Florida Gators vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida Gators vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Auburn Arena in Auburn, AL
Auburn Arena is the location where the Auburn Tigers (13-1) will compete against the Florida Gators (9-4) on Saturday.
The Florida Gators played Alabama and took a loss by a score of 83-70 in their last game. Florida finished having earned a 42.3% field goal percentage (22 of 52) and knocked down 8 out of their 23 three-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Gators made 18 of their 28 attempts for a rate of 64.3%. With respect to hauling in boards, they earned a total of 35 with 13 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 12 assists for the matchup while forcing 11 turnovers and having 5 steals. When talking about the defense, Florida allowed 40.3% from the floor on 29 out of 72 shooting. Alabama dished out 16 dimes and had 13 steals for the matchup. In addition, Alabama had 35 rebounds (16 offensive, 19 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Alabama went 84.2% from the free throw line by burying 16 of 19 tries. They also made 9 of their 32 shots from beyond the arc. When discussing fouls, the Gators walked away with 20 and Alabama totaled 21 fouls.
Colin Castleton is a guy who was a factor for this game. He ended up finishing with 19 points on 7 out of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes and also totaled 7 rebounds. He finished the game at 70.0% from the floor and also totaled 1 assist.
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Florida comes into this game with a win-loss record of 9-4 on the season. They have an average of 73.7 points per outing (147th in college basketball) while hitting 43.0% from the field. The Gators are hitting 31.5% on shots from distance (101 of 321) and 71.9% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Florida is pulling in 37.5 rebounds per game and has 169 assists on the season, which is 207th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 13.5 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 15.6 fouls on a nightly basis.
On the defensive end, the Gators are forcing 16.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.5 personal fouls. They are relinquishing 28.6% on shots from downtown while they are 43rd in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (61.7). The Gators defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 42.7% (305 of 714) and they surrender 33.7 boards per game as a basketball team. They are 54th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 132 relinquished on the season.
For their last game, the Auburn Tigers got the victory with a final of 81-66 when they played South Carolina. The Tigers recorded 22 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for this contest. They also turned it over 17 times, while getting 9 steals in this matchup. South Carolina was called for 20 fouls in this matchup which got the Tigers to the charity stripe for 23 shots. They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 73.9%. Concerning 3-point attempts, Auburn knocked down 6 out of their 13 attempts (46.2%). When the final whistle was blown, the Tigers finished 29 out of 55 from the field which gave them a percentage of 52.7%. The Tigers allowed South Carolina to make 24 of 59 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 40.7% for this contest. They shot 41.7% from 3-point land by going 10 out of 24 and finished the contest at 8 out of 13 at the free throw line (61.5%). When talking about how they cleaned up the glass, Auburn allowed South Carolina to collect 29 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Wendell Green ended up being a factor for the Tigers for the matchup. He scored 22 points in his 28 mins on the court and added 5 assists in this matchup. He made 7 out of 15 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 46.7%, and had 5 rebounds.
Auburn has a win-loss record of 13-1 this year. The Tigers have committed 18.1 personal fouls every game while shooting 71.3% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 15.4 times per game (79th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.9 times per game. Auburn has scored 1,124 pts this season (80.3 per game) and they grab 39.6 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Tigers are shooting 44.9% from the field, which ranks them 151st in the nation.
The Tigers are ranked 87th in college basketball in PPG surrendered with 64.3. They have forced 16.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 38.0% from the field (19th in college basketball). The Auburn defense surrenders 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc (98 of 308) and their opposition knocks down 68.9% of their foul shots. They allow 10.7 assists and 36.1 boards every game, which ranks them 69th and 252nd in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Auburn
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