Cincinnati at Connecticut NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/24/2019
Sunday, February 24, 2019
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Sunday, February 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 6 point favorites.
Cincinnati heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.9 as they are averaging 73.5 points per contest while giving up 61.5 per game. Connecticut has an overall record of 13-13. They are averaging 76.0 points per game and surrendering 71.5, good for a point differential of 4.5.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 12-13-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 13-12-0 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 15-10-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 12-11-2 against the over/under
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
02/09/19 G Jalen Adams Ankle is out 4-6 weeks
01/05/19 F Kwintin Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Kassoum Yakwe Foot is out for season
Jarron Cumberland comes into this contest averaging 19.0 points per game while playing 31.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Keith Williams averages 11.0 points per game in 25.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Tyler Polley averages 8.4 points per game while playing 26.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.3 rebounds per game and has 0.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 63%. Christian Vital averages 14.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.0 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 164th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 189th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 99th in the nation. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 171st and 116th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 334th with 10.5 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 30th and 255th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.1 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 52nd place in Division 1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 254th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 94th in the country with 76.0 points per game this year. They are 155th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.5. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 129th in the nation. They are 118th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.6 boards per game, and 216th in assists per contest with 13.1. The Huskies are 159th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Huskies surrender 71.5 points per contest, which ranks them 185th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 227th and 111th in those defensive statistics. They rank 168th with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 109th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 282nd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Bearcats are 38th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.5. In terms of pace they are 336th in the country with 65.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 216th. As a team they are 184th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 302nd in Division 1. Cincinnati is 336th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 216th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 106.8, which is ranked 106th. They are 118th in D-1 in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 164th. As a unit they are 185th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 233rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Connecticut +6
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