Auburn at Tennessee NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/17/2019
Sunday, March 17, 2019
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The Auburn Tigers travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Tennessee Volunteers on Sunday, March 17, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 5 point favorites.
Auburn comes into this game with an overall record of 22-9. They currently have a point differential of 11.5 as they are averaging 79.9 points per game while giving up 68.4 per contest. Tennessee has an overall mark of 27-4. They are averaging 82.3 points per contest and giving up 67.9, which is a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 17-14-1 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 15-14-1 against the over/under
Important Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 16-14-1 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 16-14-0 against the over/under
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Tennessee Volunteers Injuries
11/09/18 F Zach Kent Knee is out indefinitely
Bryce Brown comes into this contest averaging 15.8 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Jared Harper averages 15.2 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.8 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Grant Williams averages 19.2 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Admiral Schofield averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn averages 79.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 33rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 151st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 44th in the nation. They average 35.0 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 203rd and 89th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 223rd with 12.5 per game. The Tigers allow 68.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 95th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 124th and 217th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 196th and they give up 12.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 87th place in Division 1. They force 17.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 345th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee is 18th in the country with 82.3 points per game this year. They are 6th in Division 1 in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 124th in the nation. They are 51st in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 18.6. The Volunteers are 312th in turnovers per game with 11.2. The Volunteers surrender 67.9 points per contest, which ranks them 83rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 126th in those defensive statistics. They rank 107th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 127th with 34.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Volunteers are 181st in country in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game.
The Tigers are 12th in the nation in offensive rating with 113.9. In terms of pace they are 154th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 52nd. As a team they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 49% of their shots, ranking 8th in Division 1. Auburn is 262nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Tennessee is 330th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Volunteers have an offensive rating of 116.9, which is ranked 5th. They are 147th in D-1 in pace with 69.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 26th. As a unit they are 16th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 326th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Auburn/Tennessee college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Tennessee -5
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