Auburn Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers Prediction, 2/4/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Tennessee Volunteers
Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Location: Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN
Thompson-Boling Arena is where the Tennessee Volunteers (18-4) will compete against the Auburn Tigers (17-5) on Saturday.
The Auburn Tigers faced Georgia and walked away with a win by a score of 94-73 in their last game. Auburn ended the game with a 56.3% FG percentage (36 out of 64) and made 9 of 25 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Tigers converted 13 of 21 attempts for a percentage of 61.9%. With regard to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 34 with 11 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 22 assists in the matchup while forcing the other team into 13 turnovers and earning 8 steals. In regard to defending, Auburn let their opponent shoot 44.2% from the field on 23 out of 52 shooting. Georgia distributed 14 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Moreover, Georgia collected 26 rebounds (9 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Georgia finished the game shooting 68.4% at the charity stripe by making 13 of 19 shots. They knocked down 14 of 34 tries from beyond the perimeter. In regard to fouls, the Tigers finished with 16 while Georgia totaled 20 fouls.
Allen Flanigan is one player who was a major factor for the game. He walked away from this one shooting 80.0% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He was on the court for 29 mins played and also collected 1 board. He accounted for 22 points on 8 out of 10 shooting.
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Auburn comes into this game with a mark of 17-5 this year. They are turning it over 12.9 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 18.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Auburn is grabbing 37.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 325 assists on the season, which is 92nd in D-1 in terms of passing. The Tigers are shooting 29.9% on shots from downtown (136 of 455) and 69.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 73.4 pts per contest (148th in college basketball) while hitting 44.9% from the field.
Defensively, the Tigers are forcing 13.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 fouls. They are 27th in the country in giving up assists to their opponents with 225 surrendered for the year. The Tigers defensively are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 39.4% (490 of 1,243) and they surrender 33.9 rebounds per contest as a squad. They concede 27.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 57th in college hoops in points per game allowed (64.6).
For their last game, the Tennessee Volunteers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 67-54 against Florida. In reference to how they attacked the glass, Tennessee permitted Florida to grab 34 overall (4 offensive). They finished 35.0% from distance by shooting 7 of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 18 of 24 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Volunteers permitted Florida to knock down 21 out of their 48 tries from the floor which left them with a rate of 43.8% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Volunteers ended up shooting 19 out of 68 from the floor which gave them a rate of 27.9%. In reference to shooting from beyond the arc, Tennessee made 5 of 25 attempts (20.0%). They were able to knock down 11 of the free throw tries for a clip of 91.7%. Florida committed 11 fouls in this game which took the Volunteers to the free throw line for 12 tries. They gave up possession of the ball 9 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Volunteers snagged 25 defensive boards and 14 offensive rebounds totaling 39 for the matchup.
Zakai Zeigler ended up being a factor for the Volunteers in the game. He earned 15 points in his 36 minutes on the court and had 3 assists for the contest. He made 6 out of 19 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 31.6%, and accounted for 3 rebounds.
Tennessee has a mark of 18-4 for the year. As an offensive team, the Volunteers are hitting on 43.8% from the floor, which ranks them 231st in the nation. Tennessee has accounted for 1,617 points so far this year (73.5 per contest) and they average 39.9 rebounds per game. They are earning an assist 17.1 times per game (14th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.0 times per contest. The Volunteers are responsible for committing 17.0 fouls every game and they connect on 73.6% from the free throw line.
The Tennessee defense allows 22.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter (110 of 488) and their opposition makes 73.0% of their free throw attempts. They allow 9.0 assists and 31.8 total boards per game, which has them ranked 7th and 58th in Division 1. The Volunteers are ranked 3rd in college basketball in PPG allowed with 55.1. They are forcing 16.4 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 34.8% from the floor (1st in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Tennessee
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