Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide Prediction, 3/1/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Alabama Crimson Tide
Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Location: Coleman Coliseum in Tuscaloosa, AL
Coleman Coliseum is the site where the Alabama Crimson Tide (25-4) will attempt to defeat the Auburn Tigers (19-10) on Wednesday.
The Auburn Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against Kentucky and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 86-54 in their last game. Auburn ended the game having earned a 33.9% field goal percentage (19 of 56) and made 7 of their 21 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Tigers knocked down 9 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 64.3%. In reference to grabbing rebounds, they earned 18 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 4 assists for the contest while creating 10 turnovers and having 5 steals. Pertaining to defending, Auburn let their opponent shoot 56.1% from the field on 32 of 57 shooting. Kentucky distributed 16 dimes and had 10 steals in this contest. Moreover, Kentucky totaled 38 rebounds (12 offensive, 26 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Kentucky finished shooting 93.3% from the free throw line by burying 14 of 15 attempts. They also buried 8 out of their 13 shots from 3-point range. When talking about personal fouls, the Tigers ended up finishing with 17 while Kentucky totaled 17 personal fouls.
Jaylin Williams is one guy who was a factor in this contest. He accumulated 13 points on 5 out of 14 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 29 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. He ended up shooting 35.7% from the field but had no dimes when the game ended.
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Auburn will enter this game with a mark of 19-10 so far this year. They are turning it over 12.6 times per game and as a basketball team they commit 19.0 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Auburn is snagging 37.0 rebounds per game and has racked up 410 assists for the year, which ranks 124th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Tigers are shooting 30.2% on shots from beyond the arc (183 of 605) and 70.5% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 72.1 points per contest (175th in D-1) while going 43.7% from the floor.
Defensively, the Tigers are able to force 13.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.5 fouls. They give up 28.4% on three-point shots while they are 66th in college hoops in opponents points per game (65.9). The Tigers are giving up a field goal percentage of 39.9% (653 of 1,638) and they surrender 34.9 boards per contest as a group. They are ranked 40th in D-1 in allowing assists with 311 surrendered on the season.
When they last played, the Alabama Crimson Tide got the victory with a final of 86-83 when they faced Arkansas. Concerning how they attacked the glass, Alabama allowed Arkansas to collect 33 in total (9 on the offensive glass). They went 50.0% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 out of 10 and ended up shooting 20 out of 29 at the charity stripe (69.0%). The Crimson Tide allowed Arkansas to make 29 out of 70 attempts from the field which had them shooting 41.4% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Crimson Tide finished 29 out of 64 from the floor which had them shooting 45.3%. In relation to shooting from distance, Alabama converted 3 of their 22 tries (13.6%). They were able to make 25 of the free throws for a rate of 83.3%. Arkansas had 25 personal fouls for the game which got the Crimson Tide to the charity stripe for 30 shots. They also gave up possession of the ball 16 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Crimson Tide were able to snag 33 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 44 in the matchup.
Brandon Miller ended up having an impact for the Crimson Tide in this contest. He made 8 out of 15 in this game giving him a rate of 53.3%, and tallied 6 rebounds. He racked up 24 points in his 38 mins of playing time, but wasn't able to earn an assist.
Alabama has a win-loss record of 25-4 for the season. On the offensive side of the court, the Crimson Tide are connecting on 45.2% from the floor, which ranks 155th in the nation. Alabama has tallied 2,417 pts this year (83.3 per contest) and they pull in 44.5 boards per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.1 times per contest (53rd in the nation) and they are turning it over 14.2 times per contest. The Crimson Tide have committed 18.8 fouls per contest and they hit 72.3% from the charity stripe.
The Alabama defense concedes 27.4% on 3-pointers (159 of 581) and their opponents are converting on 69.7% of their foul shots. They allow 10.3 assists and 37.2 total boards per game, which ranks them 24th and 330th in college hoops. The Crimson Tide on the defensive end are ranked 158th in D-1 in PPG given up with 69.1. They have forced 11.8 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 37.5% from the field (3rd in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Auburn
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