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Auburn vs Kentucky Expert Predictions

Max Staley
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The No. 5-seed Auburn Tigers square off against the No. 2-seed Kentucky Wildcats with a trip to the Final Four on the line today. The Wildcats come into this matchup as 4.5-point favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're thinking of placing a wager on this contest, you might want to check out what some of the experts are saying first.

Auburn vs Kentucky Predictions

Sports Chat Place

The staff at Sports Chat Place is picking the Tigers to cover the 4.5-point spread, but they aren't confident enough to pick them as an outright winner. Sports Chat Place believes the Tigers' elite 3-point shooting will keep this game close, but the injury to Chuma Okeke could really hurt Auburn's chances at pulling off the upset.

College Football News

Similarly, Pete Fiutak of College Football News is going with the Tigers to cover the 4.5-point spread, but he's predicting a 77-74 finish in the Wildcats' favor. Fiutak believes PJ Washington's return to the floor will be enough to give Kentucky the edge in this matchup.

ESPN Basketball Power Index Matchup Predictor

ESPN is giving the Wildcats a 61.8 percent chance at advancing to the Final Four.

All in all, both of the experts who picked the game with the spread are picking Auburn to cover, but both of the experts who picked a winner are taking Kentucky. and ESPN favors Kentucky to win as well.


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Max Staley is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Max Staley also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username mstaley1212. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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