Alabama Crimson Tide vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 1/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Alabama (-4)
The Auburn Tigers (6-5) play the Alabama Crimson Tide (8-3) at Auburn Arena on Saturday. Auburn opens this matchup as 4-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 150.
Alabama will play this game with a mark of 8-3 for the campaign. The Crimson Tide are connecting on 32.3% on shots from downtown (103 of 319) and 67.2% from the free throw line. They are averaging 77.5 points per contest (94th in D-1) while shooting 42.2% from the floor. They are turning it over 13.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 18.2 fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Alabama is pulling in 41.3 boards per contest and is sitting with 146 dimes for the year, which ranks 91st in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. Defensively, the Crimson Tide are forcing their opponents into 15.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.1 personal fouls. The Crimson Tide are giving up a field goal percentage of 41.0% (278 of 678) and they relinquish 39.2 rebounds per contest as a team. They are ranked 210th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 121 relinquished for the campaign. They concede 31.9% on 3-point shots while they are 176th in D-1 in points per game allowed (69.8).
The Alabama Crimson Tide faced the Florida Gators and went home with a win by a final score of 86-71 in their last game. Alabama wrapped up the contest with a 46.3% FG percentage (31 of 67) and converted 8 of 20 shots from beyond the arc. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Crimson Tide made 16 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 76.2%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they collected 40 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 dimes in this matchup while earning 10 steals and 6 rejections. Concerning the defense, Alabama allowed 46.3% from the floor on 31 out of 67 shooting. Florida doled out 14 dimes and had 9 steals for the game. In addition, the Gators snagged 31 boards (12 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 6 blocked shots. Florida walked away from this one shooting 57.1% when shooting free throws by burying 8 of 14 shots. They converted 9 of 20 shots from downtown.
Jaden Shackelford is one guy who had an impact for the matchup. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He played 32 minutes played and totaled 3 boards. Shackelford finished the game shooting 41.7% from the field and earned 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a factor in this matchup for the Crimson Tide was Herbert Jones. He collected 5 rebounds and also tallied 2 assists. He ended up going 37.5% from the floor in this contest by going 6-of-16 (16 points). When the game finished, Jones played 22 min.
Auburn has a win-loss record of 6-5 so far this year. The Tigers are responsible for committing 17.2 fouls every game and they connect on 62.1% from the charity stripe. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.3 times per contest (87th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 16.8 times per contest. Auburn has scored 818 points so far this season (74.4 per game) and they pull in 38.4 rebounds per game. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are connecting on 44.4% from the field, which ranks them 182nd in the nation. The Tigers are ranked 220th in the country in points allowed per contest with 71.8. They are able to force 14.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 43.7% from the floor (212th in the country). The Auburn defense gives up 30.0% on 3-point shots (77 of 257) and their opposition knocks down 71.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 12.7 assists and 33.6 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 166th and 111th in those categories.
When they last played, the Auburn Tigers went home defeated by a final of 72-61 against the Ole Miss Rebels. The Tigers were able to collect 22 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for the game. They blocked 2 shots while recording 7 steals in this contest. The Rebels were called for 15 personal fouls for the game which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 9 tries. They were able to knock down 7 of the free throws for a clip of 77.8%. Pertaining to three-point shots, Auburn made 10 of their 30 tries (33.3%). Overall, the Tigers finished shooting 22 for 61 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.1%. The Tigers permitted the Rebels to knock down 27 of their 59 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 45.8% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 30.4% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 7 out of 23 and ended up shooting 11 out of 13 at the charity stripe (84.6%). In reference to how they rebounded, Auburn allowed Ole Miss to pull down 33 in all (8 on the offensive side).
Jaylin Williams was important for the Tigers in this game. He converted 7 of 14 in the game for a field goal rate of 50.0%, which had him sitting at 24 points. Williams grabbed 4 boards in his 30 mins and added 4 dimes for this game. Another guy who was a determining factor for Auburn was Jamal Johnson. He ended up scoring 11 points in his 34 minutes played by way of 4 of 14 from the floor for this contest. Johnson wrapped this one up going 28.6% from the field in addition to contributing 2 dimes and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Alabama (-4)
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