Auburn Tigers vs Ole Miss Rebels Prediction, 1/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Ole Miss Rebels
Date: Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Location: The Pavilion at Ole Miss in Oxford, MS
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn (+5)
The Pavilion at Ole Miss is the venue where and the Ole Miss Rebels (5-3) will take on the Auburn Tigers (6-4) on Wednesday. The spread on this matchup has Ole Miss as 5-point favorites. The total is set at 138.5.
Auburn will play this game with a record of 6-4 for the season. They are averaging 75.7 pts per contest (124th in D-1) while shooting 45.3% from the floor. The Tigers are shooting 34.4% on shots from 3-point land (103 of 299) and 61.4% from the free throw line. As a unit, Auburn is snagging 38.5 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 155 dimes on the year, which ranks 54th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 16.9 times per contest and as a unit are committing 17.5 fouls per contest. When they are on the defensive end, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 14.8 turnovers every game while drawing 20.1 personal fouls. They are ranked 239th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 123 surrendered this season. The Tigers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 43.5% (258 of 593) and they surrender 33.5 boards per game as a squad. They give up 29.9% on 3-pointers and they are 219th in the country in points per game allowed (71.8).
The Auburn Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against the Texas A&M Aggies and ended up losing by a score of 68-66 in their last contest. Auburn wrapped up the game with a 42.1% field goal percentage (24 of 57) and buried 11 of their 33 shots from distance. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Tigers knocked down 7 of 9 tries for a rate of 77.8%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they collected 28 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 16 assists in this game as well as earning 9 steals and 3 blocked shots. With regard to the defense, Auburn allowed their opponent to shoot 42.1% from the field on 24 of 57 shooting. Texas A&M earned 11 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. Additionally, the Aggies totaled 28 rebounds (8 offensive, 20 defensive) and earned 3 blocks. Texas A&M finished the game at 81.8% when shooting free throws by making 9 of their 11 tries. They also made 9 of 28 shots from long range.
Jamal Johnson is one guy who was a contributor in this matchup. He racked up 20 points on 6 out of 16 shooting. He played 25 minutes and also grabbed 2 rebounds. Johnson shot 37.5% from the floor and earned 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in the game for the Tigers was Allen Flanigan. He collected 3 rebounds and had 4 dimes. He shot 54.5% from the field in this matchup by shooting 6-of-11 (16 points). When this game wrapped up, Flanigan was on the court for 36 min.
Ole Miss has a win-loss mark of 5-3 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Rebels are shooting 45.0% from the floor, which is ranked 163rd in D-1. Ole Miss has tallied 591 pts on the campaign (73.9 per contest) and they collect 39.9 rebounds per game. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.1 times per contest (145th in college basketball) and they turn it over 14.1 times per contest. The Rebels commit 19.0 fouls every game and they shoot 66.1% from the charity stripe. The Rebels defensively are ranked 18th in college hoops in points per game surrendered with 60.1. They have forced 19.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.9% from the floor (40th in college basketball). The Ole Miss defense gives up 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc (55 of 161) and their opponents are making 69.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 10.3 dimes and 33.4 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 34th and 100th in college hoops.
The last time they took the court, the Ole Miss Rebels took a loss by a score of 83-79 against the Wichita State Shockers. The Rebels were able to corral 14 defensive boards and 12 offensive boards totaling 26 for the game. They blocked 2 tries while recording 9 steals in this matchup. The Shockers earned 22 personal fouls in the game which got the Rebels to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They were able to convert 14 of those for a rate of 70.0%. In reference to 3-point shots, Ole Miss knocked down 9 of their 26 tries (34.6%). When the game finished, the Rebels shot 28 for 66 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 42.4%. The Rebels permitted the Shockers to make 26 of 50 attempts from the field which had them shooting 52.0% for the matchup. They finished shooting 45.0% from behind the 3-point line by going 9 out of 20 and finished the game at 22 out of 26 from the free throw line (84.6%). Regarding how they cleaned up the glass, Ole Miss allowed Wichita State to pull down 30 in total (5 offensive).
Devontae Shuler ended up being a major contributor for the Rebels for the game. He converted 7 out of 19 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 36.8%, which earned him 20 points. Shuler grabbed 3 boards in his 39 minutes and accumulated 4 assists in this contest. Another guy that ended being a contributor for Ole Miss was KJ Buffen. He walked away with 18 points in his 35 minutes on the court by going 6 of 13 from the floor for the contest. Buffen finished going 46.2% from the floor in addition to collecting 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Auburn (+5)
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