Miami vs. Auburn Prediction
In one of the tighter games of the first round, Miami was able to outlast USC in an absolute barnburner. That said, can the ‘Canes hang with 2 seed Auburn in the second round? The Tigers are currently 7.5-point favorites for the 7:45 p.m. ET tip-off on Sunday night.
815 Miami Hurricanes (+7.5) vs. 816 Auburn Tigers (-7.5); o/u 144
7:45 p.m. ET, Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC
March Madness Betting Prediction
The Hurricanes are 6-1 against the spread in their last seven neutral site games as an underdog, are 5-1-1 against the number in their last seven games overall and have covered in four of their last five NCAA Tournament games as a dog. Miami is also 3-1-1 against the spread in its last five games when facing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600 and is an impressive 23-8-1 at the window in its last 32 games as an underdog.
The Tigers, meanwhile, are just 2-6 against the spread in their last six games despite covering as a large favorite in their first round win over Delaware State. They’re also winless against the number in their last seven games coming off a win, are 1-4 against the spread in their last five games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600 and are 2-5 at the window in their last seven games when facing an opponent with a winning record.
MARCH MADNESS BETTING PREDICTION: MIAMI HURRICANES +7.5