Auburn Tigers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Prediction, 11/26/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks
Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
Location: Suncoast Credit Union Arena in Fort Myers, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn (-10.5)
The Auburn Tigers (25-6 last season) travel to Suncoast Credit Union Arena on Thursday where they'll meet the Saint Joseph's Hawks (6-26 last year). The odds on this contest have Auburn as 10.5-point favorites. The total is set at 153.
Auburn enters this contest after finishing with a record of 25-6 last season. The Tigers shot 30.6% on shots from downtown (252 of 824) and 67.4% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 78.0 points per game (25th in the nation) while connecting on 43.3% from the floor. They turned it over 12.9 times per contest and as a team committed 19.2 fouls every game. As a basketball team, Auburn pulled in 40.8 rebounds per game and sat with 397 dimes over the course of last season, which was 216th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. On defense, the Tigers forced 13.5 turnovers per game while drawing 21.2 personal fouls. They relinquished 32.5% on three-point shots while they were 205th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (70.4). The Tigers defense gave up an opponent FG percentage of 41.3% (759 of 1,840) and they relinquished 35.2 boards per game as a group. They were ranked 61st in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 346 relinquished last year.
The Auburn Tigers played the Tennessee Volunteers and went home with a win by a final score of 85-63 in their last contest. Auburn ended the game having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (29 out of 58) and knocked down 14 out of their 32 3-point shots. When they shot from the free throw line, the Tigers converted 13 of 19 attempts for a rate of 68.4%. Pertaining to grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 38 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 10 dimes for the game in addition to getting 9 steals and 2 rejections. When talking about defense, Auburn allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the field on 29 out of 58. Tennessee dished out 9 assists and 6 steals in this contest. In addition, the Volunteers pulled down 23 rebounds (9 offensive, 14 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Tennessee finished the game at 79.2% at the free throw line by making 19 of their 24 shots. They also made 8 of their 22 attempts from distance.
Samir Doughty is a player who was important in the game. He ended up finishing with 32 points on 10 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 32 mins played and totaled 2 rebounds. Doughty finished the game at 58.8% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. One more player that saw a lot of court time in this game for the Tigers was J'Von McCormick. He collected 4 rebounds and also totaled 3 dimes. He finished the game at 45.5% from the field in this game by going 5-of-11 (13 points). When the game finished, McCormick played for 30 min.
Saint Joseph's had a record of 6-26 last year. As an offensive team, the Hawks connected on 39.2% from the floor, which ranked them 343rd in the nation. Saint Joseph's totaled 2,208 pts last season (69.0 per game) and they snagged 35.1 rebounds per game. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 12.5 times per contest (229th in the country) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 12.9 times per contest. The Hawks were responsible for committing 17.3 fouls per game and they connected on 70.5% from the free throw line. The Hawks on the defensive end were ranked 340th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 79.5. The Saint Joseph's defense gave up 37.1% on 3-point attempts (244 of 657) and their opponents connected on 72.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They were able to force 10.3 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 46.6% from the floor (333rd in college hoops). They allowed 14.3 assists and 39.1 rebounds per contest, which ranked them 293rd and 337th in college basketball.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Saint Joseph's Hawks took a loss by a score of 77-70 when they played the George Mason Patriots. The Hawks were able to snag 19 defensive rebounds and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 24 for this contest. They also stuffed 3 attempts while recording 6 steals for this game. The Patriots committed 12 fouls for the game which took the Hawks to the free throw line for 14 tries. They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 57.1%. Regarding shots from downtown, Saint Joseph's knocked down 10 of 33 tries (30.3%). When the game finished, the Hawks finished 26 out of 63 from the field which had them shooting 41.3%. The Hawks allowed the Patriots to bury 29 of their 60 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 48.3% in this game. They shot 21.4% from beyond the arc via 3 out of 14 and ended up going 16 of 28 at the free throw line (57.1%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Saint Joseph's allowed George Mason to collect 44 in total (11 on the offensive glass).
Ryan Daly ended up being a major contributor for the Hawks in this game. He made 12 of 23 in this matchup for a rate of 52.2%, which had him finishing with 28 points. Daly snagged 5 boards in his 38 minutes and tallied 3 assists for this game. Another guy who was a determining factor for Saint Joseph's was Cameron Brown. He notched 10 points in his 36 minutes on the court by way of 4 of 10 shooting for the matchup. Brown walked away from this one going 40.0% from the field in addition to earning 3 dimes and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Auburn (-10.5)
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