Auburn vs Kentucky Elite 8 Free Pick

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by Sportsbook Advisor - 3/30/2019 1:34 PM Share
Kentucky is facing SEC foe Auburn in the Elite 8. This game, as you know, decides who gets to play in the national semi-finals, aka The Final Four.

Kentucky started as 2.5 point favorites but the point spread quickly rose to Kentucky -4.5 points. The way that Kentucky was able to close out Houston on Friday inspired many bettors to take them at -2.5 and at -3 points.

Auburn is no slouch. They just dispatched of the number one seed in their bracket, UNC. And it wasn't even close.

Auburn is 29-9 SU and 20-16-1 ATS. They last played Kentucky 5 weeks ago and lost 80-53.

Kentucky is 30-6 SU and 20-16 ATS. They own an 8-2 record against Auburn in their last ten meetings. They are 5-4-1 ATS in that same span.

Other Trends of Note:
  • Auburn is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games.
  • Kentucky is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games.
  • Kentucky is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Auburn.

When you look at the string of games leading up to this matchup, is there any more impressive than Auburn's? They beat:
UNC
Kansas
Tennessee (twice)
Florida
South Carolina
Alabama

Kentucky beat some of the same schools but lost to Tennessee (twice).

As much as we are used to Kentucky beating Auburn (and their overall record being better), you have to take Auburn in this spot. They are winning games and they are covering spreads. They are hot. I'll always take the hot team especially if they are getting points. Give me Auburn +4.5


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