Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 3/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn (+12)
Coleman Coliseum is the site where and the Alabama Crimson Tide (19-6) will take on the Auburn Tigers (12-13) on Tuesday. Auburn opens this matchup as 12-point underdogs. The total opens at 156.
Auburn comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 12-13 on the campaign. They lose possession by turning the ball over 16.2 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.1 personal fouls every game. As a team, Auburn is grabbing 39.3 rebounds per game and has 375 assists for the year, which ranks 24th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Tigers are shooting 32.9% on 3-pointers (228 of 694) and 70.6% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 77.9 pts per contest (44th in D-1) while shooting 43.8% from the field. Defensively, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 14.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.2 fouls. They are 281st in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 318 relinquished so far this year. The Tigers defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 43.9% (694 of 1,580) and they relinquish 36.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They surrender 33.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 309th in college hoops in opponents points per game (76.9).
The Auburn Tigers took the court against the Tennessee Volunteers and earned the victory with a final of 77-72 in their last game. Auburn ended having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (22 out of 55) and made 9 of their 26 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Tigers buried 24 of their 37 tries for a percentage of 64.9%. In regard to rebounding, they compiled 36 with 14 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 9 dimes in the matchup while forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 8 steals. Concerning defense, Auburn allowed the other team to shoot 41.3% from the field on 26 of 63 shooting. Tennessee distributed 14 assists and had 6 steals in this game. Additionally, Tennessee grabbed 30 rebounds (11 offensive, 19 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Tennessee went 90.0% from the free throw line by converting 9 of 10 shots. They made 11 out of their 28 shots from three-point range.
Allen Flanigan is a player who played a role for this contest. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He saw the court for 36 minutes and pulled down 7 rebounds. Flanigan walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and totaled 3 dimes. Another guy that was a major factor in this game for the Tigers was Devan Cambridge. He grabbed 6 rebounds in 33 minutes on the court. He ended up shooting 29.4% from the field in the game by going 5-of-17 (15 points). When all was said and done, Cambridge went home without an assist.
Alabama has a win-loss mark of 19-6 for the season. The Crimson Tide commit 19.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 72.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.2 times per game (107th in the country) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per game. Alabama has scored 1,990 pts this year (79.6 per game) and they grab 40.4 boards per game. As an offense, the Crimson Tide are hitting on 43.0% from the floor, which is ranked 238th in the nation. The Crimson Tide on the defensive end are ranked 193rd in the nation in points per game surrendered with 70.4. The Alabama defense gives up 28.7% on 3-point shots (148 of 515) and opponents are making 69.1% of their free throw shots. They surrender 10.9 assists and 38.6 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 42nd and 313th in those categories. They are forcing their opponents into 15.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.7% from the floor (46th in the nation).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Alabama Crimson Tide went home victorious with a score of 64-59 when they played the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Crimson Tide were able to pull down 28 defensive boards and 16 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 in this contest. They coughed up the ball 14 times, while getting 11 steals in the game. The Bulldogs had 17 personal fouls for the game which got the Crimson Tide to the free throw line for a total of 17 shots. They were able to convert 15 of the free throw tries for a clip of 88.2%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Alabama made 7 out of their 28 tries (25.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Crimson Tide went 21 for 65 from the field which gave them a percentage of 32.3%. The Crimson Tide allowed the Bulldogs to convert 24 of their 59 tries from the field which gave them a rate of 40.7% for the contest. They finished 8.3% from 3-point land by shooting 1 out of 12 and ended up shooting 10 out of 17 at the free throw line (58.8%). In relation to how they cleaned up the glass, Alabama allowed Mississippi State to snag 38 in total (10 on the offensive glass).
Jaden Shackelford pitched in for the Crimson Tide in the matchup. He converted 5 out of 14 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 35.7%, and earned 6 rebounds. Shackelford scored 15 points in his 31 minutes on the court, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Alabama was John Petty. He ended up with 2 assists in 33 mins played, and he converted 2 of 9 from the floor. Petty wrapped this one up going 22.2% from the field as well as collecting 9 points and 5 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Auburn (+12)
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