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    The No. 9 seed in the Midwest Region bracket, the Auburn Tigers (20-12), and the No. 8 seed Iowa Hawkeyes (19-13) play in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday at Legacy Arena at BJCC, tipping off at 6:50 PM. Auburn is a 1-point favorite in the matchup, which airs on TNT.

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    How do I watch Tigers vs. Hawkeyes?

    • Game Day: Thursday, March 16, 2023
    • Game Time: 6:50 PM ET
    • TV Channel: TNT
    • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
    • Arena: Legacy Arena at BJCC

    Betting Lines for Tigers vs. Hawkeyes

    Auburn vs Iowa Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Auburn -1 152

    Auburn Betting Stats & Information

    • Auburn has compiled a 20-5 record in games when it was favored on the moneyline (winning 80% of those games).
    • The Tigers have gone 20-4 in games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -119 or shorter (83.3% win percentage).
    • The Tigers have a 15-16-1 record against the spread this season.
    • The Hawkeyes have a 4-4 record against the spread this year when an underdog by 1 point or more.
    • The average point total in Auburn’s games this year is 12.2 fewer points than the total of 152 in this matchup.

    Iowa Betting Stats & Info

    • Iowa has been underdogs in eight games this season and won three (37.5%) of those contests.
    • The Hawkeyes have entered nine games this season as the underdog by -101 or more and is 3-6 in those contests.
    • The Hawkeyes are 17-14-1 against the spread this year.
    • In games this year in which they were an underdog by 1 point or more, the Hawkeyes have a 4-4 record against the spread.
    • The average point total for Iowa this year is 2.6 points higher than this game’s over/under.

    Auburn vs. Iowa Season Stat Comparison

    Auburn Rank Auburn AVG Iowa AVG Iowa Rank
    155th 72.7 Points Scored 80.2 18th
    90th 67.1 Points Allowed 74.4 299th
    112th 32.8 Rebounds 33.6 69th
    69th 9.8 Off. Rebounds 10.4 35th
    277th 6.5 3pt Made 8.1 92nd
    95th 14.2 Assists 16.6 12th
    185th 11.9 Turnovers 9.6 16th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Auburn Tigers Leaders

    • The Tigers leader in points and rebounds is Johni Broome, who scores 14 points and grabs 8.4 boards per game.
    • Wendell Green Jr. leads Auburn in assists, averaging 4.2 per game while also scoring 13.8 points per contest.
    • The Tigers get the most three-point shooting production out of Green, who knocks down 1.3 threes per game.

    Iowa Hawkeyes Leaders

    • Kris Murray records 20.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for the Hawkeyes, making him the leading scorer and rebounder on the squad.
    • Connor McCaffery’s assist statline paces Iowa; he dishes out 3.7 assists per game.
    • Murray makes 2.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Hawkeyes.

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