Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bearcats vs Owls CBB Odds
Looking for Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Temple Owls NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Bearcats taking on the Owls on Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, PA. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Cincinnati Temple matchup.
(12-2) Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Temple Owls (7-6)
Date: Thursday, January 4, 2018
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Liacouras Center, Philadelphia, PA.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bearcats -7
CBB Betting Total: 137.5
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All has been fine in Cincinnati since the Bearcats lost two in a row against Florida and Xavier toward the end of their non-conference schedule. They’ve won five in a row, including their first American Athletic game, a 34-point thrashing of Memphis at home.
In typical Cincinnati fashion, the leading scorer only got 15 points. He was Jarron Cumberland. Cumberland is the team’s third-leading scorer with 11 points per game, but five guys are averaging between 9.8 and 13.5 in Cincy’s balanced offense.
That offense just cracks the top-50 at #44 in the KenPom table. But the Bearcats’ third-best defense has Cincinnati all the way up at #8 in the rankings.
The strength of schedule hasn’t been very strong for UC, though. It has played the 330th most difficult schedule, otherwise known as the 22nd-easiest in the country.
The Bearcats lost both games they have played against ranked opponents and may not get another one for some time, as the next ranked opponent on the schedule isn’t until the 19th of February against Wichita State.
Temple is a top-100 team at KenPom, however. The Owls have beaten St. Joes, and Wisconsin, and Clemson, and Auburn, but things haven’t gone well in the conference thus far.
Temple lost by ten at home to Tulane in a game it was a ten-point favorite. The Owls did cover as eight-point underdogs in a three-point loss at Houston over the weekend.
Even so, they are one of three teams at 0–2 to start the conference and now have to take on the favorite, or at least the co-favorite. Three-point shooting will be a key at home.
The Owls shoot over 35 percent as a team but their two big scorers both make well over 40 percent. If some of the role players have better performances at home, the Owls have a shot here.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-2 in CIN last 10 overall.
- CIN are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 road games.
- Under is 48-16-1 in CIN last 65 road games.
- TEM are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.
- TEM are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 Thu. games.
- Over is 8-3 in TEM last 11 home games.
Free Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Temple Owls NCAAB Prediction: Temple plays well enough to cover, and perhaps well enough to win.
No guarantees from me but Temple is capable, desperate and at home. This is a spot for the points, with some change on the moneyline.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Temple +7
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 67 – Temple 70
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