Ole Miss Rebels vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Ole Miss (+4)
The Ole Miss Rebels (9-8) head to Auburn Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Auburn Tigers (10-9). Auburn opens this contest as 4-point favorites. The total is set at 139.5.
Ole Miss will enter this game with a win-loss mark of 9-8 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 68.1 pts per contest (253rd in the nation) while shooting 43.6% from the floor. The Rebels are connecting on 27.7% on shots from 3-point land (88 of 318) and 66.0% from the charity stripe. As a team, Ole Miss is snagging 36.8 boards per game and has accounted for 212 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 146th in the nation in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 13.8 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 17.4 fouls every game. On the defensive end of the court, the Rebels are able to force 17.0 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.4 fouls. They are 207th in college basketball in giving up assists with 205 conceded on the year. The Rebels are giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.6% (368 of 885) and they surrender 33.0 rebounds per contest as a team. They concede 36.7% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 23rd in the nation in PPG allowed (62.2).
The Ole Miss Rebels faced the Tennessee Volunteers and walked away with a win by a score of 52-50 in their last contest. Ole Miss wrapped up the game having earned a 39.2% FG percentage (20 out of 51) and converted 3 out of their 12 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Rebels buried 9 of their 14 tries for a rate of 64.3%. Concerning pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 28 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 7 assists for the contest while earning 8 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding the defense, Ole Miss allowed the other team to go 39.2% from the floor on 20 out of 51 shooting. Tennessee earned 14 assists and had 6 steals for the game. Additionally, the Volunteers collected 26 rebounds (3 offensive, 23 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Tennessee ended up shooting 62.5% when shooting free throws by converting 10 of their 16 tries. They knocked down 8 of their 19 attempts from beyond the arc.
Devontae Shuler is a player who was important for this game. He finished with 15 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He was on the court for 37 mins and also pulled down 7 boards. Shuler ended up going 41.2% from the floor but didn't record a dime. An additional guy that was a major factor in this matchup for the Rebels was Romello White. He grabbed 6 boards and also had 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 55.6% from the field in this matchup by connecting on 5-of-9 (14 points). When the game finished, White played for 33 min.
Auburn has a record of 10-9 so far this year. Auburn has totaled 1,497 pts for the year (78.8 per game) and they grab 39.1 boards per game. The Tigers are responsible for committing 18.2 fouls every game and they shoot 69.6% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers are connecting on 45.2% from the field, which is 128th in college basketball. They are earning an assist 15.5 times per game (64th in the nation) and they cough up possession 16.3 times per game. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 286th in D-1 in points given up per game with 75.7. They are forcing their opponents into 14.3 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the field (186th in college basketball). The Auburn defense allows 31.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (132 of 426) and their opponents are knocking down 69.2% of their foul shots. They have conceded 12.7 dimes and 35.8 boards per game, which is 164th and 210th in the country.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Auburn Tigers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 91-86 when they faced the Georgia Bulldogs. The Tigers snagged 23 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards for a total of 30 for this contest. They blocked 7 shots while getting 9 steals in this contest. The Bulldogs committed 21 fouls in this matchup which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 26 attempts. They were able to convert 20 of the free throw tries for a rate of 76.9%. Regarding shooting from beyond the arc, Auburn converted 8 of their 27 tries (29.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers finished the game shooting 29 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a rate of 48.3%. The Tigers permitted the Bulldogs to make 33 of 67 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 49.3% for this contest. They went 43.8% from 3-point land by shooting 7 out of 16 and ended up shooting 18 of 24 from the charity stripe (75.0%). In relation to rebounds, Auburn permitted Georgia to grab 37 overall (12 offensive).
Jaylin Williams was important for the Tigers for this contest. He knocked down 9 out of 14 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 64.3%, which got him 21 points. Williams had 5 rebounds in his 31 mins played and had 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Auburn was Sharife Cooper. He walked away with 19 points in his 35 minutes on the court via 5 out of 10 from the floor in this game. Cooper finished going 50.0% from the floor while also contributing 9 assists and 2 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ole Miss (+4)
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