Wichita State at Cincinnati NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 3/16/2019
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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The Wichita State Shockers travel to FedEx Forum to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday in the AAC Tournament Semifinals. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 1.5 point favorites.
Wichita State heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.7 as they are averaging 70.9 points per contest while giving up 69.3 per game. Cincinnati has an overall record of 25-6. They are averaging 72.0 points per game and surrendering 62.3, good for a point differential of 9.6.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 17-14-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 13-16-1 against the over/under
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 13-19-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 14-17-0 against the over/under
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
No key injuries to report
Markis McDuffie comes into this contest averaging 18.3 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Samajae Haynes-Jones averages 12.0 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jarron Cumberland averages 18.6 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Keith Williams averages 10.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 70.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 222nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 1.7 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 327th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 323rd in the nation. They average 37.9 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 54th and 133rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 268th with 11.9 per game. The Shockers allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 125th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 88th and 149th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 197th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 60th place in Division 1. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 191st in the country with 72.0 points per game this year. They are 240th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 9.6. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 154th in the nation. They are 142nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.0 boards per game, and 152nd in assists per contest with 13.7. The Bearcats are 330th in turnovers per game with 10.6. The Bearcats surrender 62.3 points per contest, which ranks them 12th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 47th and 264th in those defensive statistics. They rank 43rd with 11.2 assists allowed per contest and 15th with 30.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 253rd in country in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 101.9, which is ranked 221st. They are 173rd in college basketball in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 328th. As a unit they are 325th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 165th in D-1. Wichita State is 303rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 336th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 109.9, which is ranked 56th. They are 338th in D-1 in pace with 65 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 268th. As a unit they are 237th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 308th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Cincinnati -1.5
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