Dayton at Auburn College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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The Dayton Flyers head to Auburn Arena to take on the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 15 point favorites.
Dayton comes into this game with an overall record of 5-3. They currently have a point differential of 8.5 as they are averaging 72.9 points per game while giving up 64.4 per contest. Auburn has an overall record of 7-1. They are averaging 86.4 points per game and surrendering 60.0, good for a point differential of 26.4.
Valuable Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 4-4-0 against the spread this season
The Dayton Flyers are 3-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 5-1-1 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 3-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
12/03/18 G Jhery Matos Foot is out indefinitely
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
12/04/18 G J'Von McCormick Ankle is doubtful Tuesday vs NC Asheville
11/09/18 F Danjel Purifoy Eligibility is out 9 games (eligible to return 12/22 vs Murray State)
Josh Cunningham comes into this game averaging 14.8 points per contest while playing 30.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 53%. Jalen Crutcher averages 13.5 points per contest in 34.6 minutes per game. He averages 5.9 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 57%.
Bryce Brown scores 16.0 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.0 rebounds per contest and has 2.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Jared Harper averages 13.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.1 rebounds per game and has 6.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton averages 72.9 points per contest, which is 217th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a unit, which has them ranked 19th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 217th in the nation. They average 35.5 boards per contest and 16.3 assists per game, which ranks them 223rd and 50th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 259th with 12.3 per game. The Flyers allow 64.4 points per contest, which is 44th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 86th and 104th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.4 rebounds a game which ranks 68th, and they allow 12.3 assists per game which puts them in 133rd place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 54th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn is 20th in the nation with 86.4 points per contest this season. They are 142nd in the country in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 26.4. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 80th in the NCAA. They are 27th in D-1 in rebounding with 41.8 boards per contest and 29th in assists per game with 17.3. The Tigers are 231st in turnovers per contest with 12.9. The Tigers give up 60.0 points per game, which ranks them 16th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 16th and 189th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 9.9 dimes allowed per game and 87th with 33.0 boards surrendered per contest. The Tigers are 348th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 20.4 per contest this year.
The Flyers are 132nd in the nation in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 304th in the country with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 51st. As a team they are 94th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 294th in Division 1. Dayton is 188th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Auburn is 290th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 118.9, which is ranked 9th. They are 155th in D-1 in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 88th. As a unit they are 119th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Dayton/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dayton +15
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