Cincinnati Bearcats vs Harvard Crimson Free NCAA Basketball Picks & Odds
by Tony Sink - 3/18/2014
Thursday, March 20, 1:10 PM on TNT
Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington
Opening Lines & Odds - Cincinnai -3 -- Over/Under: 122.5
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The 12/5 matchup in the NCAA Tournament is very fragile and NCAA experts believe Cincinnati may be in trouble when they take on the Harvard Crimson at 1:10 ET on Thursday. The Bearcats have struggled down the stretch losing three of their final 6 games and nobody is more familiar with the art of the 1st round upset than Harvard, who upset New Mexico in last year's big dance.
Cincinnati (27-6) has an unquestioned leader in Wooden Award Finalist Sean Kilpatrick. The 6'4” guard from Yonkers is the type of player that can put a team on his back in a tournament and ride stellar play to a Final Four or even championship birth. Kilpatrick shot only 5-15 in an American Conference loss to Uconn but had scored 21 or more points in 7 of 8 games prior. The main man down low for the Bearcats is Justin Jackson, who leads Cincinnati in rebounds, FG%, steals, and blocks.
Harvard (26-4) is only a 3 point underdog after their second straight 20+ win season. Coach Tommy Amaker has instilled a confidence that has the Crimson on an 8 game winning streak entering the tourney. 6'5” guard Wesley Saunders leads a Harvard team that is no longer a Cinderella, but instead a sleeping giant.
Cincinnati is 13-14-0 ATS this season
Cincinnati is 7-18-0 against the over/under this season
Harvard is 15-8-1 ATS this season
Harvard is 9-14-1 against the over/under this season
Injuries to Watch
12/28/13 C Jamaree Strickland Eligibility out for season
12/12/13 G Jeremiah Davis III Personal has left team
11/19/13 G Deshaun Morman Foot redshirt
11/11/13 C Kenyatta Smith Foot out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Harvard
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