Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bearcats vs Cougars CBB Odds
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23-2 (7-1 V) Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Houston Cougars 19-5 (12-0 H)
Date: Thursday February 15, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, Texas
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Cincinnati -2.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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Cincinnati is the one top team that nobody really talks about. They are kind of boring because they are experienced and all the do is win.
Houston will look to deal them their first conference loss. They are undefeated at home so something has to give in this one.
Cincinnati has just two losses on the season, ironically in back to back games in December – Xavier and Florida. Since then they have been amazing – 16 straight wins and just one under 8 points.
Unfortunately this is a team completely devoid of flash. They play awesome defense and their leading scorer averages less than 15ppg.
That would be Jacob Evans, a junior averaging 13ppg. The same average as last year when his percentages were actually a little higher.
This team is amazingly non-reliant on first year players. The closest they get is senior Cane Broome as it is his first year in the program – he scored 23ppg at Sacred Heart a couple of years back.
It might sound like a stretch but maybe Houston is the second best team in the American Athletic Conference this season. This is a great chance to prove it.
Houston has put up a really strong record with their most recent loss being on the road at Cincinnati. They did score 70 points in that game, more than the Bearcats normally allow.
To tip Cincinnati in this one they need more from leading scorer Rob Gray. He scored only 9 points that game but normally averages double that.
Amazingly freshman guard Corey Davis was unphased in that game, leading the Cougars with 18 points on the road. If he can keep that up maybe they can upset.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Bearcats are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Bearcats are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
- Bearcats are 10-1 ATS in their last 11 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Cougars are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 home games.
- Cougars are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
- Cougars are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. American Athletic Conference.
Free Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Houston Cougars NCAAB Prediction:
Houston is good, good enough to upset but Cincinnati will be favoured in this spot.
I am expecting the Bearcats to be about -6 on the road. They won by 10 at home so a little adjustment for the venue.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Bearcats ATS
I like taking the points with Houston. They have proven they can score against Cincy and will get a bump from being at home.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 79 – Houston 75
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