Connecticut at Cincinnati College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Fifth Third Arena
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The Connecticut Huskies travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 10.5 point favorites.
Connecticut comes into this game with an overall record of 10-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.6 as they are averaging 78.4 points per game while giving up 70.8 per contest. Cincinnati has an overall mark of 13-3. They are averaging 74.8 points per contest and giving up 59.6, which is a point differential of 15.2.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 8-6-1 against the over/under
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-9-0 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/31/18 F Mamadou Diarra Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/05/19 F Kwintin Williams Suspension is out indefinitely
01/04/19 F Kassoum Yakwe Foot is out indefinitely
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jalen Adams comes into this contest averaging 16.9 points per game while playing 30.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Alterique Gilbert averages 13.2 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Jarron Cumberland averages 16.6 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Keith Williams averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 24.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 59%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 78.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 80th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 111th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 134th in the nation. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 181st and 211th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 133rd with 14.1 per game. The Huskies allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 171st in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 183rd and 65th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 102nd and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 52nd place in Division 1. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 322nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 158th in the country with 74.8 points per game this year. They are 110th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 15.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 165th in the nation. They are 210th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.5 boards per game, and 91st in assists per contest with 15.1. The Bearcats are 333rd in turnovers per game with 10.8. The Bearcats surrender 59.6 points per contest, which ranks them 7th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 31st and 270th in those defensive statistics. They rank 56th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest and 7th with 29.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 261st in country in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game.
The Huskies are 99th in the nation in offensive rating with 108.1. In terms of pace they are 91st in the country with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 137th. As a team they are 150th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 255th in Division 1. Connecticut is 166th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.6 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 331st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.7 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 113.2, which is ranked 37th. They are 345th in D-1 in pace with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 167th. As a unit they are 167th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 329th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati -10.5
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