Arkansas Razorbacks vs Auburn Tigers Prediction, 1/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Arkansas Razorbacks vs Auburn Tigers
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2023
Location: Neville Arena in Auburn, AL
Neville Arena is the location where the Auburn Tigers (11-2) will take on the Arkansas Razorbacks (11-2) on Saturday.
The Arkansas Razorbacks played Missouri and earned the victory with a final of 74-68 in their last game. With respect to fouls, the Razorbacks ended up with 19 and Missouri recorded 23 fouls. They also buried 6 of 19 tries from 3-point land. Missouri ended up shooting 66.7% when shooting free throws by knocking down 14 of 21 attempts. In addition, Missouri snagged 22 rebounds (8 offensive, 14 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Missouri earned 12 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. Regarding defense, Arkansas let their opponent shoot 44.4% from the floor on 24 of 54 shooting. They also recorded 13 assists in this contest while creating 9 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they collected 37 with 13 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Razorbacks knocked down 16 of 23 tries for a rate of 69.6%. Arkansas ended the contest with a 48.1% field goal percentage (26 out of 54) and knocked down 6 out of their 21 3-point attempts.
Ricky Council is a player who was a contributor in this game. He finished the game shooting 40.0% from the floor and earned 1 assist. He played for 31 minutes and collected 7 rebounds. He finished with 25 points on 6 of 15 shooting.
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Arkansas will enter this contest with a record of 11-2 this season. They currently have an average of 77.7 points per game (74th in college hoops) while shooting 48.5% from the field. The Razorbacks are connecting on 30.0% on 3-point shots (63 of 210) and 71.6% from the free throw line. As a team, Arkansas is pulling down 35.6 boards per contest and has 181 assists for the year, which has them ranked 251st in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 12.5 times per game and as a unit are committing 17.2 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on the defensive end, the Razorbacks are able to force 18.1 turnovers per game while drawing 18.1 fouls. They are giving up 28.4% from 3-point land while they are 39th in the nation in PPG allowed (61.8). The Razorbacks are giving up a shooting percentage of 41.0% (291 of 709) and they concede 31.5 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 9th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 124 conceded on the campaign.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Auburn Tigers took a defeat with a final score of 76-64 when they faced Georgia. In regard to how they attacked the glass, Auburn permitted Georgia to snag 34 in all (8 on the offensive side). They went 40.0% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 6 of 15 and ended up going 22 of 32 at the free throw line (68.8%). The Tigers allowed Georgia to make 24 out of their 53 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.3% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Tigers shot 24 for 69 from the floor which gave them a rate of 34.8%. In reference to 3-point shots, Auburn made 6 of their 28 tries (21.4%). They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. Georgia committed 19 personal fouls for the game which got the Tigers to the free throw line for 16 shots. They gave up possession 10 times, while recording 6 steals in this game. The Tigers snagged 23 defensive boards and 16 offensive boards for a total of 39 for this contest.
Johni Broome was important for the Tigers in this matchup. He tallied 22 points in his 29 minutes of playing time, but didn't get an assist. He buried 9 out of 17 in this game for a field goal percentage of 52.9%, and earned 12 rebounds.
Auburn has a win-loss mark of 11-2 for the campaign. As an offensive team, the Tigers are connecting on 44.2% from the field, which is ranked 202nd in D-1. Auburn has earned 945 pts for the year (72.7 per game) and they pull in 39.1 boards per contest. They are dishing out assists 14.3 times per contest (131st in college basketball) and they turn it over 14.2 times per game. The Tigers have committed 19.0 fouls per contest while shooting 67.1% from the charity stripe.
The Auburn defense allows 26.2% on shots from beyond the arc (61 of 233) and opponents are making 65.8% of their free throw shots. They have given up 9.8 assists and 33.3 total boards per game, which has them ranked 24th and 131st in those categories on the defensive end. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 39th in college basketball in PPG given up with 61.8. They are able to force 14.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 38.9% from the field (28th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Arkansas
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