Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Cougars vs Bearcats CBB Odds
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(20-8) Houston Cougars vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (25-4)
2017 NCAA Basketball – AAC
Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bearcats -8.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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To say this is a huge game in the AAC would be an understatement. The Houston Cougars make the trip north to take on the Cincinnati Bearcats.
This is a match up between two teams who’s strength is on the defensive side of the ball. This is the second match up of the year. The Bearcats won the first match up 67-58.
The Houston Cougars have had a nice season so far and have firmly put themselves on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament. Right now they are projected with a 62 percent chance to make the big dance. If they beat Cincinnati on Thursday that should all but lock it up.
The Cougars come into this game with a record of 20-8 and sit in third place place in the AAC. They have won seven of their last eight games with the only loss being against SMU.
The Cougars strength is on the defensive side of the ball. They only give up 64.6 points per game which is 30th in all the country.
On the offensive side of the ball the Cougars are led by Rob Gray Jr. He averages 20.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3 assists per game.
The Cincinnati Bearcats are one of the biggest surprises in the country this year. They come into this game with a record of 25-4 and sit in 2nd place in the AAC Conference. They sit one game behind SMU so if they want any chance at the regular season title they need to win this game.
The Bearcats have won three of the last four games. They did however lose their last game against UCF by a final score of 53-49.
The Bearcats strength is also on the defensive side of the floor. They come into this game only giving up 61.1 points per game which is seventh best in the country.
For the Bearcats to win this game it’s going to come down to the offensive side of the ball. They need to have a better offensive output then they did against UCF or they will lose this game and eliminate any hope of a regular season conference championship.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-2 in HOU last 10 Thu. games.
- Over is 10-1 in CIN last 11 home games.
Free Houston Cougars vs. Cincinnati Bearcats NCAAB Prediction:
If you are a person who likes watching two good defensive teams battle it out, turn into this game. It’s going to be a slow paced grind it out type of game.
I think Houston will understand how important this game is for their tournament hopes.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Houston ATS
I think they will keep it close enough to cover the spread.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 66 – Houston 62
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