Troy Trojans vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Troy Trojans vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Troy (+17.5)
Auburn Arena is the venue where and the Auburn Tigers (4-2) will take on the Troy Trojans (4-3) on Saturday. Troy opens this game as 17.5-point dogs. The total is set at 137.5.
Troy will play this game with a win-loss mark of 4-3 on the season. The Trojans are shooting 22.4% on three-point shots (33 of 147) and 69.4% from the charity stripe. They average 59.9 points per game (310th in D-1) while going 34.0% from the field. They are turning it over 15.3 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 18.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Troy is pulling in 38.7 boards per game and has accounted for 62 assists for the campaign, which is 204th in Division 1 in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Trojans are forcing their opponents into 13.9 turnovers per game and they draw 21.6 personal fouls. They give up 33.1% on 3-point shots and they are 116th in college hoops in opponents PPG (66.6). The Trojans defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.2% (164 of 389) and they concede 36.1 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 212th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 76 conceded this season.
The Troy Trojans took the court against the Samford Bulldogs and earned the victory with a final of 79-71 in their last contest. Troy finished having earned a 31.7% field goal percentage (19 of 60) and converted 5 of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Trojans made 36 of their 44 attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. When talking about grabbing boards, they earned 43 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 10 assists for this contest while earning 7 steals and 6 blocks. Pertaining to defense, Troy allowed the other team to go 31.7% from the floor on 19 of 60. Samford distributed 14 assists and 6 steals in the matchup. Furthurmore, the Bulldogs pulled down 35 rebounds (7 offensive, 28 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Samford finished 47.1% at the charity stripe by burying 8 of their 17 shots. They also made 5 of their 23 tries from 3-point land.
Nick Stampley is a guy who was a contributor in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 17 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He played 38 minutes played and snagged 12 boards. Stampley finished the game at 41.7% from the field and distributed 2 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this matchup for the Trojans was Zay Williams. He grabbed 13 boards and collected 4 dimes. He finished the game at 44.4% from the floor in this matchup by shooting 4-of-9 (20 points). When this game wrapped up, Williams played 37 minutes.
Auburn has a win-loss record of 4-2 for the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers are shooting 42.9% from the field, which ranks 243rd in D-1. Auburn has accounted for 462 points so far this year (77.0 per game) and they average 40.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.2 times per game (141st in college basketball) and they turn it over 16.8 times per game. The Tigers commit 17.5 personal fouls per game and they hit 59.9% from the charity stripe. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 267th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 76.5. They have given up 14.2 assists and 36.8 boards every game, which has them ranked 239th and 217th in college hoops. The Auburn defense surrenders 30.7% on 3-pointers (43 of 140) and opponents are connecting on 67.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 45.1% from the floor (252nd in the nation).
For their last game, the Auburn Tigers went home victorious with a score of 80-63 when they faced the Texas Southern Tigers. The Tigers were able to pull down 21 defensive boards and 14 offensive boards totaling 35 in this contest. They turned away 6 tries while getting 8 steals in the game. The Tigers committed 23 personal fouls in this contest which took the Tigers to the free throw line for 32 attempts. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 62.5%. Regarding shots from beyond the arc, Auburn buried 4 out of their 23 attempts (17.4%). When this game wrapped up, the Tigers ended up going 28 for 61 from the floor which had them at 45.9%. The Tigers allowed the Tigers to bury 25 of 51 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 49.0% in the game. They finished shooting 45.5% from distance by going 5 out of 11 and ended up shooting 8 out of 9 at the free throw line (88.9%). In the matter of cleaning the glass, Auburn allowed Texas Southern to get 25 in total (4 offensive).
Justin Powell pitched in for the Tigers in the matchup. He converted 6 of 11 in this game for a rate of 54.5%, which earned him 15 points. Powell collected 7 rebounds in his 32 mins played and accounted for 6 assists in this game. One more player that ended up being a major factor for Auburn was Jaylin Williams. He was able to score 15 points in 26 minutes on the hardwood by going 6 out of 12 from the floor for this contest. Williams finished going 50.0% from the floor while also earning 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Auburn (-17.5) and under 137.5 points
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