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    2023 NCAA Tournament Auburn vs. Iowa line, picks: Advanced computer college basketball model releases selections for Thursday's first round matchup

    SportsLine's projection model generated selections for Thursday's 2023 NCAA Tournament matchup between the Auburn Tigers and the Iowa Hawkeyes
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    The No. 9 Auburn Tigers and No. 8 Iowa Hawkeyes meet for a highly anticipated Midwest Region matchup at 6:50 p.m. ET on Thursday. Auburn is favored by 1.5 point at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under is set at 151.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page). 

    Before making any Auburn vs. Iowa picks, you NEED to check out the college basketball predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

    The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters the 2023 NCAA Tournament 79-53 on all-top rated college basketball picks this season, returning nearly $1,300 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen HUGE returns. 

    The model knows Auburn's defense is stout. The Tigers are in the top 15 of the country in opponent shooting and in the top five in 3-point defense (28.8%). Auburn has a top-10 block rate (13.9%) in the country, and the Tigers create a turnover on more than 19% of defensive possessions. The model also knows Iowa is in the top three of the country in adjusted offensive efficiency. The Hawkeyes are fantastic at taking care of the ball, committing a turnover on only 14.1% of offensive possessions. Iowa is also stellar in offensive rebound rate (32.2%), 2-point shooting (52.1%), and 3-point shooting (34.3%). 

    Now, it has set its sights on Auburn vs. Iowa. We can tell you the model is leaning Under the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.

    Who wins Auburn vs. Iowa? And which side of the spread hits in well over 60% of simulations? ... Join SportsLine right now to find out which side of the Auburn vs. Iowa spread you should be all over Thursday, all from the model on a roll on college basketball picks!

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