Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Bearcats vs. Musketeers CBB Odds
Looking for Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Xavier Musketeers NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Bearcats taking on the Musketeers on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. 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 Musketeers matchup.
(7-0) Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Xavier Musketeers (6-1)
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Cintas Center, Cincinnati, OH.
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Xavier -2.5
CBB Betting Total: 149.5
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Cincy is still undefeated but it hasn’t really played anyone yet. This will be the Bearcats’ first big test of the season.
I shouldn’t call it a test. Xavier will be favored when the odds come out and for good reason. The team hosting this game is really good.
But so is Cincinnati. This game is always entertaining, even when neither team is particularly good. But this season I am high on both of these teams; they are both legitimate Elite Eight teams that won’t have to have anything too crazy break for them to reach that point.
Cincinnati is competent in all phases of the game. It plays terrific defense, which is its identity. But the Bearcats have a long list of capable scorers who all take care of the ball. That’s my favorite part of this team: it doesn’t turn it over. It has the DNA of a team that thrives in March.
Xavier has a little more flare. Trevon Bluiett is one of the very best scorers in the country and when he isn’t hot, JP Macura and can fill it up in his place, like he did to Baylor in their last game.
This team did go to the Elite Eight in last year’s NCAA Tournament. The matchups broke the right way for that to happen and the shots were going in. The Musketeers are a team of shot-makers. That’s their identity. So we have a defensive-minded team going up against one that prides itself on scoring points. Something has to give.
CBB Betting Trends:
- CIN are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 road games.
- Under is 47-15-1 in CIN last 63 road games.
- CIN are 7-20 ATS in their last 27 vs. Big East.
- XAV are 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games overall.
- Head to Head: Home team is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
- Head to Head: Favorite is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings.
Free Cincinnati vs. Xavier NCAAB Prediction: the home court is too much and Xavier wins.
There is a lot of good basketball on Saturday but this is the best game of them all. I like Cincinnati in the long-term and if they were to play on a neutral court another time, like, say, the NCAA Tournament, I think I will take the Bearcats. But early in the season I like Xavier on its home floor. It will be close, though.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Xavier -2.5
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 64 – Xavier 72
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