The No. 18 Auburn Tigers (6-0) face off against the Richmond Spiders (5-0) in the Legends Classic at Barclays Center. The game will air on ESPN2 at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
Richmond Spiders vs. Auburn Tigers ATS Prediction
The last time the Spiders played, they topped the Wisconsin Badgers, 62-52. Richmond’s 14.6 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Wisconsin, who had a rate of 21.1. The Spiders’ mark was worse than their season average of 14.5, while the Badgers’ was above their season average of 15.5. Grant Golden had a good outing for Richmond, contributing 16 points and 12 rebounds.
The Tigers won big over the New Mexico Lobos in their last outing, 84-59. The Tigers had a turnover percentage of 10.5 (better than their season average of 16.2), while the Lobos had a free throw rate of 0.081 (below their season average of 0.365). With 14 points and 13 rebounds, Austin Wiley had a good outing for Auburn.
The high-octane offense of Auburn will go head-to-head against the bottom-tier defense of Richmond. Dating back to last season, the Tigers rank eighth in offensive efficiency, while the Spiders are 290th in defensive efficiency. The Tigers figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. Additionally, the Spiders rank 17th in turnover percentage (15.5 percent), while the Tigers rank seventh in opponents’ turnover percentage (24.3 percent).
Richmond Spiders vs. Auburn Tigers ATS Pick
Pick: O/U – Over
Auburn ranks 13th in blocks per game (5.0) while Richmond ranks 170th (3.1).
The Tigers rank fifth in three pointers attempted per game (29.9) while the Spiders rank 158th (22.5).
Auburn ranks 186th in rebounds per game (35.2) while Richmond ranks 325th (29.6).
The Tigers average 8.9 steals per game, which ranks 10th in the NCAA. The Spiders rank 84th in steals allowed per game (5.7).
Richmond ranks 21st in assists per game (16.1) while Auburn ranks 90th in assists allowed per game (12.2).