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Auburn vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Picks for Final Four Matchup

Posted by: Mike Davis
Auburn vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Picks

The year’s NCAA basketball betting action is drawing its close as the end of the tournament is in sight. Fortunately we still have some thrilling action on the horizon in this weekend’s Final Four matchups. Without a doubt the Auburn vs. Virginia basketball contest is bound to deliver some markedly unpredictable entertainment. So which side should players learning how to bet on sports take here? Let’s take a quick a look at the odds to gather our bearings.

Auburn vs. Virginia Basketball – Saturday, April 6th    

When: 7:09 pm ET

Where: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

TV: CBS

Stream: CBS Sports

NCAA Basketball Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Auburn +5½ (-110) 131 (-110) +205
Virginia -5½ (-110) 131 (-110) -245
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Auburn Tigers           

The Tigers are ecstatic to make their first Final Four appearance in school history. Altogether Auburn’s run has been one of the most impressive we’ve seen as of late. After all, they had to topple the likes of Kansas, North Carolina and Kentucky. Their opponent on the other hand, only had to face one top 5 seeded opponent in Purdue. So how will Auburn measure up against Virginia here? Seeing as how these two are 2-2 against one another, there’s clearly not much history to go off of here.

However, looking over the numbers, it’s undeniable that the Cavs have a massive advantage on defense. This is because Virginia is giving up a slim 57.8 per game while Auburn is allotting 75.8. Offensively the Tigers do take the edge as they’re scoring 80.1 per game while Virginia is only putting up 71.3. Nevertheless, will that offensive edge be enough to tilt the scales in Auburn’s favor? Clearly the NCAA basketball betting odds don’t believe so.

Players to Watch: Bryce Brown (16.0 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 1.9 apg), Jared Harper (15.4 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 5.8 apg), and Chuma Okeke (12.0 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.9 apg).

Virginia Cavaliers    

The Cavs are coming off an overtime win over Purdue and are hoping their next matchup won’t be nearly as tough. Fortunately for Virginia, it’s undeniably clear the odds believe this will be their game. After all, the lopsided money line and 5 ½ point spread predict just that. But with both teams being on fire, we can fully expect on this being a fight to the death. For one thing both sides bring a ton of momentum here, seeing as how Virginia has conceded but one loss since February 11th. On top of that, Auburn is undefeated since the 27th of February. Furthermore, both teams get most of their points from beyond the arc we should fully expect a riveting shootout from downtown.

Players to Watch: Kyle Guy (15.2 ppg, 4.6 rpg, 2.1 apg), De’Andre Hunter (14.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Ty Jerome (13.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 5.4 apg).

Auburn vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 5 of Auburn’s 7 games as an underdog this season
  • Auburn has posted a 5-2 ATS record this season through 7 games as an underdog
  • Auburn has posted a 4-3 SU record this season through 7 games as an underdog
  • Virginia has posted a 32-2 SU record this season through 34 games as a favorite
  • Virginia has posted a 23-11 ATS record this season through 34 games as a favorite
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 18 of Virginia’s 34 games as a favorite this season

Auburn vs. Virginia Basketball Betting Picks

So which side should legal betting fans take in this Auburn vs. Virginia Basketball matchup? All in all this one is much tougher to predict than the odds let on. The Tigers are undeniably on a tear and their momentum should propel them to a win over a better defense. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 75-73 Auburn.