Arkansas Razorbacks vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Arkansas (-2)
Auburn Arena is the site where and the Auburn Tigers (6-2) will play the Arkansas Razorbacks (8-0) on Wednesday. Arkansas opens this matchup as 2-point favorites. The total opens at 144.5.
Arkansas heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 8-0 on the season. They have an average of 90.0 points per contest (13th in the nation) while shooting 46.9% from the floor. The Razorbacks are hitting 34.9% on three-point attempts (80 of 229) and 72.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Arkansas is pulling down 46.6 boards per contest and has earned 136 dimes for the campaign, which ranks 44th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 11.8 times per game and as a team are committing 15.5 fouls every game. On the defensive end of the court, the Razorbacks are forcing 13.9 turnovers per game while drawing 18.3 fouls. They are conceding 27.5% from 3-point land and they rank 39th in college hoops in PPG allowed (61.6). The Razorbacks defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 36.2% (180 of 497) and they relinquish 33.4 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 138th in college hoops in allowing assists with 81 relinquished on the campaign.
The Arkansas Razorbacks faced off with the Abilene Christian Wildcats and walked away with a win by a score of 85-72 in their last game. Arkansas walked away from the game with a 44.1% FG percentage (26 of 59) and buried 9 of their 25 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Razorbacks made 24 of their 30 tries for a rate of 80.0%. Concerning hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 36 with 12 of them being offensive. They also doled out 15 assists for this contest as well as getting 6 steals and 5 blocks. In relation to the defense, Arkansas allowed the other team to go 44.1% from the field on 26 out of 59 shooting. Abilene Christian earned 13 dimes and had 3 steals for this game. Moreover, the Wildcats snagged 25 rebounds (8 offensive, 17 defensive) and added 5 rejections. Abilene Christian finished the contest at 60.0% at the free throw line by burying 9 of 15 attempts. They also buried 5 of 22 tries from beyond the arc.
Moses Moody is a guy who was a major contributor for the contest. He scored 21 points on 6 of 10 shooting. He played for 37 minutes and collected 4 rebounds. Moody walked away from this one shooting 60.0% from the field and recorded 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this game for the Razorbacks was JD Notae. He collected 2 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished 50.0% from the floor for the matchup by shooting 6-of-12 (19 points). At the conclusion of this game, Notae played 21 min.
Auburn has a mark of 6-2 so far this year. The Tigers commit 17.6 fouls every game and they hit 61.0% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.1 times per contest (98th in college hoops) and they are giving up possession 16.5 times per game. Auburn has 606 points on the season (75.8 per game) and they pull in 40.1 boards per game. As an offense, the Tigers are connecting on 44.9% from the field, which ranks 172nd in Division 1. The Tigers are ranked 161st in the nation in PPG given up with 69.1. They allow 12.4 dimes and 33.1 boards per contest, which ranks them 150th and 97th in those categories. The Auburn defense gives up 29.2% on shots from beyond the arc (52 of 178) and their opposition makes 67.8% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing 14.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (189th in college basketball).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Auburn Tigers got the victory with a final of 67-53 when they faced the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The Tigers snagged 26 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 36 in this game. They also turned away 4 tries while earning 3 steals in the game. The Mountaineers had 15 fouls for this contest which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 10 attempts. They were able to knock down 6 of those for a rate of 60.0%. In regard to 3-pointers, Auburn made 11 of their 28 tries (39.3%). At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers went 25 for 52 from the floor which had them sitting at 48.1%. The Tigers allowed the Mountaineers to bury 15 of their 46 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 32.6% in the game. They went 26.1% from distance by connecting on 6 of 23 and ended up shooting 17 of 21 from the free throw line (81.0%). In relation to team rebounding, Auburn allowed Appalachian State to collect 18 in total (5 offensive).
Jaylin Williams ended up being a major contributor for the Tigers in this contest. He made 6 of 12 in this contest for a rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 15 points. Williams grabbed 4 boards in his 24 mins and earned 2 assists in this matchup. An additional guy that ended being a contributor for Auburn was Jamal Johnson. He totaled 14 points in 25 minutes played by going 5 of 9 shooting for this game. Johnson walked away from this one going 55.6% from the field and also collecting 2 dimes and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Arkansas (-2)
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