Arkansas at Auburn College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Arkansas Razorbacks travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 4 point favorites.
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Arkansas heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-3. They currently have a point differential of 14.4 as they are averaging 89.3 points per contest while giving up 74.9 per game. Auburn has an overall record of 13-1. They are averaging 87.3 points per game and surrendering 72.8, good for a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 9-5 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 9-5 against the over/under this year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 8-4 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 8-4 against the over/under this year
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/05/17 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
11/05/17 C Austin Wiley Suspension is out indefinitely
11/05/17 F Danjel Purifoy Suspension is out indefinitely
Jaylen Barford averages 18.7 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 69%. Daryl Macon averages 17.2 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Bryce Brown averages 15.9 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Mustapha Heron averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.5 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas averages 89.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.4 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 41%, which is good for 19th in the country. They average 35.9 rebounds per game and 16.7 assists per game, which ranks them 188th and 46th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 338th with 10.7 per game. The Razorbacks allow 74.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 238th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 119th and 104th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 228th and they give up 12.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 148th place in college basketball. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 276th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn is 12th in the country with 87.3 points per game this year. They are 140th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 102nd in college basketball. They are 8th in the nation in rebounding with 42.3 boards per game, and 74th in assists per contest with 15.8. The Tigers are 187th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Tigers surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 199th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 238th in those defensive statistics. They rank 143rd with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 103rd with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 282nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.5 per game this season.
The Razorbacks are 18th in the nation in offensive rating with 117.4, and their defensive rating of 98.4 is ranked 128th. In terms of pace they are 21st in the country with 75.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 21st. As a team they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 286th in Division 1. Arkansas is 346th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 122nd in the nation.
Auburn is 276th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 65th in Division 1. The Tigers are 99th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.9, and their offensive rating of 116.2 is ranked 23rd. They are 30th in D-1 in pace with 75.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 112th. As a unit they are 66th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 94th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Auburn -4
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