Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cougars vs Tigers CBB Odds
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(26-7) #13 Charleston Cougars vs. #4 Auburn Tigers (25-7)
Midwest Region: NCAA Tournament
Date: Friday, March 16, 2018
Time: 7:27 PM ET
Venue: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Tigers -10
CBB Betting Total: 148.5
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Auburn was a great story until about February. Unfortunately injuries has them limping big time right now.
The old College of Charleston gets into the tournament out of the Colonial. They earned it winning in over time over the regular season co champs.
Charleston finished tied for the lead in the Colonial with Northeastern and then beat them in overtime in the title game. How is that for a conference race.
During the non conference they did not get a lot of exposure to major competition. All they really have is an 18 point loss at Wichita State. No surprise there.
The Cougars play at a medium tempo and are led by Grant Riller and his 18.7ppg. Close behind him is Joe Chealey at 18.5ppg. It is am impressive duo.
Right behind those guys is Jarrell Brantley at 17ppg. I haven’t done the math but there might not be a more productive trio. They might be a three man team, and it might be enough.
Auburn did gather the SEC regular season title but it is more like they hung on. Injuries really hurt them down the stretch but what they did early was awesome.
Bruce Pearl only knows one way to play and that is fast. Even with a depleted group they are not taking their foot off the gas and I admire him to sticking with what he knows (whether it is working or not).
Mustapha Heron is a strong aggressive player who can overwhelm at times. The key for him is remembering that he is a scorer not a shooter. A few missed are to be expected.
The same can be said for the whole team really. This group has to just stick with what they have been doing all season long. More often than not it is good enough to win. They are really small right now though.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win.
- Cougars are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Cougars are 19-50-1 ATS in their last 70 games following a ATS win.
- Tigers are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up loss.
- Tigers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following a ATS loss.
- Tigers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
Free Charleston Cougars vs. Auburn Tigers NCAAB Prediction:
Even though they are shorthanded you had to make the Tigers a favourite. Bigger than I would have thought though.
The problem with fading them is that I don’t know a ton about Charleston, haven’t seen them all season long.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Charleston +10
I am going to back on the fact that their scorers are not going to wilt under some pressure. They keep it semi close.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Auburn 76 – Charleston 69
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