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    The No. 1 seed Houston Cougars (32-3) are 5.5-point favorites as they attempt to book a trip to the Sweet 16 in an NCAA Tournament Round of 32 Midwest Region bracket matchup against the No. 9 seed Auburn Tigers (21-12) on Saturday at Legacy Arena at BJCC, beginning at 7:10 PM on TBS.

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    How do I watch Cougars vs. Tigers?

    • Game Day: Saturday, March 18, 2023
    • Game Time: 7:10 PM ET
    • TV Channel: TBS
    • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
    • Arena: Legacy Arena at BJCC

    Betting Lines for Cougars vs. Tigers

    Houston vs Auburn Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Houston -5.5 131.5

    Houston Betting Stats & Information

    • Houston has compiled a 27-3 record in games when it was listed as the moneyline favorite (winning 90% of those games).
    • The Cougars have gone 25-2 in games they have played as a moneyline favorite with odds of -253 or shorter (92.6% win percentage).
    • The Cougars are 18-16-1 against the spread this season.
    • The Tigers are 2-1 against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this year.
    • The average over/under Houston has had set in games this season is 0.4 fewer points than this outing’s point total.

    Auburn Betting Stats & Info

    • Auburn has been the underdog in seven games this season, and it has failed to win any of those contests.
    • This season, the Tigers have been at least a +205 underdog on the moneyline two times, losing each of those contests.
    • The Tigers’ ATS record is 16-16-1 this year.
    • The Tigers have a 2-1 record against the spread when an underdog by 5.5 points or more this year.
    • The average over/under in Auburn’s games this year is 8.8 more points than the point total of 131.5 for this outing.

    Houston vs. Auburn Season Stat Comparison

    Houston Rank Houston AVG Auburn AVG Auburn Rank
    107th 74.7 Points Scored 73 144th
    2nd 56.4 Points Allowed 67.3 96th
    13th 36 Rebounds 32.9 107th
    8th 11.5 Off. Rebounds 9.8 72nd
    135th 7.7 3pt Made 6.5 279th
    56th 14.8 Assists 14.2 97th
    17th 9.6 Turnovers 11.7 158th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Houston Cougars Leaders

    • The Cougars scoring leader is Marcus Sasser, who averages 16.7 per contest to go with 2.8 rebounds and 3.1 assists.
    • J’wan Roberts leads Houston in rebounding, averaging 7.9 per game, while Jamal Shead leads the team in assists, distributing an average of 5.4 in each contest.
    • Sasser leads the Cougars in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.6 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Auburn Tigers Leaders

    • The Tigers’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Johni Broome with 14.2 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
    • Wendell Green Jr. notches more assists than any other Auburn player with 4.1 per game. He also scores 13.9 points and pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game.
    • Green hits 1.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Tigers.

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