Miami Hurricanes vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 3/20/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, SC
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+8)
Bon Secours Wellness Arena is where the Auburn Tigers (28-5) will compete against the Miami Hurricanes (24-10) on Sunday. Auburn opens as 8-point favorites from oddsmakers. The over/under comes in at 144.
The Miami Hurricanes stepped onto the hardwood against USC and took home the win by a score of 68-66 in their last game. Miami ended the game having earned a 42.9% field goal percentage (24 of 56) and made 1 of 14 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Hurricanes made 19 of 25 attempts for a percentage of 76.0%. In terms of rebounding, they compiled 25 with 3 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists for the game while forcing the other team into 18 turnovers and getting 12 steals. With regard to the defense, Miami allowed the other team to shoot 48.0% from the field on 24 of 50 shooting. USC dished out 16 dimes and had 1 steal for the contest. Additionally, USC had 35 rebounds (6 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't notch a block. USC finished the game at 60.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 9 of 15 shots. They also made 9 out of their 21 tries from beyond the perimeter. When talking about fouls, the Hurricanes ended up finishing with 14 while USC recorded 16 fouls.
Isaiah Wong is a guy who was a major contributor for the game. He went 58.3% from the field and earned 1 assist. He played 24 mins and also grabbed 4 rebounds. He ended up finishing with 22 points on 7 of 12 shooting.
Get all of our NCAA Basketball Picks Tonight
Miami enters this contest with a mark of 24-10 this season. They lose possession via turnover 9.4 times per game and as a group are committing 14.9 fouls per game. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 30.3 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 476 dimes this year, which ranks 69th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Hurricanes are connecting on 34.7% on shots from beyond the arc (242 of 697) and 74.4% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 74.6 points per contest (81st in Division 1) while hitting 47.7% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Hurricanes are forcing 13.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.2 fouls. They are surrendering 35.4% on shots from distance and they are 228th in D-1 in opponents points per game (70.9). The Hurricanes defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 46.6% (904 of 1,940) and they relinquish 34.6 boards per game as a squad. They rank 349th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 515 surrendered on the year.
For their last game, the Auburn Tigers got the win with a final of 80-61 when they faced Jacksonville State. In relation to cleaning the glass, Auburn allowed Jacksonville State to snag 31 in all (10 on the offensive glass). They shot 32.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 8 out of 25 and walked away from this one shooting 15 of 18 at the free throw line (83.3%). The Tigers permitted Jacksonville State to convert 19 of 61 tries from the floor which had them sitting at 31.1% for the contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Tigers ended up shooting 28 out of 63 from the field which gave them a percentage of 44.4%. In terms of 3-point attempts, Auburn converted 9 of 24 attempts (37.5%). They were able to bury 15 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 68.2%. Jacksonville State earned 21 fouls for this game which got the Tigers to the free throw line for a total of 22 attempts. They also gave up possession 10 times, while getting 2 steals for this contest. The Tigers corralled 29 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards totaling 46 for this contest.
Walker Kessler ended up being a factor for the Tigers in this matchup. He converted 6 out of 11 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 54.5%, and had 10 rebounds. He earned 13 points in his 31 minutes on the court and had 1 assist for the matchup.
Auburn has a win-loss mark of 28-5 so far this year. The Tigers have committed 18.5 fouls every game and they hit 73.1% from the free throw line. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 14.8 times per game (57th in the nation) and they turn it over 12.1 times per game. Auburn has accounted for 2,599 points for the year (78.8 per game) and they collect 40.2 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offensive execution, the Tigers are shooting 44.0% from the field, which is 182nd in college hoops.
The Tigers on defense are ranked 107th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 66.8. They are able to force 14.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 38.2% from the floor (4th in D-1). The Auburn defense allows 31.3% on 3-point shots (222 of 710) and their opponents are connecting on 73.2% of their free throw shots. They have relinquished 11.0 dimes and 36.5 rebounds every game, which ranks them 56th and 290th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Auburn (-8)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of this Weeks Free College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks Expert College Basketball Picks