Auburn Tigers vs Washington Huskies Prediction, 12/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Washington Huskies
Date: Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Location: Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle, WA
TV: Youtube TV
The Washington Huskies (9-3) will go up against the Auburn Tigers (9-2) at Alaska Airlines Arena on Wednesday.
The Auburn Tigers took the court against USC and took a loss by a score of 74-71 in their last game. In regard to fouls, the Tigers finished with 25 while USC finished the game with 15 fouls. They also buried 4 of their 13 tries from beyond the arc. USC finished the game shooting 81.5% at the charity stripe by knocking down 22 of 27 shots. On top of that, USC grabbed 19 boards (8 offensive, 11 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. USC recorded 12 dimes and had 13 steals in the game. Pertaining to defending, Auburn allowed 46.2% from the floor on 24 of 52 shooting. They also recorded 15 assists for the game as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 30 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Tigers knocked down 19 of 24 attempts for a percentage of 79.2%. Auburn finished the game having earned a 46.8% FG percentage (22 out of 47) and made 8 of 23 3-point shots.
Johni Broome is one guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He left the arena with 16 points on 7 of 8 shooting. He was on the court for 30 mins and grabbed 8 boards. He finished the game at 87.5% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist.
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Auburn enters this game with a mark of 9-2 on the season. They are turning it over 14.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.3 fouls per contest. As a unit, Auburn is snagging 38.7 boards per contest and has earned 148 assists on the season, which has them ranked 219th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Tigers are hitting 28.9% on shots from 3-point land (68 of 235) and 67.5% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 72.7 pts per game (174th in the nation) on 43.6% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Tigers have forced 14.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 18.9 personal fouls. They are conceding 27.3% on 3-point shots and they are 43rd in college basketball in PPG allowed (62.2). The Tigers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 39.0% (251 of 644) and they relinquish 34.6 boards per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 47th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 112 relinquished for the season.
In their last game, the Washington Huskies got the victory with a final of 90-55 when they played Idaho State. Regarding cleaning up the glass, Washington allowed Idaho State to get 26 in all (7 on the offensive side). They finished the game shooting 18.5% from distance by shooting 5 of 27 and finished the game at 8 out of 15 at the charity stripe (53.3%). The Huskies permitted Idaho State to convert 21 of 61 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 34.4% in this contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Huskies walked away from this one shooting 34 out of 62 from the floor which had them shooting 54.8%. In relation to three-point attempts, Washington made 9 out of their 22 tries (40.9%). They were able to bury 13 of the free throw tries for a clip of 81.3%. Idaho State committed 14 fouls in this game which got the Huskies to the free throw line for 16 shots. They gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while recording 8 steals for this contest. The Huskies were able to corral 34 defensive boards and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in this matchup.
Keyon Menifield ended up being a major contributor for the Huskies in this game. He made 4 out of 8 for the game for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and totaled 1 rebound. He accumulated 13 points in his 28 minutes on the court and tallied 7 assists in the matchup.
Washington has a mark of 9-3 on the campaign. As an offense, the Huskies are shooting 45.2% from the floor, which is 161st in Division 1. Washington has totaled 855 pts on the season (71.3 per contest) and they pull down 34.1 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 11.3 times per contest (329th in the nation) and they turn it over 13.4 times per game. The Huskies are committing 16.4 fouls per contest and they go 76.3% from the charity stripe.
The Washington defense allows 26.2% on shots from beyond the arc (75 of 286) and their opponents are knocking down 68.8% of their free throw shots. They surrender 13.3 assists and 34.7 total rebounds per game, which is 230th and 210th in the country. The Huskies on the defensive side of the court are 85th in the country in PPG surrendered with 64.6. They have forced 13.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 40.2% from the floor (71st in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Auburn
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