Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Tigers vs. Cougars CBB Odds
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2023 NCAA Basketball Handicapping Tigers vs. Houston
- (20-12) Auburn Tigers vs. Houston Cougars (31-3)
- Date: Saturday, March 18th
- Time: 7:10 ET
- Venue: Legacy Arena at BJCC, Birmingham
- CBB Moneyline Odds: Tigers +216 | Cougars -271
- NCAAB Betting ATS Odds: Auburn +5.5 | Houston -5.5 (Bet Now!)
- CBB Betting Total: O/U 131.0
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At this time, the Tigers have a 20-12 overall record, Auburn squares off with Houston. Meanwhile, in their 15 road games this season, Auburn has a record of 6-9.
Having been the underdog in 7 games, the Tigers have gone 0-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Presently, Auburn has a record of 10-3 in non-conference games. In Southeastern action, they have a mark of 10-9.
Coming into the game, Wendell Green Jr. is the team leader in scoring, averaging 13.8 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Jr. is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and adding 4.2 assists. Auburn’s second leading scorer is Johni Broome, who has hit 52.9% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 14.0 points per game.
So far, the Tigers have been an above average unit, averaging 78.7 points per game, good for 29th in the NCAA. In addition, Auburn’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 60.08% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 217th in overall field goal percentage at 44.0%. When the Tigers have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 32.0% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Auburn is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 70.4 per contest, placing them just 313th in college basketball. Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 39.9 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 12.5 offensive boards per game.
At this time, the Cougars have a 31-3 overall record, Houston squares off with Auburn. So far, Houston has been the home team 21 times, sitting with a record of 18-3.
Getting ready to play for the 34 times as the favorite, Houston has gone 31-3 in those matchups. Playing at home, the Cougars come into this game as -5.5 point favorites.
Presently, Houston has a record of 12-1 in non-conference games. In American Athletic action, they have a mark of 19-2.
Coming into the game, Marcus Sasser is the team leader in scoring, averaging 17.1 points per game. In addition to his scoring, Sasser is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and adding 3.2 assists. Houston’s second leading scorer is Jarace Walker, who has hit 47.1% of his field goal attempts and is averaging 11.1 points per game.
Cougars Key Stats
So far, the Cougars have been an above average unit, averaging 75.8 points per game, good for 65th in the NCAA. In addition, Houston’s offensive attack is heavily reliant on getting the ball inside, as 60.81% of their shots have come inside the arc. So far, the team is ranked 62nd in overall field goal percentage at 46.9%. When the Cougars have taken 3-point shots, they are hitting 34.1% of their looks.
In terms of pace, Houston is below the NCAA average in possessions per game, averaging just 64.6 per contest, placing them just 621st in college basketball. Currently, the team is one of the better rebounding teams in the country, at 39.2 rebounds per contest. This figure includes 13.4 offensive boards per game.
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Auburn Tigers vs. Houston Cougars CBB Betting Trends
- Firstly, Auburn is 3-2 vs. the spread in their last 5 games. The Tigers are 2-3 straight up in these matchups.
- Secondly, Auburn is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games on the road, going 4-6 SU.
- At this point, Tigers are 0-3 SU in their last 3 games as the underdog. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
- Also, Cougars are 2-1 SU in their last 3 games as the favorite. They are 1-2 vs. the spread in these contests.
Free Auburn Tigers vs. Houston Cougars CBB Betting Pick:
Free Spread Prediction: Auburn Tigers +5.5
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Houston and Auburn are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaging 8.03 and 8.12 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Auburn Tigers to cover as +5.5 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Cougars’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Houston. At +5.5 we like the chances of Auburn covering the spread as underdogs.
Free Auburn vs. Houston CBB Betting Pick: Auburn ATS
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