NCAA Tournament: Iowa vs. Auburn Odds & Prediction

By Akiva Wienerkur   March 14, 2023 

NCAA Tournament: Iowa vs. Auburn Odds & Prediction

  • Game: Iowa (8) vs. Auburn (9)
  • Region: Midwest, First Round
  • Time: Thursday, March 16, 6:50 PM (TNT)
  • Location: Legacy Arena (Birmingham, AL)

Iowa vs Auburn Best Odds

Mar-15th
AUB
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83
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75
IOWA

The 8th-seeded Iowa Hawkeyes are set to face off against the 9th-seeded Auburn Tigers in Birmingham, Alabama on Thursday evening for the NCAA tournament. 


Iowa (19-13)


Despite their decent 19-13 record during the regular season, the Hawkeyes struggled in conference play with an 11-10 record against the Big Ten. Their hopes of a higher seed in the NCAA tournament were dashed after a tough loss to Ohio State in the second round of the Big Ten tournament.

Iowa, who is +8000 to win the National Championship, is led by Junior forward Kris Murray, who is the brother of former Hawkeye and first-round NBA draft pick Keegan Murray. Kris Murray is currently averaging an impressive 20.4 points on 48.4% shooting from the field, while also grabbing 7.9 rebounds per game. 


Auburn (20-12)


Auburn is historically known as a football school, but the Tigers have made significant strides in basketball recently. They reached the Final Four in 2019, were a two seed last year, and are now back as an eight seed. The Tigers finished the regular season with a 20-12 record, but struggled in SEC play with a 10-9 record.

In their first game of the SEC tournament, they were defeated by Arkansas in a close match, losing 76-73. The program’s turnaround is largely credited to their head coach, Bruce Pearl, who has an impressive 33-20 all-time record in NCAA tournaments.


Our Prediction


Auburn is going to get the best of Iowa in a high scoring affair, covering the 0.5 point spread. 

Score Prediction: 81-78, Auburn

Iowa vs Auburn Best Odds

Mar-15th
AUB
over
83
:
75
IOWA
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