Alabama at Auburn Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
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The Alabama Crimson Tide travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Auburn as 9 point favorites.
Alabama comes into this game with an overall record of 13-7. They currently have a point differential of 4.1 as they are averaging 75.9 points per game while giving up 71.8 per contest. Auburn has an overall record of 14-6. They are averaging 84.3 points per game and surrendering 68.8, good for a point differential of 15.5.
Valuable Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Trends
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 9-10-1 against the spread
The Alabama Crimson Tide are 13-6-1 against the over/under
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 9-9-1 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 12-7-0 against the over/under
Key Alabama Crimson Tide Injuries
11/29/18 F Javian Davis-Fleming Knee is out indefinitely
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
01/21/19 C Austin Wiley Leg is out indefinitely
Kira Lewis Jr. comes into this contest averaging 13.7 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 84%. John Petty averages 11.8 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.7 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Bryce Brown averages 16.8 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Jared Harper averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 6.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Alabama averages 75.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 111th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.1 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 161st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 221st in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 38th and 245th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 191st with 13.1 per game. The Crimson Tide allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 189th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 220th and 133rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 103rd and they give up 10.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 39th place in Division 1. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 70th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn is 15th in the country with 84.3 points per game this year. They are 137th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 15.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 77th in the nation. They are 58th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.2 boards per game, and 36th in assists per contest with 16.1. The Tigers are 175th in turnovers per game with 13.2. The Tigers surrender 68.8 points per contest, which ranks them 110th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 117th and 247th in those defensive statistics. They rank 93rd with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 152nd with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 348th in country in forcing turnovers with 18.8 per game.
The Crimson Tide are 104th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 146th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 196th. As a team they are 180th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 247th in Division 1. Alabama is 220th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Auburn is 276th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 116, which is ranked 10th. They are 92nd in D-1 in pace with 71.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 67th. As a unit they are 84th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 17th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Alabama/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Auburn -9
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