Saint Louis vs Auburn NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/14/2019
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 14, 2019
Location: Legacy Arena at BJCC in Birmingham, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn -11.5
The Saint Louis Billikens travel to Legacy Arena at BJCC to play the Auburn Tigers on Saturday, December 14, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Auburn as 11.5 point favorites.
Saint Louis comes into this game with an overall record of 8-1. They currently have a point differential of 10.9 as they are averaging 73.8 points per game while giving up 62.9 per contest. Auburn has an overall record of 8-0. They are averaging 85.0 points per game and surrendering 67.9, good for a point differential of 17.1.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 6-3-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 6-3-0 against the over/under
Important Auburn Tigers Betting Trends
The Auburn Tigers are 5-3-0 against the spread
The Auburn Tigers are 4-4-0 against the over/under
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Auburn Tigers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Goodwin comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 11.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 51%. Hasahn French averages 14.9 points per game in 30.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 55% for the year while his free throw percentage is 35%.
Samir Doughty averages 18.5 points per game while playing 31.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Isaac Okoro averages 13.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 73.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 142nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 115th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 60th in the nation. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 178th with 13.7 per game. The Billikens allow 62.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 50th and 288th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 143rd and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 187th place in Division 1. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 191st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Auburn is 9th in the country with 85.0 points per game this year. They are 33rd in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 17.1. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 190th in the nation. They are 12th in the NCAA in rebounding with 42.8 boards per game, and 90th in assists per contest with 15.0. The Tigers are 173rd in turnovers per game with 13.8. The Tigers surrender 67.9 points per contest, which ranks them 166th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 128th and 103rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 77th with 10.9 assists allowed per contest and 116th with 33.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 216th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per game.
The Billikens have an offensive rating of 105.7, which is ranked 99th. They are 205th in college basketball in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 132nd. As a unit they are 209th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 276th in D-1. Saint Louis is 220th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Auburn is 252nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 114.7, which is ranked 15th. They are 78th in D-1 in pace with 73 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 33rd. As a unit they are 43rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 67th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Auburn college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Auburn -11.5
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