Auburn Tigers vs UCF Knights Prediction, 11/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs UCF Knights
Date: Monday, November 30, 2020
Location: Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn (-1.5)
The Auburn Tigers (1-1) travel to Addition Financial Arena on Monday where they'll meet the UCF Knights (16-14 last season). The odds on this matchup have Auburn as 1.5-point favorites. The total opens at 142.
Auburn enters this game with a win-loss mark of 1-1 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 81.5 pts per contest (73rd in college hoops) while hitting 40.2% from the field. The Tigers are connecting on 29.9% on shots from beyond the arc (20 of 67) and 70.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Auburn is grabbing 44.0 rebounds per game and has earned 28 dimes for the season, which is 98th in D-1 in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 17.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 21.0 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Tigers have forced 13.5 turnovers per contest while drawing 24.5 personal fouls. They are surrendering 29.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 339th in college basketball in points per game allowed (90.5). The Tigers defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 47.9% (68 of 142) and they surrender 41.5 boards per game as a team. They are ranked 333rd in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 39 surrendered this season.
The Auburn Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against the Gonzaga Bulldogs and took a loss by a score of 90-67 in their last game. Auburn wrapped up the game having earned a 37.3% field goal percentage (22 of 59) and converted 11 of 35 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 12 of their 15 attempts for a rate of 80.0%. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 32 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 12 dimes for this contest as well as getting 9 steals and 7 blocks. Pertaining to defending, Auburn allowed 37.3% from the field on 22 of 59. Gonzaga doled out 19 assists and 7 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Bulldogs snagged 39 boards (10 offensive, 29 defensive) and earned 7 blocks. Gonzaga went 70.6% at the free throw line by making 12 of their 17 attempts. They made 6 of 21 shots from beyond the arc.
Allen Flanigan is someone who saw a lot of court time in this game. He accumulated 20 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 29 minutes played and totaled 5 boards. Flanigan finished the game at 63.6% from the floor and also totaled 3 assists. An additional guy that was a contributor in this game for the Tigers was Devan Cambridge. He pulled down 3 rebounds and also earned 3 assists. He finished the contest at 25.0% from the field in this game by connecting on 2-of-8 (6 points). Overall, Cambridge was on the court for 21 min.
UCF had a record of 16-14 last year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Knights connected on 43.1% from the floor, which had them ranked 144th in the nation. UCF tallied 2,067 points over the course of last season (68.9 per game) and they collected 34.6 rebounds per game. They dished out assists 13.5 times per game (131st in college basketball) and they turned the ball over 13.8 times per game. The Knights committed 16.6 fouls per contest and they shot 71.1% from the charity stripe. The Knights on the defensive side of the court were 214th in college basketball in PPG given up with 67.9. The UCF defense allowed 31.7% on three-point shots (202 of 637) and their opponents knocked down 74.9% of their free throw attempts. They forced 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allowed teams to shoot 42.0% from the field (229th in college hoops). They allowed 14.1 dimes and 35.6 boards on a nightly basis, which was ranked 272nd and 237th in college hoops.
The last time they took the hardwood, the UCF Knights went home victorious with a score of 94-62 when they faced the East Carolina Pirates. The Knights recorded 25 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 31 in the matchup. They rejected 2 shots while earning 9 steals in this game. The Pirates were called for 17 personal fouls for this contest which took the Knights to the charity stripe for a total of 17 attempts. They were able to bury 13 of the free throw tries for a clip of 76.5%. With respect to shots from downtown, UCF converted 15 of 29 tries (51.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Knights finished 33 for 61 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.1%. The Knights permitted the Pirates to convert 25 out of their 56 tries from the field which had them sitting at 44.6% for the contest. They finished 22.2% from three-point range by going 4 out of 18 and finished the contest at 8 out of 12 at the free throw line (66.7%). Concerning cleaning up the glass, UCF permitted East Carolina to snag 27 in total (6 offensive).
Dazon Ingram ended up seeing a lot of time on the hardwood for the Knights for the matchup. He knocked down 3 out of 6 for the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, which got him 10 points. Ingram grabbed 8 rebounds in his 30 mins and accounted for 7 dimes for the contest. Another guy that ended up playing a role for UCF was Darin Green. He was able to score 23 points in his 27 minutes played via 9 out of 13 shooting in this contest. Green ended the game having shot 69.2% from the floor in addition to totaling 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Auburn (-1.5)
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