Memphis Tigers vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Memphis Tigers vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
TV: SECN Alt
Odds/Point Spread: Memphis (-4)
The Memphis Tigers (4-2) go to State Farm Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Auburn Tigers (2-2). Memphis opens this game as 4-point favorites. The total is set at 145.5.
Memphis enters this one with a win-loss mark of 4-2 this year. They are losing possession via turnover 13.7 times per contest and as a team they commit 20.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Memphis is collecting 41.5 rebounds per contest and has earned 101 assists for the season, which is 13th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Tigers are hitting 30.7% on three-point attempts (43 of 140) and 69.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 77.2 points per contest (131st in the country) on 42.3% from the floor. On defense, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 18.3 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.7 fouls. They are ranked 257th in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 70 conceded on the season. The Tigers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 38.0% (126 of 332) and they concede 36.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 32.3% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 74th in the country in opponents PPG (63.3).
The Memphis Tigers faced off with the MVSU Delta Devils and walked away with a win by a score of 94-57 in their last game. Memphis finished having earned a 48.1% field goal percentage (37 out of 77) and converted 6 out of their 26 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Tigers made 14 of their 24 attempts for a rate of 58.3%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 53 with 21 of them being offensive. They also dished out 25 assists for the game as well as getting 11 steals and 11 blocks. In regard to defending, Memphis allowed 48.1% from the floor on 37 of 77. MVSU recorded 12 assists and 3 steals for this contest. In addition, the Delta Devils collected 24 rebounds (3 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 11 blocked shots. MVSU ended up shooting 30.0% at the charity stripe by making 3 of their 10 shots. They also made 12 of 32 shots from distance.
D.J. Jeffries is one player who saw a lot of action in the game. He ended up with 21 points on 8 of 14 shooting. He played for 32 minutes and grabbed 9 rebounds. Jeffries finished the game at 57.1% from the floor and also earned 2 assists. One more player that came through in the matchup for the Tigers was Lester Quinones. He pulled down 11 rebounds and had 7 assists. He ended up shooting 55.6% from the field in the matchup by going 5-of-9 (14 points). Overall, Quinones was on the court for 30 minutes.
Auburn has a win-loss mark of 2-2 so far this season. Auburn has accounted for 308 points on the campaign (77.0 per game) and they average 42.5 rebounds per game. The Tigers are committing 19.3 fouls per contest while shooting 60.6% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Tigers are shooting 41.6% from the field, which is 269th in Division 1. They are earning an assist 16.0 times per contest (84th in the nation) and they turn the ball over 18.8 times per contest. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 279th in Division 1 in PPG allowed with 81.3. They have forced 14.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the field (258th in Division 1). The Auburn defense gives up 29.6% on 3-pointers (32 of 108) and their opponents are making 71.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 14.8 dimes and 36.5 boards per game, which is 230th and 187th in those categories on the defensive end.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Auburn Tigers walked away with a victory by a final of 90-81 when they faced the South Alabama Jaguars. The Tigers corralled 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in this game. They also stuffed 4 attempts while getting 6 steals for the matchup. The Jaguars were called for 18 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 14 attempts. They were able to knock down 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 57.1%. When talking about shooting from distance, Auburn buried 22 of their 41 attempts (53.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Tigers went 30 out of 54 from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 55.6%. The Tigers allowed the Jaguars to convert 30 out of 58 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.7% in this game. They finished 30.4% from downtown by going 7 of 23 and finished the game at 14 of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). Concerning cleaning the glass, Auburn permitted South Alabama to snag 20 in total (4 on the offensive glass).
Justin Powell ended up being important for the Tigers in this matchup. He converted 7 out of 9 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 77.8%, which earned him 26 points. Powell grabbed 4 rebounds in his 31 mins and totaled 9 dimes for the game. An additional guy that was pivotal for Auburn was Jaylin Williams. He notched 13 points in 31 minutes played via 5 of 8 from the floor in the game. Williams ended the game having shot 62.5% from the field and also earning 4 assists and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Auburn (+4)
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