Florida at Auburn Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/5/2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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The Florida Gators travel to Auburn Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Auburn as 8 point favorites.
Florida comes into this game with an overall record of 12-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.2 as they are averaging 69.0 points per game while giving up 62.8 per contest. Auburn has an overall mark of 15-6. They are averaging 84.2 points per contest and giving up 68.5, which is a point differential of 15.7.
Valuable Florida Gators Betting Trends
The Florida Gators are 9-12-0 against the spread
The Florida Gators are 8-13-0 against the over/under
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 10-9-1 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 12-8-0 against the over/under
Key Florida Gators Injuries
11/06/18 C Gorjok Gak Knee is out indefinitely
01/21/19 F Keith Stone ACL is out for season
01/04/19 F Chase Johnson Transferred has left team
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
01/21/19 C Austin Wiley Leg is out indefinitely
Noah Locke averages 11.4 points per game in 25.0 minutes per contest. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%. KeVaughn Allen comes into this contest averaging 13.0 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 88%.
Jared Harper averages 15.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 6.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Bryce Brown averages 17.1 points per game while playing 31.4 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Gators allow 62.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 61st and 59th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 232nd, and they give up 11.2 assists per contest which puts them in 42nd place in the NCAA. They force 16.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 324th in the nation. Florida averages 69.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 278th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 290th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 132nd in D-1. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 245th and 199th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 291st with 11.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 68.5 points per contest, which ranks them 106th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 117th and 255th in those defensive statistics. They rank 95th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest, and 140th with 34.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 348th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 18.9 per game. Auburn is 14th in the country with 84.2 points per game this year. They are 112th in the D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 15.7. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 46th in the nation. They are 72nd in the country in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game and 35th in assists per contest with 16.0. The Tigers are 179th in turnovers per game with 13.2.
The Gators have an offensive rating of 103.5, which is ranked 185th. They are 325th in college basketball in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 242nd. As a unit they are 268th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 43rd in D-1. Florida is 267th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Auburn is 275th 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 116.2, which is ranked 9th. They are 97th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 53rd. As a unit they are 67th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Florida/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Auburn -8
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