Tennessee Volunteers vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 2/27/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, February 27, 2021
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Odds/Point Spread: Tennessee (-4.5)
The Auburn Tigers (11-13) host the Tennessee Volunteers (16-6) at Auburn Arena on Saturday. Auburn opens this contest as 4.5-point dogs. The O/U has been set at 141.5.
Tennessee heads into this game with a win-loss record of 16-6 on the campaign. They are averaging 72.8 points per game (142nd in D-1) while shooting 44.5% from the field. The Volunteers are hitting 34.3% on 3-pointers (143 of 417) and 74.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Tennessee is grabbing 35.7 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 330 assists so far this season, which ranks 53rd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.1 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 16.1 fouls on a nightly basis. On the defensive end, the Volunteers are forcing their opponents into 15.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 20.2 personal fouls. They are ranked 124th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 227 surrendered for the year. The Volunteers are giving up a shooting percentage of 40.1% (485 of 1,208) and they surrender 33.2 rebounds per game as a group. They surrender 31.8% on 3-point shots while they are 21st in D-1 in PPG allowed (62.5).
The Tennessee Volunteers played the Vanderbilt Commodores and took home the win by a score of 70-58 in their last contest. Tennessee wrapped up the contest having earned a 45.1% FG percentage (23 out of 51) and buried 6 out of their 19 3-point attempts. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Volunteers converted 18 of 22 shots for a rate of 81.8%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 34 with 7 of them being offensive. They also doled out 11 assists for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 18 turnovers and having 9 steals. In the matter of defense, Tennessee allowed their opponent to shoot 38.9% from the field on 21 out of 54 shooting. Vanderbilt dished out 9 assists and had 3 steals for the matchup. Additionally, Vanderbilt grabbed 26 rebounds (6 offensive, 20 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Vanderbilt went 50.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 3 of 6 attempts. They also converted 13 of 33 attempts from distance.
Victor Bailey is someone who was a contributor for the game. He notched 21 points on 7 out of 14 shooting. He played for 33 minutes played and also pulled down 3 rebounds. Bailey walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the field and totaled 3 dimes. An additional guy that played a role in this matchup for the Volunteers was Jaden Springer. He grabbed 3 rebounds in 31 minutes played on the night. He shot 62.5% from the field in this contest via 5-of-8 (20 points). When the final whistle was blown, Springer accounted for 2 assists.
Auburn has a record of 11-13 on the campaign. On the offensive side of the court, the Tigers are shooting 44.0% from the floor, which ranks 193rd in the country. Auburn has earned 1,871 points on the season (78.0 per contest) and they grab 39.3 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 15.3 times per game (67th in the nation) and they turn it over 16.4 times per contest. The Tigers have committed 18.2 fouls per game and they connect on 71.0% from the free throw line. The Tigers are ranked 310th in college basketball in points given up per game with 77.1. The Auburn defense allows 32.8% on shots from 3-point land (175 of 533) and their opponents are converting on 68.7% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 12.7 dimes and 36.3 boards per game, which has them ranked 155th and 245th in college hoops. They are forcing 14.2 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 44.0% from the floor (215th in D-1).
When they last played, the Auburn Tigers took a loss by a final score of 74-57 against the Florida Gators. The Tigers pulled down 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 32 for the contest. They coughed it up 21 times, while earning 6 steals for this contest. The Gators were called for 20 personal fouls in this game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 22 shots. They were able to make 14 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 63.6%. When it comes to 3-pointers, Auburn knocked down 7 out of their 31 attempts (22.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers finished shooting 18 out of 51 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.3%. The Tigers permitted the Gators to bury 28 out of their 63 attempts from the field which had them shooting 44.4% for this game. They shot 35.0% from 3-point land by going 7 out of 20 and ended up going 11 out of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). When it comes to how they attacked the glass, Auburn allowed Florida to pull down 37 in total (11 offensive).
Devan Cambridge was important for the Tigers in this contest. He buried 5 of 13 for this game for a rate of 38.5%, and added 2 rebounds. Cambridge accumulated 14 points in his 34 mins on the court and tallied 1 assist in this contest. An additional guy that ended up playing a role for Auburn was Jaylin Williams. He ended up with 2 dimes in his 29 minutes played, and he shot 5 out of 12 from the floor. Williams finished going 41.7% from the floor while also notching 11 points and 3 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Auburn (+4.5)
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