Free CBB Hoops Prediction: Cyclones vs Bearcats Odds
Weekly CBB betting sees the Iowa State Cyclones taking on the Cincinnati Bearcats on Tuesday December 22 at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE NCAAB hoops predictions.
Iowa State Cyclones (9-1) vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (10-2)
Date: Tuesday December 22
Time: 7:00 PM EST
Venue: Fifth Third Arena – Cincinnati, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: n/a
CBB Betting Odds: Bearcats -4.5
CBB Betting Total: 146
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The Cyclones just lost their first game of the season making them either hungry or a sitting duck for a Cincy team waiting at home for the holidays.
The Bearcats have been one of the most impressive teams in the country this season. They are a lot more than they were a year ago and that group was pretty tough and tough to beat.
The holidays are coming and this is a nice treat on Tuesday, a full day of action.
Iowa State Cyclones:
Iowa State is one of the better teams in college hoops. They were undefeated until Saturday losing a close game to spunky Northern Iowa.
Their overall chances took a hit when they lost Naz Mitrou-Long to injury for the season but this group is still one of the more talented around.
They just don’t have a lot of depth which could be a factor against a Cincinnati team that makes you fight for every inch on the floor. This will be a character testing outing.
Georges Niang scored 30 against UNI and is in the hunt for player of the year awards. He is that rare breed who doesn’t seem to do anything special but at the end of the day he is leading all scorers.
I love the way Jameel McKay has picked up his production this season. He is averaging 15/10 and is one of the most active players on the floor.
He is going to be even more important against Cincinnati, a team with some size inside.
Cincinnati has always been one of the top defensive programs in the nation.
They are again this year but they are combining it with a reasonably potent offense and the results have them in the Top 25 heading into this one.
The Bearcats do not have that one explosive scorer this season but they do have four players averaging between 10 and 12 points per game.
Making them reasonable tough to defend as they do not get locked into to feeding one particular player.
The Bearcats should look to be physical inside with the likes of Gary Clark and Octavius Ellis. Both are efficient scorers with power games.
Point guard Troy Caupain is not having a good season so far, especially shooting the ball. Maybe he will be inspired by Monte Morris one of the best in the land at the position.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 9-3 in ISU last 12 overall.
- Under is 7-3 in ISU last 10 non-conference games.
- Under is 42-12 in CIN last 54 non-conference games.
- Under is 6-2 in CIN last 8 vs. Big 12.
- Under is 8-3 in CIN last 11 Tue. games.
Free CBB Prediction:
The Cyclones are in a tough spot for this one, emotionally and scheduling wise. A real test for their new coach.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Iowa State ATS
You are not going to get ISU as an underdog too many times this season. I say you pounce on it.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Iowa State 77 – Cincinnati 72
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