Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bearcats vs Bruins CBB Odds
Looking for Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UCLA Bruins NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Bearcats taking on the Bruins on Saturday December 16, 2017 at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California. 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 Bearcats Bruins matchup.
(8-2) Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UCLA Bruins (7-2)
Date: Saturday December 16, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM ET
Venue: Pauley Pavilion, Los Angeles, California
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bearcats -2.5
CBB Betting Total: 148.5
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This is a nice hoops matchup on the first day of bowl season with Cincinnati going on a true roadie to UCLA. Both teams have something to gain from playing well and getting a win.
I thought the Bearcats would be much more of a threat than they have been this season. They have much more experience that the home team Bruins.
The AAC, now with Wichita State, is strong at the top. Cincinnati is right up there, their only losses are to Xavier and Florida. They did not cover in either of them.
Cincy has a strong starting lineup with four players averaging 10 or more points per game. This is a physical group that can score more without sacrificing their trademark defensive intensity.
Kyle Washington is a player the Bearcats should be featuring more. He has a power forward’s body but can also make shots. It us a mystery how he is only playing 20 minutes per game.
None of the Cincinnati starters has been logging heavy minutes but that looks like it is going to change. If they want to start winning games against good competition.
The Bruins certainly lost a lot of players from last year’s team, both to graduation and the NBA. This year’s team has less talent overall but they are still more than good enough to beat good teams.
It was obvious last last season that Aaron Holiday was going to be the next big thing at UCLA. He may lack the flash of Lonzo Ball but as a scorer and distributor he is very good and a better defensive player.
Center Thomas Welsh has also been a big beneficiary of opportunity. He is the second leading scorer and averaging a double-double. He might be the best shooting big man in all of college hoops.
Frosh Kris Wilkes might have the most pro potential on the team. He is a classic rangy wing and the only thing missing from his reportoire is better long range shooting.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 47-16-1 in CIN last 64 road games.
- Under is 51-20 in CIN last 71 non-conference games.
- Under is 35-16-1 in CIN last 52 Sat. games.
- UCLA are 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall.
Free Cincinnati Bearcats vs. UCLA Bruins NCAAB Prediction:
I would not pick them to win it all but there is not a team in the country I don’t think Cincinnati can’t beat. They are likely a dog here and a very intriguing one.
I also love the way this game will pit teams with drastically different styles against each other. That is what makes college hoops so much fun. Not everyone plays the same way.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: No line currently posted.
I am going to play whoever the underdog is in this one when the line comes out. It can go either way and that will provide the best value.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: UCLA 77 – Cincinnati 75
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