Cincinnati at UCF NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/7/2019
Thursday, March 7, 2019
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to CFE Arena to play the UCF Knights on Thursday, March 7, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has UCF as 1.5 point favorites.
Cincinnati heads into this matchup with a mark of 25-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.0 as they are averaging 72.3 points per contest while giving up 61.3 per game. UCF has an overall mark of 22-6. They are averaging 73.6 points per contest and giving up 64.0, which is a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 12-17-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 13-16-0 against the over/under
Important UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 17-10-1 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 15-12-1 against the over/under
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UCF Knights Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jarron Cumberland comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 32.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 79%. Keith Williams averages 10.9 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
B.J. Taylor averages 16.3 points per game while playing 33.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Aubrey Dawkins averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.0 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 72.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 186th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 11.0 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 231st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 144th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 125th and 141st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 331st with 10.7 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 27th and 223rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.3 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 48th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 253rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF is 143rd in the country with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 47th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 117th in the nation. They are 101st in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 149th in assists per contest with 13.8. The Knights are 308th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Knights surrender 64.0 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 48th in those defensive statistics. They rank 119th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 174th with 34.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Knights are 101st in country in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per game.
The Bearcats are 54th in the nation in offensive rating with 110. In terms of pace they are 336th in the country with 65.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 266th. As a team they are 233rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 309th in Division 1. Cincinnati is 334th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions.
UCF is 288th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Knights have an offensive rating of 109, which is ranked 69th. They are 282nd in D-1 in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 73rd. As a unit they are 87th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 252nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/UCF college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take UCF -1.5
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