George Mason Patriots vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: George Mason Patriots vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: Neville Arena in Auburn, AL
Neville Arena is the location where the Auburn Tigers (28-6 last year) will take on the George Mason Patriots (14-16 last season) on Monday.
The George Mason Patriots played Fordham and took a loss by a final of 54-49 in their last game of last year. Regarding personal fouls, the Patriots ended up with 16 while Fordham finished the game with 13 personal fouls. They also made 5 out of their 19 shots from distance. Fordham finished the game shooting 68.4% from the charity stripe by burying 13 of their 19 attempts. Moreover, Fordham grabbed 45 boards (12 offensive, 33 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Fordham doled out 8 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. Concerning defending, George Mason allowed the other team to go 32.1% from the floor on 18 of 56 shooting. They also doled out 11 dimes for the contest in addition to creating 11 turnovers and earning 6 steals. Regarding hauling in rebounds, they collected a total of 32 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. From the charity stripe, the Patriots converted 5 of 9 shots for a percentage of 55.6%. George Mason walked away from the contest having earned a 34.5% field goal percentage (19 of 55) and made 6 of their 27 shots from downtown.
Josh Oduro is a player who was important for this contest. He notched 11 points on 5 of 9 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes and collected 10 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 55.6% from the field and also distributed 2 dimes.
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George Mason comes into this matchup after finishing with a win-loss record of 14-16 last year. They gave up possession 12.2 times per game and as a basketball team committed 16.0 fouls every game. As a team, George Mason pulled down 34.7 boards per game and had 424 assists over the course of last season, which ranked 157th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Patriots shot 35.8% on shots from distance (280 of 783) and 69.4% from the free throw line. They averaged 70.7 pts per contest (184th in the nation) while going 44.6% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Patriots forced their opponents into 11.6 turnovers per game and they drew 17.1 fouls. They were ranked 74th in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 359 relinquished last year. The Patriots gave up an opponent FG percentage of 42.3% (720 of 1,702) and they relinquished 33.0 rebounds per game as a squad. They surrendered 34.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they were 159th in the nation in points per game from their opponents (68.5).
When they last stepped on the hardwood last year, the Auburn Tigers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 79-61 against Miami. Concerning rebounds, Auburn permitted Miami to grab 34 in total (4 on the offensive glass). They shot 20.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 3 out of 15 and finished the game at 12 of 15 from the free throw line (80.0%). The Tigers permitted Miami to convert 32 of 66 tries from the field which had them shooting 48.5% for the contest. When the final whistle was blown, the Tigers finished 21 for 69 from the floor which had them shooting 30.4%. In relation to shots from distance, Auburn made 5 of their 26 attempts (19.2%). They were able to make 14 of the free throws for a clip of 73.7%. Miami had 11 fouls in this matchup which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 19 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while recording 1 steal in this matchup. The Tigers corralled 29 defensive rebounds and 14 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 in this contest.
Jaylin Williams pitched in for the Tigers in this game. He earned 12 points in his 18 mins of playing time, but wrapped up this contest with no dimes. He buried 5 of 8 in this game for a field goal percentage of 62.5%, and accumulated 4 rebounds.
Auburn had a mark of 28-6 last year. When it comes to executing on offense, the Tigers connected on 43.5% from the field, which was ranked 209th in college hoops. Auburn had 2,660 pts last year (78.2 per contest) and they grabbed 40.4 rebounds per contest. They earned an assist 14.7 times per contest (62nd in college basketball) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 12.1 times per game. The Tigers were responsible for committing 18.5 personal fouls per contest and they hit 73.1% from the charity stripe.
The Auburn defense allowed 31.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter (225 of 725) and their opposition knocked down 73.3% of their free throw attempts. They conceded 11.2 assists and 36.5 rebounds every game, which had them ranked 68th and 291st in Division 1. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court were 118th in the nation in points per game surrendered with 67.2. They forced 14.5 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 38.6% from the floor (9th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Auburn
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