Auburn vs. Houston Prediction & Odds
Top seed Houston was hammered by Memphis in the AAC tournament and is dealing with injuries.
Will 9-seed Auburn cover as an underdog when the Tigers take on the Cougars in the second round of the March Madness tournament?
Game Matchup & Betting Odds
807 Auburn Tigers (+5.5) vs. 808 Houston Cougars (-5.5); o/u 131.5
7:10 p.m. ET, Saturday, March 18, 2023
Legacy Arena at BJCC, Birmingham, AL
Auburn vs. Houston Public Betting Information
Our CBB Public Betting Information page indicates that 51% of public bettors are currently backing Auburn when it comes to the spread. This information is subject to change throughout the day, however, so be sure to check the link so you’re receiving the most up-to-date public betting data.
Houston Cougars Notes
Jamal Shead said Friday he is 100 percent playing in Saturday's game versus Auburn, Mark Berman of Fox26 reports. After saying that he tweaked his knee in Thursday's win over Memphis, Shead says he'll be a full-go Saturday. The junior guard is averaging 10.4 points, 5.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals across 35 games this year and will be crucial for Houston's March Madness success.
Auburn vs. Houston CBB Betting Trends
Over is 4-0 in Tigers last 4 overall
Over is 6-2 in Tigers last 8 NCAA Tournament games
Under is 4-0 in Cougars last 4 NCAA Tournament games
Under is 43-20-1 in Cougars last 64 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600
Auburn vs. Houston CBB Prediction:
The Tigers have covered in six of their last seven NCAA tournament games, while the Cougars are just 1-6 against the number in their last seven games overall. Houston is also just 1-4 against the spread in its last five neutral site games, is 1-5 against the number in its last six games coming off a win and is 1-5 at the betting window in its last six games versus a team with a winning record.
CBB BETTING PREDICTION: AUBURN TIGERS +5.5