Auburn Tigers vs South Florida Bulls Prediction, 11/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs USF Bulls
Date: Friday, November 19, 2021
Location: Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL
The Auburn Tigers (2-0) are traveling to Amalie Arena on Friday where they will play the USF Bulls (2-1).
The Auburn Tigers faced off with UL Monroe and went home with a win by a final score of 93-65 in their last game. Regarding fouls, the Tigers ended up with 22 while UL Monroe finished the game with 25 fouls. They also made 5 of their 20 attempts from beyond the arc. UL Monroe went 58.3% when shooting free throws by converting 14 of 24 attempts. Additionally, UL Monroe pulled down 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. UL Monroe recorded 8 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. Regarding defending, Auburn allowed the other team to go 41.8% from the floor on 23 of 55 shooting. They also doled out 17 assists for this game as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and having 9 steals. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they earned 39 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Tigers knocked down 25 of their 32 attempts for a percentage of 78.1%. Auburn ended with a 48.3% FG percentage (29 of 60) and knocked down 10 of their 25 3-point shots.
Jabari Smith is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He ended up walking away with 23 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes and also grabbed 10 rebounds. He finished the contest at 58.3% from the floor and recorded 2 dimes.
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Auburn enters this contest with a record of 2-0 so far this season. They have an average of 85.0 points per outing (62nd in the country) while connecting on 47.3% from the floor. The Tigers are connecting on 33.9% on 3-point shots (19 of 56) and 74.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, Auburn is grabbing 37.0 boards per contest and is sitting with 29 dimes for the season, which is 299th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 8.0 times per game and as a team they commit 17.0 fouls every game.
On defense, the Tigers are able to force 16.5 turnovers per game and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 26.3% on shots from downtown while they are 66th in the country in points per game allowed (59.5). The Tigers defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 39.5% (45 of 114) and they concede 34.5 rebounds per contest as a team. They are 3rd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 14 conceded on the season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the USF Bulls got the victory with a final of 56-54 when they faced North Carolina A&T. The Bulls pulled down 25 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 in the matchup. They turned the ball over 13 times, while earning 8 steals for the game. North Carolina A&T committed 17 fouls in the game which got the Bulls to the free throw line for a total of 20 tries. They were able to bury 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 65.0%. In the matter of shots from beyond the arc, South Florida converted 5 of their 22 attempts (22.7%). When the game finished, the Bulls went 19 for 59 from the field which had them shooting 32.2%. The Bulls permitted North Carolina A&T to knock down 23 of their 61 tries from the field which had them sitting at 37.7% for this game. They went 20.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 5 out of 24 and walked away from this one shooting 3 of 5 at the charity stripe (60.0%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, South Florida allowed North Carolina A&T to pull down 35 overall (8 offensive).
Caleb Murphy ended up being a factor for the Bulls in the matchup. He made 4 out of 8 in the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and tallied 2 rebounds. He had 12 points in his 30 minutes of playing time and tallied 6 dimes for this contest.
South Florida has a mark of 2-1 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Bulls are shooting 36.5% from the floor, which ranks 337th in the country. South Florida has totaled 172 points for the season (57.3 per game) and they pull down 38.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 13.0 times per game (209th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 11.3 times per game. The Bulls are responsible for committing 11.3 personal fouls per game and they go 64.7% from the charity stripe.
The Bulls defensively are ranked 16th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 53.7. They are forcing their opponents into 13.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 39.6% from the field (124th in the country). The South Florida defense gives up 23.4% on shots from beyond the arc (15 of 64) and opponents are connecting on 69.6% of their free throw shots. They give up 11.0 dimes and 35.0 boards on a nightly basis, which is 129th and 183rd in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Auburn
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