Auburn Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 1/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
Location: Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, AR
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn (+6.5)
Bud Walton Arena is the site where and the Arkansas Razorbacks (10-4) will play the Auburn Tigers (8-6) on Wednesday. Auburn opens this matchup as 6.5-point underdogs. The over/under is set at 154.5.
Auburn heads into this contest with a mark of 8-6 for the season. They are turning it over 17.1 times per game and as a team they commit 18.1 personal fouls per game. As a team, Auburn is collecting 38.7 boards per contest and has accounted for 215 assists for the season, which has them ranked 28th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Tigers are shooting 32.8% on shots from 3-point land (131 of 400) and 66.2% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 76.4 points per outing (96th in Division 1) while hitting 45.1% from the floor. When they are on defense, the Tigers have forced 15.1 turnovers per game and they draw 20.4 personal fouls. The Tigers are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.1% (366 of 849) and they concede 34.9 boards per contest as a squad. They currently rank 255th in D-1 in allowing assists with 169 relinquished on the season. They are giving up 30.1% on 3-pointers while they are 241st in college hoops in points per game allowed (72.9).
The Auburn Tigers faced the Kentucky Wildcats and walked away with a win by a score of 66-59 in their last game. Auburn ended with a 38.3% field goal percentage (23 out of 60) and knocked down 5 of their 24 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Tigers converted 15 of 21 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. When it comes to hauling in boards, they collected a total of 37 with 14 of them being offensive. They also recorded 11 dimes in this contest while earning 7 steals and 4 blocks. In the matter of defense, Auburn let their opponent shoot 38.3% from the floor on 23 out of 60 shooting. Kentucky distributed 7 dimes and had 10 steals in this game. Additionally, the Wildcats totaled 35 boards (13 offensive, 22 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Kentucky went 56.3% at the free throw line by burying 9 of 16 shots. They converted 4 out of their 17 shots from beyond the arc.
Allen Flanigan is someone who was important in the matchup. He ended up finishing with 21 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He was on the court for 32 minutes and also snagged 9 boards. Flanigan finished shooting 42.9% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Tigers was Devan Cambridge. He collected 5 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He ended up shooting 62.5% from the field in this matchup by shooting 5-of-8 (13 points). In all, Cambridge played 25 min.
Arkansas has a win-loss mark of 10-4 so far this season. The Razorbacks are committing 17.2 fouls per contest and they connect on 74.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 14.9 times per game (98th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 12.9 times per game. Arkansas has accumulated 1,193 pts this year (85.2 per game) and they grab 42.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Razorbacks are hitting on 44.4% from the floor, which has them ranked 176th in the nation. The Razorbacks defensively are ranked 188th in the nation in points allowed per contest with 70.6. They surrender 11.8 dimes and 35.8 rebounds per game, which ranks them 110th and 210th in those categories. The Arkansas defense gives up 31.7% on shots from distance (102 of 322) and their opponents are making 69.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 15.0 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.1% from the field (92nd in college basketball).
In their last game, the Arkansas Razorbacks went home defeated by a final of 90-59 when they faced the Alabama Crimson Tide. The Razorbacks were able to corral 23 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 31 for this game. They rejected 5 tries while recording 9 steals in this contest. The Crimson Tide had 16 personal fouls for the contest which took the Razorbacks to the free throw line for 18 attempts. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 72.2%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Arkansas made 4 of their 17 tries (23.5%). When the final whistle was blown, the Razorbacks finished 21 out of 63 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 33.3%. The Razorbacks allowed the Crimson Tide to make 31 of 64 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 48.4% in this game. They finished 41.7% from beyond the arc by going 15 of 36 and finished the game at 13 out of 17 from the charity stripe (76.5%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Arkansas allowed Alabama to grab 35 overall (5 on the offensive glass).
Moses Moody was important for the Razorbacks in this matchup. He converted 10 of 25 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which gave him 28 points. Moody grabbed 9 rebounds in his 35 mins played and had 2 dimes for the game. An additional guy who was a determining factor for Arkansas was Jalen Tate. He ended up scoring 10 points in his 29 minutes played by going 4 out of 9 shooting in the game. Tate ended the game having shot 44.4% from the field while also contributing 3 dimes and 4 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Auburn (+6.5)
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