Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 12/11/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Location: State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA
The Nebraska Cornhuskers (5-5) are traveling to State Farm Arena on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Auburn Tigers (7-1).
The Nebraska Cornhuskers played Michigan and took a loss by a score of 102-67 in their last game. When it comes to fouls, the Cornhuskers ended up with 15 while Michigan totaled 18 fouls. They buried 15 of their 32 shots from downtown. Michigan finished the contest at 75.0% at the charity stripe by burying 9 of 12 tries. Additionally, Michigan snagged 50 rebounds (14 offensive, 36 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Michigan distributed 25 dimes and had 7 steals in this game. In reference to the defense, Nebraska let their opponent shoot 51.3% from the field on 39 of 76 shooting. They also doled out 6 assists for the game in addition to forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 4 steals. In reference to getting rebounds, they compiled 36 with 13 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Cornhuskers knocked down 16 of their 21 shots for a percentage of 76.2%. Nebraska finished the game with a 31.9% field goal percentage (23 out of 72) and made 5 out of their 35 shots from 3-point land.
Keisei Tominaga is a guy who was a factor for the contest. He ended up shooting 57.1% from the field and distributed 3 assists. He was on the court for 30 minutes played and also collected 8 boards. He totaled 31 points on 12 of 21 shooting.
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Nebraska enters this one with a mark of 5-5 for the season. They are averaging 76.1 pts per game (107th in college basketball) while going 42.7% from the field. The Cornhuskers are connecting on 25.4% on shots from 3-point land (65 of 256) and 73.0% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Nebraska is snagging 37.3 boards per contest and has tallied 130 dimes so far this season, which is 115th in college basketball in terms of passing the rock. They are losing possession via turnover 11.4 times per contest and as a group they commit 18.1 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
Defensively, the Cornhuskers are forcing their opponents into 16.1 turnovers every game while drawing 19.7 personal fouls. They give up 34.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 308th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (75.3). The Cornhuskers are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 40.8% (270 of 662) and they concede 45.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They are 305th in college basketball in giving up assists with 135 relinquished this season.
In their last game, the Auburn Tigers got the victory with a final of 86-64 when they played Yale. The Tigers pulled down 32 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 46 for the contest. They also gave up possession of the ball 7 times, while recording 8 steals in this matchup. Yale had 15 fouls for the contest which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 13 attempts. They were able to bury 8 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 61.5%. In terms of shooting from downtown, Auburn knocked down 12 of their 34 attempts (35.3%). Overall, the Tigers went 33 out of 75 from the field which had them at 44.0%. The Tigers permitted Yale to bury 21 of 65 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 32.3% in the matchup. They went 36.0% from three-point range by shooting 9 of 25 and finished the contest at 13 of 22 at the charity stripe (59.1%). In the matter of how they rebounded, Auburn permitted Yale to pull down 34 in all (7 offensive).
K.D. Johnson was important for the Tigers in this game. He knocked down 7 of 12 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, and added 2 rebounds. He earned 19 points in his 21 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
Auburn has a mark of 7-1 on the campaign. The Tigers are responsible for committing 18.8 fouls every game and they connect on 73.4% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 15.5 times per contest (60th in the country) and they cough up possession 10.8 times per contest. Auburn has accounted for 659 pts on the season (82.4 per game) and they average 39.5 rebounds per game. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers are shooting 44.6% from the field, which is ranked 169th in college basketball.
The Auburn defense allows 33.5% on shots from distance (58 of 173) and their opponents are connecting on 69.3% of their foul shots. They have surrendered 11.1 assists and 35.5 total rebounds per game, which is 103rd and 219th in those categories. The Tigers are ranked 159th in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 67.4. They are forcing 16.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 39.6% from the field (73rd in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Nebraska
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