Davidson Wildcats vs Auburn Tigers 11/08/2019 Picks, Game Analysis and Preview
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Davidson Wildcats vs Auburn Tigers 11/08/2019 – The Auburn Tigers will look to build from their opening day win against the Georgia Southern Eagles and will play the debuting Davidson Wildcats on Friday, November 8, 6:00 PM at the Alumni Hall Annapolis. It will be a test for the Wildcats after the Tigers got their feet wet. Auburn is the favorites to win the game according to NCAA Basketball Games Today Odds.
Davidson Wildcats vs Auburn Tigers 11/08/2019
All the starters of the Wildcats are back for another season and they are expected to be led by Jon Axel Gudmundsson. He will have help from Kellan Grady and Sophomore Luke Frampton this season. The team finished last season with a 23-8 record and was second in the Atlantic 10. They got beaten up by St. Louis during the semifinals and got a surprise in the NIT against Lipscomb in the first round. KiShawn Pritchett will also be a key player this year along with Carter Collins. Expect Luka Brajkovic to man the boards for the Davidson Wildcats while Frampton will stretch the floor.
Players to Watch: Jon Axel Gudmundsson (16.9 PPG, 7.3 RBS, and 4.8 APG), Luka Brajkovic (11.1 PPG, 6.0 RPG, and 1.1 BPG), Luke Frampton (10.3 PPG, 3.1 RPG, and 2.0 APG)
The Tigers romped the Eagles by 9 points and managed to limit their opponents to shoot below 50% and caused 18 turnovers. In that game, Auburn shot the ball well at 50% of their FGs while shooting nearly 32% from the three-point arc. They also outrebounded their opponents 39-25 and but they turned the ball over 21 times as well. Samir Doughty was a revelation with 20 points to lead the team along with five boards and three steals. Austin Wiley flirted with a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds. Daniel Purifoy had a good game providing spacing for the Tigers as he led the team with three-point field goals made and finished the game with 13 points. Isaac Okoro chipped in with 12 points and five rebounds. In this game against Davidson, manning the paint and crashing the boards is critical for the team but they must also be wary of their turnovers.
Players to Watch: Sam Doughty (20 PTS, 5 RBS, 3 AST and 4 STL), Austin Wiley (13 PTS and 9 RBS), Daniel Purifoy (13 PTS, 5 RBS and 3/7 3 PM), Isaac Okoro (12 PTS, 5 RBS, and 2 AST).
Davidson Wildcats vs Auburn Tigers Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Davidson’s last 6 games.
Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Davidson Wildcats vs Auburn Tigers Betting Picks
Auburn will be the team to beat in this game according to Basketball Spread Betting. This is a deep roster that Davidson will have to deal with Sam Doughtry, Austin Wiley, and Daniel Purifoy. The Talent will outshine the Wildcats and having the Tigers off a good start will have its effect on this game. Davidson will make their adjustments within the game but there is less error to do that against Auburn.
Moneyline: Auburn is the safer pick in this ball game and they are given the -161 money line.
ATS: The underdog Wildcats are -3 for this game against the Tigers across the spread.
TOTALS: Both teams are predicted to have a total of 136.5 with Air Force going over while Idaho is the team going below.
Score Prediction: 82-71 Auburn Tigers.