Auburn vs Kansas Sat, Mar 23
|*Community||AUBRN -2 53%||o/147 56%|
*Consensus from 1321 predictions.
|28th||3 PT %||106th|
|177th||3 PT %||87th|
No 5 meets No 4. Auburn got past the No 12 New Mexico on Thursday and Kansas got an easy win against No 13 Northeastern on Thursday.
Kansas may have had an easy one against Northeastern but that won't be the case against Auburn. Auburn is going to give them fits on both ends of the court. The Tigers have won 9 in a row and have much more talent than Northeastern and will match up nicely against the Jayhawks. The Tigers didn't have an easy time putting down New Mexico, like they should have, and they will have another tough one today trying to contain Dedrick Lawson and the rest of the Tigers.
This years Kansas team is somewhat inexperienced and I think it will cost them today. I'm going to take the Tigers -2 to send Kansas back home.
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MARCUS GARRETT QUESTIONABLE - Garrett was listing as questionable for this game. Garrett (6'5" Soph) played 26 minutes on Thursday and has averaged 7 PPG this season. Bill Self said last night that Garrett was dealing with an illness, and will have to see how he feels when he wakes up on Saturday.
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I see a close hard fought game here on both sides. I just believe auburn buries a lot more 3s which will give them a advantage here so I'm with auburn-2 Also they have a great coach who they go to war for and he does same for them if you watch the games you understand. Score prediction Auburn 71 Kansas 64.60%
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Auburn defeated the New Mexico State Aggies on Thursday 78-77 in their first round game. Kansas defeated the Northeastern Huskies 87-53 on Thursday in their first round game as Dedric Lawson was the leading scorer with 25 points. Kansas looked very strong in its win over Northeastern methodically using an overwhelming height advantage to out rebound the Huskies and score 50 points in the paint. Auburn played its fifth game in eight days and nearly squandered its double-digit second half lead but held on. I've thought this KU team was over rated most of the season and they struggled down the stretch in Big 12 play. Auburn may not have the fresher legs but I think they are the overall better team in this matchup.
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Rock Chalk Talk: Kansas vs Auburn Open Game Thread
It's the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and #4 seed Kansas matches up with #5 Auburn.
Kansas comes into this matchup at 26-9. The Jayhawks are coming off an 87-53 mauling of Northeastern in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Auburn enters the contest at 27-9. The Tigers enter the second round after sneaking past New Mexico State, 75-74.
Kansas fans should check out this link for a more in-depth look at Auburn.
These two programs have met just once in men's basketball, with Auburn taking a 66-64 decision in the second round of the 1985 NCAA Tournament in South Bend, IN.
Kansas City Star: KU Jayhawks basketball vs. Auburn in NCAA Tournament: Lineups, tipoff time, TV
Here are projected starters with TV and radio information for the Kansas Jayhawks-Auburn Tigers second-round NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional game:
When/where: Approximately 8:40 p.m. Central time Saturday, Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City
TV/radio: TBS, WHB (810 AM)
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P No. Auburn Ht. Yr. PPG
F 24 Anfernee McLemore 6-7 Jr. 6.6
F 5 Chuma Okeke 6-8 So.
Betting Prediction for Auburn Tigers vs Kansas Jayhawks on March 23, 2019, 9:40 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Auburn will WIN , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Under .
The Auburn Tigers narrowly avoided a loss to New Mexico State in the first round, yet they find themselves as a slight betting favorite vs Kansas in the second round of the Midwest with a likely meeting with UNC as the reward but we'll get to that next week. Kansas opened as a 1-point favorite in this game, but the line quickly swung to favor Auburn by 2 points. The total is 148 and climbing.Auburn vs Kansas Game Center. Original matchup: http://bit.ly/2TW3jxf