Auburn Tigers vs Baylor Bears Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Baylor Bears
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Ferrell Center in Waco, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn (+14.5)
The Auburn Tigers (10-7) travel to Ferrell Center on Saturday where they'll take on the Baylor Bears (15-0). Auburn opens this game as 14.5-point underdogs. The total has been set at 157.5.
Auburn heads into this game with a record of 10-7 so far this year. They are averaging 78.8 points per outing (56th in Division 1) while shooting 45.3% from the floor. The Tigers are hitting 33.5% on shots from 3-point land (158 of 471) and 69.2% from the free throw line. As a team, Auburn is pulling in 39.3 rebounds per game and has accumulated 260 assists so far this season, which is 20th in the nation in terms of passing. They turn the ball over 16.6 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.3 fouls every game. When they are on defense, the Tigers are forcing 14.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.8 personal fouls. They give up 30.0% on shots from distance and they are 266th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (74.3). The Tigers defense is allowing a FG percentage of 42.8% (453 of 1,058) and they surrender 35.1 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 283rd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 211 conceded so far this year.
The Auburn Tigers played the Missouri Tigers and earned the victory with a final of 88-82 in their last game. Auburn ended the contest having earned a 41.8% FG percentage (23 of 55) and buried 6 out of their 21 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Tigers converted 36 of their 44 attempts for a percentage of 81.8%. With regard to rebounding, they earned 40 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 dimes in the game in addition to having 2 steals and 14 blocks. Concerning the defense, Auburn let their opponent shoot 41.8% from the field on 23 out of 55 shooting. Missouri recorded 12 assists and had 7 steals in this game. Furthurmore, the Tigers pulled down 39 rebounds (14 offensive, 25 defensive) and earned 14 blocks. Missouri finished 66.7% when shooting free throws by burying 18 of 27 shots. They also buried 6 of 25 tries from 3-point range.
Sharife Cooper is a guy who played a role in the game. He walked away with 28 points on 5 out of 12 shooting. He played 28 minutes and also collected 8 rebounds. Cooper walked away from this one shooting 41.7% from the field and earned 7 assists. One more player that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Tigers was JT Thor. He collected 5 boards and accounted for 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 44.4% from the field in the game via 4-of-9 (12 points). When the final whistle blew, Thor played 28 minutes.
Baylor has a mark of 15-0 on the season. Baylor has scored 1,312 pts for the season (87.5 per contest) and they pull in 37.9 boards per game. The Bears commit 16.9 fouls per contest and they go 70.6% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bears are hitting on 50.8% from the field, which ranks them 22nd in Division 1. They are getting an assist 18.6 times per game (8th in Division 1) and they are turning it over 12.6 times per contest. The Bears are ranked 18th in college hoops in PPG given up with 61.8. They are able to force 18.9 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.7% from the field (69th in college basketball). The Baylor defense gives up 31.4% on 3-point shots (87 of 277) and opponents are converting on 67.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 11.6 assists and 30.8 total rebounds per game, ranking them 85th and 32nd in Division 1.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Baylor Bears walked away with a victory by a final of 107-59 against the Kansas State Wildcats. The Bears were able to snag 28 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in the game. They stuffed 4 tries while earning 14 steals for the game. The Wildcats had 16 personal fouls for the game which got the Bears to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to bury 8 of the free throw tries for a rate of 72.7%. In terms of shots from downtown, Baylor converted 17 of 28 tries (60.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Bears shot 41 out of 71 from the floor which gave them a rate of 57.7%. The Bears allowed the Wildcats to make 18 out of their 52 tries from the floor which left them shooting 34.6% in the matchup. They went 23.8% from 3-point land by going 5 of 21 and walked away from this one shooting 18 out of 24 from the free throw line (75.0%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Baylor allowed Kansas State to pull down 23 overall (5 offensive).
Davion Mitchell pitched in for the Bears for this game. He made 12 of 16 for this game for a field goal percentage of 75.0%, which had him finishing with 31 points. Mitchell totaled 2 boards in his 28 minutes played and tallied 5 assists for this game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Baylor was MaCio Teague. He totaled 18 points in his 23 minutes on the hardwood by way of 6 of 11 from the floor in the matchup. Teague ended up shooting 54.5% from the field while also totaling 5 dimes and 6 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Auburn (+14.5)
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