Missouri at Auburn Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 3/14/2019
Thursday, March 14, 2019
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The Missouri Tigers travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Auburn Tigers on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Auburn as 8.5 point favorites.
Missouri comes into this game with an overall record of 14-16. They currently have a point differential of -0.6 as they are averaging 66.9 points per game while giving up 67.5 per contest. Auburn has an overall mark of 22-9. They are averaging 80.1 points per contest and giving up 68.5, which is a point differential of 11.6.
Valuable Missouri Tigers Betting Trends
The Missouri Tigers are 13-14-3 against the spread
The Missouri Tigers are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 15-14-1 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 15-14-1 against the over/under
Key Missouri Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
03/11/19 C Austin Wiley Leg is questionable Thursday vs
Jeremiah Tilmon averages 10.4 points per game in 24.3 minutes per contest. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%. Jordan Geist comes into this contest averaging 14.0 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Jared Harper averages 15.2 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 82%. Bryce Brown averages 15.7 points per game while playing 31.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 132nd and 64th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 26th, and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the NCAA. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 82nd in the nation. Missouri averages 66.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 305th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 257th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 106th in D-1. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 11.2 assists per contest, which ranks them 180th and 320th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 76th with 14.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tigers surrender 68.5 points per contest, which ranks them 97th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 113th and 173rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 90th with 12.0 assists allowed per contest, and 207th with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 345th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 17.6 per game. Auburn is 32nd in the country with 80.1 points per game this year. They are 155th in the D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 11.6. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 41st in the nation. They are 177th in the country in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game and 83rd in assists per contest with 14.6. The Tigers are 218th in turnovers per game with 12.6.
The Tigers have an offensive rating of 100.7, which is ranked 255th. They are 322nd in college basketball in pace with 66 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 217th. As a unit they are 233rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 101st in D-1. Missouri is 43rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
Auburn is 265th 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 113.4, which is ranked 13th. They are 131st in D-1 in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 59th. As a unit they are 75th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shot attempts, ranking 11th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Missouri/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Auburn -8.5
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