Auburn vs. Miami 3/20/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Auburn Tigers vs Miami Hurricanes
Date & Time: 3/20/2022, 11:45 PM UTC
Location: Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Address: Greenville, SC
Latest Odds: AUB -7.5 ; O/U 144
TV Channel: truTV

On Sunday, the Miami Hurricanes play in the second round of the NCAA Tournament’s Midwest Region against the Auburn Tigers at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. Miami defeated the USC Trojans on Friday 68-66. The leading scorer for Miami was Isaiah Wong with 22 points. Miami shot 42.9% overall but was an atrocious 1-for-14 (7.1%) from three-point territory. The Hurricanes led by 11 points at halftime and were able to hold off USC down the stretch. 

Kameron McGusty is the leading scorer for Miami with an average of 17.6 points per game, while Jordan Miller is the leading rebounder with an average of 6.1 rebounds per game and Charlie Moore is the leader in assists with an average of 4.5 assists per game. Isaiah Wong is the second leading scorer with an average of 15.2 points per game and one of four players for Miami averaging double-figures in scoring. The Hurricanes are scoring an average of 74.8 points per game.

The No. 2 seeded Auburn Tigers reached the second round of the Midwest Region of the NCAA tournament after defeating Jacksonville State 80-61 on Friday. Jabari Smith was the leading scorer for Auburn with 20 points. The Tigers shot 44.4% overall and 37.5% from three-point territory while holding Jacksonville State to 31.1% shooting overall and 32.0% shooting from three-point territory. Auburn committed only 11 turnovers and was very strong on the offensive glass collecting 19 offensive rebounds.

Jabari Smith is the leading scorer for Auburn with an average of 17.1 points per game, while Walker Kessler is the leading rebounder with an average of 8.2 rebounds per game and Wendell Green Jr is the leader in assists with an average of 5.0 assists per game. Auburn has four players averaging double figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 78.7 points per game.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Miami is 8-3 ATS in its last 11
  • The OVER has cashed in 6 of the Hurricanes last 8
  • Auburn is 2-5 ATS in its last 7
  • The OVER has cashed in 11 of the Tigers last 13 in March
Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Miami Hurricanes +7.5

Although Auburn will pick up a victory on Sunday and move on to the Sweet 16, Miami will play well enough to cover the number. Miami has covered the number in eight of its last 11, while Auburn has struggled, covering the number only twice in the last seven. Miami's strength is its offense as the Hurricanes are 83rd in the nation in scoring with an average of 74.9 points per game and have the 28th best field goal percentage at 47.7%. Miami's offensive strength will keep the Hurricanes within striking distance and close enough to cover. Final Score Prediction, Auburn Tigers win but fall short ATS 76-72.



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