Cincinnati at Wichita State NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/19/2019
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Charles Koch Arena
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The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Saturday, January 19, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 3.5 point favorites.
Cincinnati heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-3. They currently have a point differential of 14.1 as they are averaging 75.1 points per contest while giving up 61.1 per game. Wichita State has an overall mark of 8-8. They are averaging 71.3 points per contest and giving up 72.0, which is a point differential of -0.7.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 8-10-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 9-9-0 against the over/under
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 8-8-0 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 8-8-0 against the over/under
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jarron Cumberland comes into this contest averaging 17.8 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 82%. Keith Williams averages 11.2 points per game in 24.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%.
Markis McDuffie averages 19.6 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 0.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 75.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 147th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.1 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 119th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 174th in the nation. They average 34.5 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 255th and 90th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 333rd with 10.8 per game. The Bearcats allow 61.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 32nd and 276th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 56th place in Division 1. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 284th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 247th in the country with 71.3 points per game this year. They are 298th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -0.7. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 311th in the nation. They are 107th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game, and 180th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Shockers are 156th in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Shockers surrender 72.0 points per contest, which ranks them 198th in D-1. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 223rd and 140th in those defensive statistics. They rank 101st with 12.1 assists allowed per contest and 146th with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 130th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per game.
The Bearcats are 36th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.8. In terms of pace they are 343rd in the country with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 180th. As a team they are 157th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 325th in Division 1. Cincinnati is 332nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 186th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 250th in the country in offensive rating with 100.8. In terms of pace they are 188th in Division 1 with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 302nd. As a team they are 302nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 169th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wichita State +3.5
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