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NCAAB PICKS MAR 31 - AUBURN VS KENTUCKY PICK & ANALYSIS

March 31, 2019

NCAAB EXPERT PICKS - FULL ANALYSIS ATTACHED

 

AUBURN TIGERS+4.5: 1 unit (-110)

How can you not support Auburn with + points after they dominated 1 seed UNC by 17 points? Auburn thrives on playing basketball the right way. They pay attention to detail and rank in the top-5 in the nation in block % and steal %. They are number 1 in the nation in defensive turnover %. These aren’t the sexiest stats to lead the nation in, however, they are important. They force turnovers and convert these turnovers into offense quickly and efficiently. 10% of their FG attempts come in transition after a steal and they drain 80% of these attempts. They are a deadly team at stealing the ball and making you pay at the other end of the floor. A sexy stat they do lead the nation in is 3-point attempts. Auburn lives and dies by the 3-ball and shoots the most 3-point attempts in the whole nation. This can be a scary statistic because if they go cold games can get away from them, however, Auburn seems destined for greatness this year and we feel comfortable supporting them after they drained 17 shots from beyond the arc vs. UNC. Auburn has versatile big men who make them a real contender. Okeke, McLemore, Spencer all have elite block and steal %’s, and they all shoot 35+% from 3-point range. Auburn plays the game harder than anyone, and are absolutely deadly from beyond the arc making them a must-support with +4.5 points.