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NCAA Tournament Betting: How Should We Bet Yale vs. Auburn?

Nicholas Vazquez
Nicholas Vazquez@nickvaz
NCAA Tournament Betting: How Should We Bet Yale vs. Auburn?

Very few things on the sports calendar can match the excitement and unpredictability of the NCAA Tournament. So why not add betting to the mix via the college basketball odds at FanDuel Sportsbook?

The 2024 edition of the big dance has arrived, and here at FanDuel Research, we'll have you covered with a betting guide for each game.

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NCAA Tournament Betting Picks

Yale vs. Auburn Betting Odds

Date and Time: Friday, March 22, 4:15 p.m. ET

Spread: Auburn -12.5 (-110)

Total: 140.5

Moneyline:

  • Yale: +640
  • Auburn: -1000

Yale vs. Auburn Statistical Breakdown

Advanced stats from KenPom, Bart Torvik and numberFire.

Yale

  • numberFire Ranking: 88th
  • Bart Torvik Ranking: 85th
  • KenPom Ranking: 86th
    • Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 90th
    • Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 89th
    • Adjusted Tempo Ranking: 327th

Auburn

  • numberFire Ranking: 5th
  • Bart Torvik Ranking: 5th
  • KenPom Ranking: 4th
    • Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 4th
    • Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 10th
    • Adjusted Tempo Ranking: 58th

Yale vs. Auburn Best Bet

Under 140.5 (-110)

We're going to look to the under as the best bet for this game, and there are a few factors that make it enticing.

The Auburn Tigers were an elite defensive team this season. They were 4th in adjusted defensive efficiency, according to KenPom, and held all three of their opponents under 70 points during their recent SEC Tournament victory.

They will face a Yale Bulldogs team that does not have an impressive offensive profile. They were 89th in offensive efficiency.

Both teams tend not to push the pace too hard -- especially not Yale. They were 327th out of 362 Division 1 teams in tempo.

The Bulldogs are also not a dangerous team from beyond the arc. Their three-point attempt rate is 230th in the country, and they are only 142nd with a 34.6% success rate on threes.

It's unlikely that Yale will have a lot of offensive success in this matchup, so we'll take the under. Auburn doesn't particularly like to play fast either and will lean on their strong defense to carry them to victory in this game.

Yale vs. Auburn Prop Bet

Johni Broome to Record 10+ Rebounds (+164)

Johni Broome was one of Auburn's standout players this season -- and especially in the SEC tournament. He cleared 10 rebounds in two of the three games in that tournament.

Overall in his career, Broome averages 9.1 rebounds per game. He'll face a team that is not strong on the offensive glass, as Yale ranks 193rd in offensive rebounding rate.

Getting this price on Broome to net double-digit rebounds is really appealing based on the matchup and his recent uptick in rebounds.


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