Georgia at Auburn College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
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The Georgia Bulldogs travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Auburn as 8.5 point favorites.
Georgia comes into this game with an overall record of 12-5. They currently have a point differential of 5.1 as they are averaging 70.2 points per game while giving up 65.1 per contest. Auburn has an overall record of 16-2. They are averaging 85.7 points per game and surrendering 72.8, good for a point differential of 12.9.
Valuable Georgia Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Georgia Bulldogs are 8-6 against the spread this season
The Georgia Bulldogs are 5-9 against the over/under this year
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 11-5 against the spread this season
The Auburn Tigers are 8-8 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Bulldogs Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
William Jackson II averages 9.8 points per game in 30.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Yante Maten averages 19.7 points per game while playing 33 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is at 84%.
Mustapha Heron averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.4 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%. Bryce Brown averages 15.8 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bulldogs allow 65.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 6th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 138th, and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in the country. They force 9.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 2nd in college basketball. Georgia averages 70.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 278th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 5.1 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 248th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 311th in D-1. They average 40.6 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, which ranks them 17th and 222nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 178th with 13.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 72.8 points per contest, which ranks them 199th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 156th in those defensive statistics. They rank 111th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest, and 160th with 34.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 275th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game this season. Auburn is 15th in Division 1 with 85.7 points per game this year. They are 166th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 12.9. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 84th in the nation. They are 8th in college basketball in rebounding with 41.1 boards per game and 102nd in assists per contest with 15.1. The Tigers are 206th in turnovers per game with 12.9.
The Bulldogs are 181st in the nation in offensive rating with 104.3, and their defensive rating of 96.7 is ranked 72nd. In terms of pace they are 321st in the country with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 285th. As a team they are 252nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 269th in Division 1. Georgia is 153rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 9th in the nation.
Auburn is 294th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 58th in Division 1. The Tigers are 90th in the nation in defensive rating with 97.5, and their offensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 24th. They are 27th in D-1 in pace with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 127th. As a unit they are 74th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 102nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Auburn -8.5
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