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Auburn vs Houston: Predictions & Picks 03/18/2023

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A pair of Sweet 16 spots will be rewarded on Saturday evening at Birmingham. In the first out of two second round games, the #1 seed Houston Cougars will battle against the #9 seed Auburn Tigers in the Midwest Region of the 2023 NCAA Tournament bracket. Houston comes in with an incredible 32-3 record this season, including 14 wins out of their last 15 matches. As for Auburn, they come in with a 21-12 record, including a massive victory versus #8 seed Iowa in Thursday’s first round.
 
Tipoff is set to start at 7:10 pm Eastern Time in Birmingham.
 
Auburn’s main strength has been their offensive playbook, including 4 players averaging double figure points this season. The Tigers are captained by Johni Broome, a veteran big man currently averaging 14.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per bout. Broome was able to showcase his talents in the 1st round versus Iowa, recording 19 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 blocks.
 
Looking at their defense, Auburn ranks top five in the nation for overall 3 point defense, suppressing teams to 28.7% from deep with them blocking 13.8% of the same shot attempts. On top of that Auburn is holding opponents to 47% from mid range ultimately forcing regular turnovers ending in transition points.
 
Let’s check the latest picks, NCAAB news, stats and NCAAB expert picks for Auburn vs Houston. We’ve plenty of NCAAB predictions for you to consider.
 
As for Houston, their defense has become absolutely elite. The squad currently ranks top 4 in national metrics for adjusted defensive efficiency and scoring defense (56.4 points allowed per bout). The Cougars also lead the country in field goal percentage allowed (36.1%), with an incredible 43% mid range shots allowed.
 
Houston is extremely efficient creating a turnover out of their defensive prowess, with 21.7% of defensive possessions and has a 12.6% steal rate turning the ball into their hands.
 
This matchup will be a battle of attrition between both squads defensively, however Houston simply ranks better on the same defensive stats of Auburn. With a 72.3% defensive rebound rate, Houston should be able to gather more second opportunity shots to close this game out.
 

Auburn vs Houston Game Information

  • Date: 03/18/2023
  • Time: 07:10 PM ET
  • Location: Legacy Arena at BJCC, Birmingham, AL.
  • How to Watch Auburn vs Houston : ESPN+
  • Live Stream: CBS.com

Auburn vs Houston Betting Lines

Auburn is +203 according to our Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $203.On the other side, Houston is -245 according to the Vegas NCAAB Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $41.

The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Auburn at a 33.00% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Houston has 71.01% probability of finishing the game with the W.

 

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The point spread in college basketball odds is often called the spread or the line.

The over-under is sometimes called the total – also a part of college basketball odds.

Occasionally folks will lump all college basketball odds together by referring to them as “lines.”

The point spread is used as a handicap to even the odds a bit between the teams. In college basketball, sometimes the spread can be massive. That’s because some teams are stronger clubs than others – but they still play each other. For example, if North Carolina were to play a weaker team like Idaho State, the spread could be massive. However, if bettors were to just pick a team to win, everyone would probably put their money on the stronger team, and that would be that. The house wouldn’t stand a chance. Bookies can hope to even out the number of wagers between the two teams by placing a point spread.

It works like this:

The favorite (team most likely to win) is given a handicap or a certain number of points they must win the game by for the bettor to win his bet.

The underdog (team least favored to win) is given an advantage – a head start if you will – or cushion, allowing that team to lose by a certain number of points wherein the bettor would still win their wager.

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  • Underdog + 4.5 -110

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The most common vig you’ll see is listed as -110. This means that you must risk $110 to win $100.

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