Auburn NCAA Regional Odds & Picks: How to Bet UCLA in College Baseball

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Auburn Regional Odds

Auburn Tigers
UCLA Bruins
Florida State Seminoles
SE Louisiana Lions

The snubbing of Notre Dame as a Regional host proved to be a benefit for Auburn, as the Tigers moved into the 14th overall seed.

Samford Stadium is sure to provide a bevy of runs with one of the highest park factor numbers for Auburn over a five-year conference-play sample.

While the Tigers are outside the top 100 in home runs per nine, first baseman Sonny DiChiara has almost triple the home runs of any other Auburn bat. The home team will start with Southeastern Louisiana, the Southland Conference champions that needed to win eight games to reach these Regionals.

Expect Mason Barnett or Trace Bright to be lined at -390 in the opener against Lions ace Will Kinzeler.

While there may be a copious amount of runs in the late game, UCLA and Florida State will look to flex their pitching statistics in Game 1 of the Auburn Regional. Both the Bruins and Seminoles boast top-10 pitching staffs in WHIP, with a rank of fifth and 26th in ERA for UCLA and Auburn, respectively.

Neither team has instant offense in a Regional that should be filled with runs.

Projected UCLA starter Max Rajcic has value at -160 or better against Bryce Hubbart or Parker Messick for the Seminoles.

The winners’ bracket in the Auburn Regional should be Auburn vs. UCLA with a surprising favorite. UCLA’s Ethan Flanagan would be a -115 favorite over Auburn’s Bright. That number swaps to Auburn as a small favorite if Barnett is held until Game 2.

In either scenario, there’s plenty of value on a Bruins team that should have Regional odds closer to +120.

Pick: UCLA to Win Auburn Regional (+225)

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