Florida Gators vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 2/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Florida (+1)
The Florida Gators (11-6) head to Auburn Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Auburn Tigers (11-12). Florida opens this game as 1-point dogs. The total has been set at 153.
Florida will play this game with a record of 11-6 for the campaign. The Gators are connecting on 35.5% on three-point shots (119 of 335) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 76.3 points per contest (72nd in Division 1) while shooting 46.7% from the floor. They are turning it over 14.4 times per game and as a squad are committing 19.5 fouls per contest. As a team, Florida is grabbing 36.1 rebounds per game and is sitting with 209 dimes so far this year, which is 265th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. On the defensive end of the court, the Gators are forcing their opponents into 14.7 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.5 personal fouls. They are giving up 32.0% on 3-point attempts and they are 201st in college hoops in PPG allowed (70.8). The Gators are allowing a field goal percentage of 42.3% (425 of 1,005) and they relinquish 34.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They are ranked 104th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 214 relinquished on the season.
The Florida Gators stepped onto the hardwood against the Georgia Bulldogs and took home the win by a score of 70-63 in their last contest. Florida finished the contest having earned a 44.9% FG percentage (22 out of 49) and made 6 out of their 23 3-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Gators converted 20 of their 25 tries for a rate of 80.0%. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 36 with 5 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 9 assists in the game as well as earning 6 steals and 7 rejections. In relation to the defense, Florida allowed 44.9% from the floor on 22 of 49 shooting. Georgia dished out 9 dimes and had 12 steals for the game. On top of that, the Bulldogs had 29 rebounds (8 offensive, 21 defensive) and earned 7 blocks. Georgia finished the game shooting 68.8% at the charity stripe by burying 11 of their 16 attempts. They knocked down 4 out of their 20 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Tre Mann is someone who was a contributor for the matchup. He totaled 13 points on 4 of 7 shooting. He was on the court for 30 minutes and also snagged 3 rebounds. Mann finished 57.1% from the floor and also dished out 3 assists. Another guy that was a factor in this game for the Gators was Tyree Appleby. He snagged 5 boards and had 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 50.0% from the field in this contest via 2-of-4 (13 points). When this game wrapped up, Appleby was on the court for 22 min.
Auburn has a mark of 11-12 on the season. Auburn has earned 1,814 pts on the season (78.9 per game) and they pull in 39.3 boards per contest. The Tigers are committing 18.3 personal fouls per contest and they go 71.3% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers are connecting on 44.3% from the field, which has them ranked 173rd in the nation. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 15.3 times per contest (62nd in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 16.2 times per contest. The Tigers on defense are ranked 314th in college hoops in points given up per game with 77.3. They have forced 14.2 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 44.0% from the floor (210th in D-1). The Auburn defense gives up 32.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter (168 of 513) and opponents are connecting on 68.7% of their foul shots. They allow 12.7 assists and 36.2 boards every game, which is ranked 156th and 240th in the country.
The last time they took the court, the Auburn Tigers took a loss by a score of 104-80 when they played the LSU Tigers. The Tigers were able to corral 19 defensive boards and 17 offensive rebounds for a total of 36 in the matchup. They also rejected 9 attempts while recording 6 steals in this game. The Tigers earned 19 personal fouls for the game which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 22 tries. They were able to convert 19 of the free throws for a clip of 86.4%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Auburn buried 7 of their 28 attempts (25.0%). When the game finished, the Tigers walked away from this one shooting 27 out of 73 from the field which had them shooting 37.0%. The Tigers permitted the Tigers to knock down 39 of their 73 tries from the field which had them at 53.4% in this game. They finished 50.0% from downtown by going 11 of 22 and finished the game at 15 of 22 from the free throw line (68.2%). In reference to rebounds, Auburn allowed LSU to snag 42 in total (15 offensive).
Sharife Cooper ended up being a factor for the Tigers in the matchup. He knocked down 9 out of 17 in the game giving him a field goal percentage of 52.9%, which had him sitting at 26 points. Cooper grabbed 3 rebounds in his 32 minutes and had 2 dimes in the game. Another guy who came through for Auburn was Allen Flanigan. He totaled 13 points in 35 minutes played via 5 of 14 shooting in the matchup. Flanigan wrapped this one up going 35.7% from the field while also earning 5 dimes and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Auburn (-1)
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