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Auburn vs Virginia 4/6/19 - NCAA Tournament Picks & Predictions

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Game Virginia Cavaliers vs Auburn Tigers
Date & Time Saturday April 6, 2019, 6:09 PM (EDT)
Location
Latest odds
UVA -5.5 Total 130.5
TV Channel
CBS

On Saturday, the Auburn Tigers play the Virginia Cavaliers at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota in an NCAA Tournament Final Four showdown. The Tigers defeated the Kentucky Wildcats on Sunday 77-71 in overtime to punch their ticket to the Final Four. Jared Harper led the Tigers with 27 points, while Bryce Brown chipped in with 24.

Virginia reached the Final Four after defeating Purdue in overtime 80-75 to win the South Region on Saturday. The Cavaliers received a buzzer beating basket to push the game to overtime where they finally were able to control Purdue’s Carsen Edwards enough to walk away with the win. Kyle Guy led Virginia with 25 points and 10 rebounds while Ty Jerome scored 24.
Bryce Brown leads Auburn in scoring with an average of 15.8 points per game. Jared Harper is the team leader in assists with an average of 5.8 per game. Chuma Okeke is the team leader in rebounds with an average of 6.8 per game. Auburn is shooting 44.9% from the field and 37.6% from 3-point territory.

De’Andre Hunter is leading in scoring with an average of 15.1 points per game. Ty Jerome is the third leading scorer and leader in assists for Virginia with averages of 13.0 points and 5.4 assists per game. Braxton Key leads in rebounds with an average of 5.5 per game. Virginia is shooting 47.8% from the field and 40.9% from 3-point territory.

Recent Betting Trends

Auburn is 8-2 ATS in its last 10

The OVER has cashed in each of the Tigers last 5

Virginia is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 on Saturday

The UNDER has cashed in 6 of the Cavaliers last 7 versus SEC

Free Pick:
Auburn Tigers +5.5

Auburn lost its leading rebounder Chuma Okeke prior to playing Kentucky and it did not appear to hurt the red-hot Tigers. Auburn is 12-0 SU and 8-4 ATS in its last 12 overall. Auburn has defeated Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee twice over that span. Virginia on the other hand, has failed to cover the number in 6 of the last 8 NCAA Tournament games. Final Score Prediction, Auburn Tigers win and cover ATS 68-65.

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