Legacy Arena hosts a fascinating March Madness 2023 matchup between prominent college basketball programs in the first round of the 2023 NCAA Tournament on Thursday. The No. 8 seed Iowa Hawkeyes and the No. 9 seed Auburn Tigers meet in the Midwest Region. Iowa, led by Fran McCaffery, is 19-13 this season and represents the Big Ten. Auburn, led by Bruce Pearl, is 20-12 and represents the SEC, though the Tigers have lost nine of the last 13 games.
Tipoff is at 6:50 p.m. ET in Birmingham. Caesars Sportsbook lists the Tigers as 1-point favorites, while the over/under for total points scored is 151.5 in the latest Auburn vs. Iowa odds. Before making any Iowa vs. Auburn picks, you need to see the college basketball predictions and March Madness betting advice from SportsLine’s advanced computer simulation model.
The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters the 2023 NCAA Tournament 79-53 on all-top rated college basketball picks this season, returning nearly $1,300 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.
Now, the model has set its sights on Auburn vs. Iowa and just locked in it picks and March Madness predictions. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Now, here are several college basketball betting lines and trends for Iowa vs. Auburn:
Auburn vs. Iowa spread: Auburn -1 Auburn vs. Iowa over/under: 151.5 points Auburn vs. Iowa money line: Auburn -120, Iowa +100 AUB: The Tigers are 4-5-1 against the spread in the last 10 games IOWA: The Hawkeyes are 3-6-1 against the spread in the last 10 games Auburn vs. Iowa: See picks at SportsLine
Why Auburn can cover
Auburn’s defense is outstanding this season. The Tigers are firmly in the top 15 nationally in opponent shooting, including a top-five mark in 3-point defense (28.8%) and 46.9% shooting allowed inside the arc. Auburn blocks 13.9% of shots, a…
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Author : CBS Sports Staff
Publish date : 2023-03-16 14:16:09
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