Texas Southern Tigers vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 12/15/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas Southern Tigers vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Texas Southern (+13.5)
Auburn Arena is the site where and the Auburn Tigers (3-2) will take on the Texas Southern Tigers (2-3) on Tuesday. Auburn opens this game as 13.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 148.5.
Texas Southern steps onto the hardwood with a record of 2-3 on the campaign. The Tigers are connecting on 26.3% on shots from 3-point land (20 of 76) and 64.0% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 73.2 points per game (176th in D-1) while hitting 44.2% from the field. They cough up possession 13.8 times per game and as a team they are committing 17.8 fouls per game. As a team, Texas Southern is pulling in 41.0 rebounds per game and has tallied 61 assists on the season, which ranks 171st in the nation in terms of passing. On defense, the Tigers have forced 14.2 turnovers per game while drawing 18.6 fouls. They are 212th in Division 1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 69 surrendered on the season. The Tigers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.0% (120 of 300) and they surrender 37.4 boards per game as a team. They give up 28.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 194th in the country in PPG allowed (71.4).
The Texas Southern Tigers faced off with the LeTourneau Yellow Jackets and earned the victory with a final of 103-60 in their last game. Texas Southern wrapped up the game having earned a 54.4% FG percentage (43 of 79) and knocked down 5 out of their 22 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Tigers converted 12 of 22 shots for a rate of 54.5%. With regard to rebounding, they earned a total of 49 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 28 assists in the game while having 10 steals and 4 rejections. In regard to defense, Texas Southern allowed the other team to shoot 54.4% from the field on 43 of 79. LeTourneau distributed 13 assists and 12 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Yellow Jackets collected 40 boards (12 offensive, 28 defensive) and added 4 blocked shots. LeTourneau finished the contest at 72.7% from the charity stripe by burying 8 of 11 attempts. They also buried 4 out of their 38 tries from beyond the arc.
John WalkerI is a guy who saw a lot of action for this game. He left the arena with 35 points on 15 of 18 shooting. He played 20 mins played and also grabbed 7 rebounds. WalkerI ended up shooting 83.3% from the floor and also totaled 3 dimes. Another guy that saw a lot of time on the hardwood in this matchup for the Tigers was Yahuza Rasas. He pulled down 5 rebounds and earned 2 assists. He finished the contest at 62.5% from the floor for the contest by connecting on 5-of-8 (10 points). In all, Rasas played for 16 minutes.
Auburn has a win-loss record of 3-2 for the season. The Tigers are responsible for committing 18.8 fouls per game while shooting 59.2% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 15.2 times per contest (98th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 18.4 times per contest. Auburn has accounted for 382 pts for the year (76.4 per game) and they pull in 41.4 boards per game. As an offensive team, the Tigers are shooting 42.2% from the floor, which ranks 261st in the nation. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 274th in D-1 in points given up per game with 79.2. They concede 14.6 assists and 38.6 rebounds every game, which is ranked 241st and 258th in college basketball. The Auburn defense gives up 29.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (38 of 129) and their opposition knocks down 66.0% of their foul shots. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 44.5% from the floor (222nd in college hoops).
For their last game, the Auburn Tigers went home victorious with a score of 74-71 when they played the Memphis Tigers. The Tigers earned 23 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 35 in the matchup. They rejected 3 tries while earning 4 steals in this game. The Tigers were called for 25 personal fouls for the contest which got the Tigers to the free throw line for 26 attempts. They were able to convert 14 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 53.8%. In the matter of shots from 3-point land, Auburn made 6 of their 24 attempts (25.0%). When the game finished, the Tigers went 27 out of 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 45.0%. The Tigers allowed the Tigers to convert 27 of their 71 tries from the floor which had them at 38.0% in this contest. They finished 28.6% from 3-point land by going 6 of 21 and ended up shooting 11 out of 23 from the free throw line (47.8%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Auburn allowed Memphis to collect 46 overall (23 on the offensive side).
Justin Powell was pivotal for the Tigers in this matchup. He made 9 out of 13 for the game for a field goal percentage of 69.2%, which got him 26 points. Powell collected 8 rebounds in his 33 mins played and had 2 dimes in the matchup. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Auburn was Allen Flanigan. He racked up 16 points in 32 minutes played via 5 of 10 from the floor for the game. Flanigan wrapped this one up going 50.0% from the floor in addition to earning 2 assists and 4 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Auburn (-13.5) and over 148.5 points
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