Alabama at Auburn College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2018
Friday, March 9, 2018
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Scottrade Center to play the Auburn Tigers on Friday, March 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 5 point favorites.
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Alabama heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-14. They currently have a point differential of 2.7 as they are averaging 72.4 points per contest while giving up 69.7 per game. Auburn has an overall mark of 25-6. They are averaging 84.0 points per contest and giving up 73.1, which is a point differential of 11.0.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 15-14 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 10-20 against the over/under this year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 19-10 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 15-14 against the over/under this year
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out for season
03/06/18 G Herb Jones Head is questionable Thursday vs Texas A&M
01/01/18 G Riley Norris Hip is out for season
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
11/05/17 C Austin Wiley Eligibility is out for season
11/05/17 F Danjel Purifoy Suspension is out indefinitely
02/17/18 F Anfernee McLemore Ankle is out for season
Donta Hall averages 10.9 points per game in 23.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 6.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 73% for the year while his free throw percentage is 54%. Collin Sexton averages 18.3 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Bryce Brown averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Mustapha Heron averages 16.6 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.5 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Crimson Tide allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 102nd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 37th and 20th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 239th, and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 59th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 192nd in college basketball. Alabama averages 72.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 219th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 113th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 309th in D-1. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 131st and 245th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 60th with 14.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 73.1 points per contest, which ranks them 196th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 76th and 209th in those defensive statistics. They rank 131st with 12.8 assists allowed per contest, and 168th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 320th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game this season. Auburn is 13th in Division 1 with 84.0 points per game this year. They are 196th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 11.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 78th in the nation. They are 46th in college basketball in rebounding with 38.4 boards per game and 107th in assists per contest with 14.7. The Tigers are 233rd in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Crimson Tide are 227th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.8, and their defensive rating of 98.9 is ranked 72nd. In terms of pace they are 131st in the country with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 158th. As a team they are 158th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 220th in Division 1. Alabama is 58th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 26th in the nation.
Auburn is 301st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 102nd in Division 1. The Tigers are 84th in the nation in defensive rating with 99.4, and their offensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 21st. They are 29th in D-1 in pace with 73.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 134th. As a unit they are 70th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 61st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Auburn -5
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