Sunday, February 26, 2017
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The Cincinnati Bearcats head to CFE Arena to take on the UCF Knights on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Cincinnati as 5 point favorites.
The Bearcats come into this game with an overall record of 25-3 and a road record of 7-2. They are 12-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-12. The Knights have an overall record of 18-10 and a home record of 12-3. They have an over/under record of 12-11 and they are 11-10 against the spread.
Kyle Washington comes into this contest averaging 13.9 points per game while playing 24.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Bearcats. He pulls down 7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 67%. Jacob Evans averages 13.6 points per game in 31.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4 rebounds per game for Cincinnati. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
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Tacko Fall averages 11.9 points per game while playing 26.3 minutes per contest this year for the Knights. He grabs 9.7 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 74% and his free throw percentage currently is at 47%. Matt Williams averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Cincinnati averages 76.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 95th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.9 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 47th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 145th in the country. They average 37.1 rebounds per game and 17 assists per game which ranks them 89th and 12th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 13th with 10.5 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 141st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 53rd and they give up 11.3 assists per contest which puts them in 39th place in the country. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 98th in Division 1.
UCF averages 67.7 points per game this year which ranks them 286th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them sitting in the 199th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 243rd in the nation. They average 42.3 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per contest which ranks them 2nd and 298th respectively. In the turnover department the Knights rank 318th with 14.9 per game. The Knights allow 61.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 1st and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.1 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 159th place in the nation. The Knights force 9.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 349th in college basketball.
The Bearcats average 63.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 15.7 per contest. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 114.1 and they assist on 60.6% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Cincinnati turns the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.4%. The Bearcats give up 58.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Knights score 70.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 67.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.5 points per game. The Knights have a rating on offense of 101.1 and 49.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. UCF turns it over an average of 19.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.7%. The Knights give up 57 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 60 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 12-12 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 12-12 against the over/under
UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 11-10 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 12-11 against the over/under
Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
UCF Knights Injuries
12/12/16 G Chance McSpadden Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati -5
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