Auburn Tigers vs Texas A&M Aggies Prediction, 1/2/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Texas A&M Aggies
Date: Saturday, January 2, 2021
Location: Reed Arena in College Station, TX
Odds/Point Spread: Auburn (+1)
Reed Arena is the venue where and the Texas A&M Aggies (5-2) will take on the Auburn Tigers (6-3) on Saturday. Texas A&M opens this matchup as 1-point favorites. The total is set at 135.
Auburn steps onto the court with a mark of 6-3 for the season. They turn the ball over 16.8 times per game and as a squad they are committing 17.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Auburn is grabbing 39.4 boards per game and has accounted for 139 dimes this season, which has them ranked 54th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Tigers are shooting 34.6% on shots from 3-point land (92 of 266) and 60.7% from the free throw line. They average 76.8 points per outing (111th in college basketball) while going 45.7% from the field. On the defensive end, the Tigers are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.9 personal fouls. The Tigers defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 43.4% (233 of 537) and they surrender 33.2 rebounds per game as a group. They rank 247th in the country in allowing assists to their opponents with 112 conceded on the year. They are surrendering 29.6% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 217th in the nation in PPG allowed (72.2).
The Auburn Tigers faced off with the Arkansas Razorbacks and took a loss by a score of 97-85 in their last contest. Auburn finished the game with a 51.9% field goal percentage (28 out of 54) and knocked down 15 out of their 29 shots from distance. From the free throw line, the Tigers converted 14 of their 24 tries for a percentage of 58.3%. In relation to hauling in rebounds, they earned 33 with 10 of them being offensive. They also distributed 18 assists for the game as well as earning 6 steals and 5 blocks. Pertaining to the defense, Auburn let their opponent shoot 51.9% from the floor on 28 of 54 shooting. Arkansas earned 13 assists and had 13 steals in the game. Moreover, the Razorbacks grabbed 32 rebounds (12 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 5 rejections. Arkansas shot 77.4% at the free throw line by making 24 of 31 attempts. They also made 9 of their 28 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Jamal Johnson is someone who was a major factor in this contest. He was able to score 21 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 23 minutes played and pulled down 2 rebounds. Johnson walked away from this one shooting 63.6% from the field and dished out 2 assists. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Tigers was Allen Flanigan. He snagged 10 boards and collected 3 assists. He walked away from this one shooting 54.5% from the floor in the game by connecting on 6-of-11 (19 points). When the final whistle blew, Flanigan was on the hardwood for 29 min.
Texas A&M has a record of 5-2 for the year. Texas A&M has totaled 484 points for the season (69.1 per game) and they pull in 33.7 rebounds per contest. The Aggies are committing 18.0 fouls every game while shooting 69.9% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Aggies are shooting 45.5% from the field, which is 158th in the country. They are dishing out assists 13.3 times per contest (192nd in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 16.4 times per contest. The Aggies are ranked 46th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 63.0. They relinquish 16.3 dimes and 30.0 boards per contest, which ranks 300th and 29th in those categories. The Texas A&M defense surrenders 34.5% on 3-point shots (61 of 177) and opponents are connecting on 58.6% of their free throw shots. They are able to force 17.3 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 42.9% from the floor (193rd in college hoops).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Texas A&M Aggies took a loss by a final score of 77-54 when they played the LSU Tigers. The Aggies were able to corral 20 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards for a total of 31 in the game. They rejected 3 tries while earning 4 steals for this contest. The Tigers committed 15 personal fouls in the game which took the Aggies to the charity stripe for 13 attempts. They were able to make 7 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 53.8%. With respect to shots from distance, Texas A&M made 5 of 26 attempts (19.2%). When the game finished, the Aggies shot 21 for 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 38.2%. The Aggies permitted the Tigers to make 30 of 64 attempts from the floor which had them at 46.9% for this contest. They finished the game shooting 33.3% from 3-point land by hitting 9 of 27 and ended up going 8 of 9 from the charity stripe (88.9%). In relation to cleaning the glass, Texas A&M permitted LSU to get 39 in total (15 offensive).
Quenton Jackson was important for the Aggies in this matchup. He converted 6 out of 10 for this contest for a field goal rate of 60.0%, which earned him 17 points. Jackson had 2 rebounds in his 33 minutes played and had 2 assists in the game. One more player that ended being a contributor for Texas A&M was Emanuel Miller. He left the arena with 14 points in 34 minutes played via 6 out of 7 shooting in the game. Miller ended up shooting 85.7% from the floor while earning 2 assists and 8 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Auburn (+1)
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