Norfolk State at Auburn College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2017
Friday, November 10, 2017
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The Norfolk State Spartans travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Friday, November 10, 2017.
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Norfolk State heads into this matchup after finishing last year with a mark of 15-15. They had a point differential of -1.4 as they averaged 70.0 points per contest while giving up 71.4 per game. Auburn had an overall record of 18-13 last season. They averaged 80.4 points per game and surrendered 79.6, good for a point differential of 0.8.
Valuable Norfolk State Spartans Betting Trends
The Norfolk State Spartans were 2-4 against the spread last season
The Norfolk State Spartans were 2-1 against the over/under last year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers were 16-14 against the spread last season
The Auburn Tigers were 16-13 against the over/under last year
Key Norfolk State Spartans 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
11/05/17 F Horace Spencer Shoulder is out for season
Zaynah Robinson averaged 13.5 points per game in 35.6 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 4.5 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 38% for the year while his free throw percentage was 78%. Jonathan Wade averaged 19.4 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 6.8 rebounds per game and dished out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 44% while his free throw percentage was at 75%.
Danjel Purifoy averaged 11.5 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 28.7 minutes per contest. He also averaged 4.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 40% and his free throw percentage was 88%. Mustapha Heron averaged 15.2 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 6.1 rebounds per game and had 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 44% and his free throw percentage finished at 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Spartans allowed 71.4 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 157th in the nation. They also allowed a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 24th and 106th in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 37.1 rebounds a game which ranked 268th, and they gave up 13.6 assists per contest which put them in 208th place in the country. They forced 12.3 turnovers per game which ranked them 104th in college basketball. Norfolk State averaged 70.0 points per contest last season, which ranked them 251st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin was -1.4 and their shooting percentage was 42% as a team, which had them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shot 34% which was good for 248th in D-1. They averaged 38.6 rebounds per game and 11.0 assists per game, which ranked them 44th and 319th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 40th with 14.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrendered 79.6 points per contest, which ranked them 323rd in the country. Their defense allowed a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 172nd and 223rd in those defensive statistics. They ranked 211th with 13.6 assists allowed per contest, and 327th with 39.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers were 314th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game last season. Auburn was 31st in Division 1 with 80.4 points per game last year. They were 215th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin was 0.8. They shot 37% from 3-point range, which was good for 100th in the nation. They were 130th in college basketball in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game and 210th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Tigers were 117th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Spartans were 309th in the nation last year in offensive rating with 97.4, and their defensive rating of 99.4 was ranked 91st. In terms of pace they were 116th in the country with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% was 289th. As a team they were 286th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 240th in Division 1. Norfolk State was 55th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season was 47%, which was 36th in the nation.
Auburn was 222nd in the country in turnovers last year, as they turned the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year was 51%, which was 196th in Division 1. The Tigers were 229th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.9, and their offensive rating of 106.1 was ranked 131st. They were 11th in D-1 in pace with 75.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% was 161st. As a unit they were 164th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 81st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Norfolk State/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Auburn
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