contest, which ranks them 229th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 99th and 253rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 220th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest and 53rd with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 273rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game this season.
The Patriots are 224th in the nation in offensive rating with 101.9, and their defensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 239th. In terms of pace they are 317th in the country with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 245th. As a team they are 223rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 121st in Division 1. George Mason is 168th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.8 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 52%, which is 261st in the nation.
Auburn is 263rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 165th in Division 1. The Tigers are 152nd in the nation in defensive rating with 98, and their offensive rating of 117.9 is ranked 23rd. They are 36th in D-1 in pace with 76.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 58th. As a unit they are 37th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 164th in the country.
Who will win tonight's George Mason/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Auburn -14.5
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