Alabama Crimson Tide vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 2/1/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Alabama Crimson Tide vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
The Auburn Tigers (20-1) will try to beat the Alabama Crimson Tide (14-7) at Auburn Arena on Tuesday.
The Alabama Crimson Tide took the court against Baylor and notched a win by a score of 87-78 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Crimson Tide finished with 19 while Baylor totaled 21 personal fouls. They made 9 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. Baylor finished the game at 77.3% at the free throw line by burying 17 of 22 shots. Additionally, Baylor had 25 rebounds (12 offensive, 13 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Baylor recorded 11 dimes and had 8 steals in the matchup. In terms of the defense, Alabama allowed 46.4% from the field on 26 out of 56 shooting. They also distributed 16 assists for this contest in addition to forcing the other team into 16 turnovers and getting 10 steals. Concerning grabbing rebounds, they collected 26 with 7 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Crimson Tide made 22 of 26 shots for a percentage of 84.6%. Alabama walked away from the game having earned a 59.2% FG percentage (29 out of 49) and converted 7 of 21 3-pointers.
Jaden Shackelford is one player who was a contributor in this matchup. He walked away with 19 points on 5 of 12 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes and collected 9 rebounds. He finished the game at 41.7% from the floor and dished out 5 assists.
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Alabama heads into this game with a mark of 14-7 this year. They are giving up possession 13.7 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.0 fouls per contest. As a team, Alabama is collecting 39.9 rebounds per contest and has accumulated 303 dimes for the season, which ranks 81st in college hoops in terms of passing. The Crimson Tide are shooting 31.0% on 3-pointers (191 of 616) and 71.8% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 81.4 pts per contest (11th in the country) while hitting 45.3% from the floor.
On the defensive end of the court, the Crimson Tide are able to force 13.3 turnovers per game while drawing 19.0 personal fouls. They surrender 31.9% on three-point shots while they are 317th in the nation in PPG allowed (74.9). The Crimson Tide defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.4% (561 of 1,293) and they relinquish 35.6 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 179th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 250 conceded on the campaign.
In their last game, the Auburn Tigers got the victory with a final of 86-68 when they faced Oklahoma. In the matter of cleaning the glass, Auburn allowed Oklahoma to collect 24 in total (7 offensive). They shot 29.6% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 out of 27 and ended up going 18 of 25 at the free throw line (72.0%). The Tigers permitted Oklahoma to convert 21 of 54 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 38.9% in this game. At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers shot 29 for 63 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.0%. When it comes to shooting from 3-point land, Auburn converted 6 out of their 23 attempts (26.1%). They were able to knock down 22 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 84.6%. Oklahoma earned 21 fouls in the matchup which took the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 26 shots. They also turned it over 10 times, while getting 9 steals for the contest. The Tigers were able to corral 27 defensive boards and 12 offensive rebounds totaling 39 in the matchup.
Walker Kessler ended up being important for the Tigers in this contest. He accumulated 21 points in his 31 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to notch an assist. He knocked down 9 of 11 for the game for a field goal rate of 81.8%, and had 9 rebounds.
Auburn has a record of 20-1 on the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Tigers are connecting on 45.2% from the floor, which ranks them 119th in D-1. Auburn has scored 1,674 points so far this season (79.7 per game) and they collect 39.1 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 15.0 times per game (69th in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.4 times per game. The Tigers commit 17.9 fouls per game and they hit 73.5% from the charity stripe.
The Auburn defense gives up 31.4% from downtown (142 of 452) and their opponents are making 71.8% of their free throw shots. They allow 10.9 dimes and 35.0 boards per game, ranking them 54th and 193rd in D-1. The Tigers on the defensive end are ranked 80th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 65.4. They are forcing 15.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 39.1% from the floor (19th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Auburn
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