Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Knights vs Bearcats CBB Odds
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(15-8) UCF Knights vs. Cincinnati Bearcats (21-2)
2017 NCAA Basketball – AAC
Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Time: 9:00 PM ET
Venue: Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Bearcats -12
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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This is a big game for UCF. A win at Cincinnati could be a difference maker in their bubble status.
Still an important game for the Bearcats too. They are perfect in league play but just a half game up on SMU.
Tacko Fall is one of the most interesting players in the country. Perhaps he can be the difference.
UCF just ended a four game losing streak with a win over Memphis at home over the weekend. Three of the four losses were on the road, which is where they will be again on Wednesday night.
Points will be at a premium in this one. Cincy is always good on D and this season UCF is too. 5th in points allowed and tops in the nation in FG defense.
Key to that is Fall, their enormous center. He averages 12/10 and probably alters more shots than he blocks. I am not sure he will ever be more than an oddity but he is a difference maker all the same.
Scoring wise the Knights count on BJ Taylor and Matt Williams. The backcourt duo averages 33pg but are more the volume variety when it comes to scoring. Still when Fall is in the game it is not a terrible idea to jack it up toward the hoop.
Fall takes up space but they also have additional size which may be key here. If they can own the boards they have a great shot. There are going to be a lot of misses.
When they played last year Fall was a non factor and the Knights lost on the road. This will be a game that is a pretty good measuring stick of his progress.
Cincinnati has not lost in conference play and has only a couple of losses on the season but the question remains how good are they really?
This season they definitely have more offensive punch which is good because those slugfests are tough to watch and it is hard to win when you can’t score. Kyle Washington and Gary Clark give them two options who are efficient and can get buckets…even if it is not always pretty.
Troy Caupain is not having a good season shooting the ball but I have always liked him. He is not forcing it which is part of the reason they are winning.
Cincinnati is 7-4 ATS at home this season but the number here might be too generous.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 8-0 in CIN last 8 home games.
- Under is 20-8 in CIN last 28 Wed. games.
- Knights are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win.
- Knights are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Knights are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games.
Free UCF Knights vs. Cincinnati Bearcats NCAAB Prediction:
No doubt in who should win but Fall is hard to gauge. Plus Cincinnati could be looking ahead to a huge road game against SMU.
I do not like the fact that UCF is just 2-5 ATS on the road, same as their straight up record.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UCF +12
I think the Bearcats will struggle enough offensively for this one to stay close.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Cincinnati 72 – UCF 68
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