Auburn at Arkansas College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/27/2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Bud Walton Arena
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The Auburn Tigers head to Bud Walton Arena to take on the Arkansas Razorbacks on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Arkansas as 1 point favorites.
Auburn comes into this game with an overall record of 24-5. They currently have a point differential of 11.7 as they are averaging 84.3 points per game while giving up 72.6 per contest. Arkansas has an overall record of 20-9. They are averaging 82.2 points per game and surrendering 75.5, good for a point differential of 6.7.
Valuable Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 19-8 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 14-13 against the over/under this year
Important Arkansas Razorbacks Betting Trends
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 15-14 against the spread this season
The Arkansas Razorbacks are 16-13 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
02/17/18 F Anfernee McLemore Ankle is out for season
Key Arkansas Razorbacks Injuries
11/05/17 G Khalil Garland Medical is out indefinitely
Mustapha Heron averages 16.3 points per contest while playing 28 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Bryce Brown averages 16.1 points per contest in 31.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jaylen Barford scores 18.1 points per contest while playing 31.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 69%. Daryl Macon averages 17.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 30.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn averages 84.3 points per contest this year, which is 16th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 172nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 63rd in Division 1. They average 38.5 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 47th and 108th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 231st with 12.4 per game. The Tigers allow 72.6 points per contest, which is 180th in the country. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 73rd and 171st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 147th, and they allow 12.6 assists per game which puts them in 115th place in college basketball. They force 15.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas is 28th in the country with 82.2 points per contest this season. They are 36th in the nation in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 6.7. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 20th in Division 1. They are 189th in the country in rebounding with 35.2 boards per contest and 103rd in assists per game with 14.8. The Razorbacks are 320th in turnovers per contest with 11.2. The Razorbacks give up 75.5 points per game, which ranks them 261st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 118th and 176th in those defensive statistics. They rank 200th with 13.7 dimes allowed per game and 242nd with 36.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Razorbacks are 266th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Tigers are 20th in the nation in offensive rating with 115.1, and their defensive rating of 99.1 is ranked 82nd. In terms of pace they are 38th in the country with 73.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 111th. As a team they are 59th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 67th in Division 1. Auburn is 297th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 93rd in the nation.
Arkansas is 329th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 148th in Division 1. The Razorbacks are 204th in the nation in defensive rating with 103.5, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 33rd. They are 66th in D-1 in pace with 72 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 53rd. As a unit they are 79th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 289th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Auburn/Arkansas college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Auburn +1
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