Missouri Tigers vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 1/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Missouri Tigers vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Missouri (+1.5)
Auburn Arena is the venue where and the Auburn Tigers (9-7) will play the Missouri Tigers (10-2) on Tuesday. The line on this matchup has Auburn as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 147.
Missouri will enter this matchup with a mark of 10-2 so far this season. They have an average of 72.4 pts per game (175th in D-1) while going 45.7% from the floor. The Tigers are shooting 29.0% on shots from distance (70 of 241) and 72.7% from the free throw line. As a unit, Missouri is pulling in 37.3 boards per game and has racked up 152 assists this season, which has them ranked 233rd in the country in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 14.1 times per contest and as a team they are committing 20.2 personal fouls per contest. Defensively, the Tigers are forcing 12.7 turnovers every game and they draw 19.7 fouls. The Tigers defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 39.6% (282 of 712) and they concede 34.2 boards per game as a unit. They are ranked 58th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 124 conceded on the year. They are giving up 28.6% on three-point shots while they are 82nd in the country in PPG allowed (66.4).
The Missouri Tigers played the Tennessee Volunteers and walked away with a win by a score of 73-64 in their last contest. Missouri ended the contest with a 43.9% field goal percentage (25 of 57) and knocked down 8 out of their 19 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Tigers converted 15 of their 20 attempts for a percentage of 75.0%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they collected a total of 31 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists in this game while having 10 steals and 2 blocks. When discussing defense, Missouri allowed the other team to shoot 43.9% from the floor on 25 out of 57 shooting. Tennessee recorded 12 assists and had 4 steals for the game. Furthurmore, the Volunteers pulled down 25 rebounds (9 offensive, 16 defensive) and added 2 blocks. Tennessee finished the contest at 61.9% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of their 21 attempts. They also made 9 out of their 22 shots from three-point range.
Xavier Pinson is one guy who was a factor for the contest. He walked away with 27 points on 10 of 14 shooting. He played 30 minutes and totaled 4 rebounds. Pinson finished the game at 71.4% from the floor and dished out 2 dimes. One more player that played a role in the matchup for the Tigers was Dru Smith. He grabbed 4 rebounds and accounted for 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 38.9% from the floor in the matchup by shooting 7-of-18 (18 points). When the game finished, Smith played 36 min.
Auburn has a mark of 9-7 this season. Auburn has scored 1,251 points this season (78.2 per game) and they grab 38.9 boards per game. The Tigers are committing 18.1 fouls per game and they connect on 67.6% from the charity stripe. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers are connecting on 45.5% from the field, which ranks them 117th in the country. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.4 times per game (74th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 16.9 times per contest. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 258th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 73.8. The Auburn defense gives up 30.4% on shots from 3-point land (108 of 355) and opponents are making 69.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 12.4 dimes and 34.9 boards per contest, which ranks them 141st and 162nd in college basketball. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.2% from the field (189th in college hoops).
When they last stepped on the court, the Auburn Tigers went home victorious with a score of 109-86 when they played the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Tigers pulled down 26 defensive rebounds and 13 offensive boards totaling 39 for this game. They turned away 6 shots while recording 4 steals in this game. The Gamecocks had 16 fouls in the matchup which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for 16 tries. They were able to make 15 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 93.8%. With regard to three-point shots, Auburn made 14 out of 27 attempts (51.9%). When all was said and done, the Tigers walked away from this one shooting 40 for 77 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 51.9%. The Tigers allowed the Gamecocks to make 28 of their 68 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.2% for this game. They shot 37.5% from 3-point land by shooting 9 of 24 and finished the contest at 21 of 29 from the free throw line (72.4%). Concerning rebounding, Auburn permitted South Carolina to get 31 in all (12 on the offensive side).
Allen Flanigan was important for the Tigers in this matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 12 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which gave him 24 points. Flanigan collected 6 boards in his 32 mins and added 4 assists for the game. One more player that was important for Auburn was Jaylin Williams. He ended up scoring 18 points in his 23 minutes played by going 8 out of 12 from the floor for the matchup. Williams ended up shooting 66.7% from the floor while collecting 2 dimes and 7 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Auburn (-1.5)
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