Auburn at Alabama College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/17/2018
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Coleman Coliseum to play the Alabama Crimson Tide on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 1 point favorites.
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Auburn comes into this game with an overall record of 16-1. They currently have a point differential of 13.9 as they are averaging 86.5 points per game while giving up 72.6 per contest. Alabama has an overall mark of 11-6. They are averaging 74.9 points per contest and giving up 69.8, which is a point differential of 5.1.
Valuable Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 11-4 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 8-7 against the over/under this year
Important Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 8-7 against the spread this season
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 6-10 against the over/under this year
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
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/09/17 G Ar'Mond Davis Knee is out indefinitely
01/14/18 F Donta Hall Wrist is OUT 1-2 weeks
01/01/18 G Riley Norris Hip is out for season
Bryce Brown averages 16 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Mustapha Heron averages 15.7 points per game in 26.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Collin Sexton averages 19.3 points per game while playing 29.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. John Petty averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 57%.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn averages 86.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 12th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 155th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 82nd in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per game, which ranks them 9th and 84th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 223rd with 12.8 per game. The Tigers allow 72.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 192nd in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 28th and 138th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 149th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 115th place in college basketball. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama is 165th in the country with 74.9 points per game this year. They are 92nd in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 5.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 261st in college basketball. They are 140th in the nation in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 229th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Crimson Tide are 119th in turnovers per game with 14.1. The Crimson Tide surrender 69.8 points per contest, which ranks them 115th in the country. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 54th and 51st in those defensive statistics. They rank 90th with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 208th with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Crimson Tide are 188th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per game this season.
The Tigers are 22nd in the nation in offensive rating with 115.8, and their defensive rating of 97.2 is ranked 85th. In terms of pace they are 28th in the country with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 115th. As a team they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 103rd in Division 1. Auburn is 298th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 49th in the nation.
Alabama is 103rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 32nd in Division 1. The Crimson Tide are 89th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.3, and their offensive rating of 104.3 is ranked 181st. They are 109th in D-1 in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 143rd. As a unit they are 121st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 257th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Auburn/Alabama college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Alabama +1
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