So far this season the Auburn Tigers continue to grow as a NCAA Basketball Championship Odds favorite. At a 12 month a year football crazed school head coach Bruce Pearl has done the impossible. He has made fans passionately care about the basketball program. Pearl has Aubie in the top ten and looking like Final Four material. In addition, he orchestrates one of the most entertaining teams in the country to watch. The Southeastern Conference regular season championship is Auburn’s to lose. Most of all, Auburn is one of the most profitable teams on the college hoops board.
Auburn Tigers vs. Florida Gators
Date and Time: Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8:30 p.m. Eastern
Location: Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, Florida
NCAA Betting Online Odds at SBG: (Click here to See the Lines)
Tigers vs. Gators TV Coverage: SEC Network
Among the top NCAA Basketball Championship Odds money makers are the Auburn Tigers. So far on the season Bruce Pearl’s team has 18 payouts against seven losses. Recently the Tigers have been in excellent form. In their last nine games AU has seven payouts. Also, in road action Auburn is 6-3 vs. the line. Under the total has paid in five of their nine away games. However, in their last eight games the over hit five times.
Most noteworthy for Auburn is their 11th in the nation ranked offense. Junior guard Bryce Brown leads the team with 16 points per game. Despite hobbling on a bad foot Brown should play in this one. Seems like Pearl has orchestrated one of the great coaching turnarounds in recent memory. As a result, Auburn is getting new found attention from fans and gamblers. Because of their success they may also get a high Big Dance seeding.
Meanwhile the Florida Gators have been a weak home betting value. Just five payouts in 14 home games this year illustrates that. Recently Florida has only two payouts in eight games. Under the total has paid in five of their last six games. Especially relevant for UF fans was the departure of Billy Donovan as coach. Mike White has not kept pace in three years on the job. Since White took over the Gators have lost much of their championship identity. March Madness is looking more doubtful by the game.
Head to head Florida has held the recent online sportsbook advantage with Auburn. UF has paid out in their last three meetings with AU. Five out of the last six meetings in this series have gone over the total. Also, of note is that Florida has covered their last two home games against Auburn. Over the total has paid in four of the last five in this series at Florida.
Matchup to Watch
Despite recent series trends favoring Florida the current play is all with Auburn. Especially relevant is that the Tigers have been the superior betting value. Because of their explosive offense few teams can keep up. Hence that offense is an asset with the NCAA Basketball Championship Odds. Conversely, Florida lacks the firepower to keep pace with Auburn.
Tigers vs. Gators NCAA games Betting Odds Picks
Finally, Auburn is a proven money making team this season. Momentum is on Bruce Pearl’s side. The Tigers rate the call.
NCAA Betting Online Pick: Auburn Tigers
NCAA Betting Online Score Prediction: Tigers 84, Gators 71
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