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March Madness: Houston Cougars vs. Auburn Tigers Prediction

The Houston Cougars and Auburn Tigers will go head-to-head on Saturday night. Both teams took care of business in the first round, and this projects to be a competitive affair.

Upsetting a No. 1 seed is never an easy thing to do, but No. 9 Auburn had a chance against No. 1 Houston. The Tigers have impressed throughout the 2022-23 campaign, and they will give Houston all they can handle.

From a betting standpoint, Auburn will have a strong chance of upsetting the spread at the very least. With many March Madness perfect brackets already ruined, Houston will look to continue that trend on Saturday.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:10 PM EST on Saturday, March 18, at Legacy Arena at BJCC, Birmingham, AL.

Let’s take a look at the Houston vs Auburn prediction, NCAAB picks, and NCAAB odds as the March Madness NCAAB schedule gets underway.

Houston Cougars vs. Auburn Tigers Odds

Houston Cougars vs. Auburn Tigers Information

Houston Cougars vs Auburn Tigers

Location: Legacy Arena at BJCC, Birmingham, AL.

Date and Time: Saturday, March 18, 2023, 7:10 PM ET.

How to Watch: TBS | https://livestreamsports.co/

Updates for Houston Cougars vs. Auburn Tigers

Northern Kentucky made things fairly interesting against Houston in the first round, but the Cougars were able to emerge victorious.

Jarace Walker, who’s been one of the better college basketball players, led Houston with 16 points. Jamal Shad added 13 points and six assists in a strong effort, while J’wan Roberts added 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Cougars.

Auburn got the job done against Iowa, winning 83-75. The teams weren’t separated by much in the college basketball standings, but Auburn looked like the better team without question.

 Johni Broome led the Tigers with 19 points in the game. He added 12 rebounds for good measure. Wendell Green Jr. added 15 points for the Tigers.

Houston’s odds to win March Madness are still high; however, these NCAA basketball teams may be in line for a competitive game.

Let’s take a closer look at the Houston vs Auburn prediction and analysis and the best odds to win March Madness.

Houston Cougars vs. Auburn Tigers Betting Preview

The odds are certainly in the Cougars’ favor. However, one concerning name on the college basketball injury report is Marcus Sasser. Sasser displayed injury concern during Houston’s first game of the tournament, and his status moving forward is uncertain. 

Before placing your bets on NCAA basketball games today, it will be important to monitor the injury reports for both sides.

With all of that out of the way, it is time to reveal our official Houston vs Auburn prediction for Saturday.

Houston Cougars vs. Auburn Tigers Betting Prediction

Which team should you place your money on? Will the Cougars be able to cover the spread, or can Auburn upset the No. 1 team?

Auburn will make things interesting. It wouldn’t be surprising to see this game come down to the wire.

In the end, the Cougars should be able to hold on and earn the win. However, this is a game that could go either way. There have already been a number of notable upsets in March Madness, and we’ve only made it through one round.

Houston features enough depth to go along with their star power. Yes, injuries will be important to keep tabs on. Nevertheless, the Cougars are the best bet for the game.

Betting on this event:

  • Go ahead and roll with the Houston Cougars as your Saturday NCAAB March Madness betting selection in what promises to be an exciting game.

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