Jacksonville State vs. Auburn 3/18/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Last Updated: 03/17/2022 at 10:13 PM ET

Jacksonville State vs. Auburn 3/18/22 - College Basketball  Picks & Predictions

This Friday afternoon March 18th, 2022 12:40 pm EDT the NCAAM hoops action is back at cha folks. We've got the Jacksonville State Bulldogs in Greenville SC to face the Auburn Tigers in thr Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Stay tuned we've got you covered on all the best betting angles here at Picks and Parlays your leader in free sports betting picks!

The Auburn Tigers are 27-4 sitting in 1st place in the SEC West Conference. Offensively the Tigers are averaging 79.3 points, 39.8 rebounds and 14.7 assists. Defensively the Tigers are allowing 67 points, and are averaging 7.9 blocks and 8.8 steals.

Key players for the Tigers are Ja ari Smith averaging 16.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2 assists and Walker Kessler averaging 10 points, 7.5 rebounds, and .9 assists.

The Jacksonville State Gamecocks are 21-10 sitting in 1st place in the  ASUN West Offensively the Gamecocks are averaging 73.9 points, 36.9 rebounds and 14.5 assists. Defensively the Gamecocks allow 66.8 points, and are averaging 5.1 blocks, and 7.9 steals.

Key players for the Gamecocks are Darian Adams averaging 15.6 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game and Jalen Finch averaging 8.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and .5 assists.

The Gamecocks and Tigers aren't as far apart as the line indicates. The Tigers are only scoring an average of 5 more points than the Gamecocks. And these defenses are pretty even allowing 67 points per game. We think the best bet is JVILLE +16.5. Final score prediction the Auburn Tigers win the Jacksonville State Bulldogs cover the spread and the total goes over 75-70.

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