Connecticut vs Cincinnati NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/1/2020
Game: Connecticut Huskies vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati -3
The Connecticut Huskies travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 3 point favorites.
Connecticut heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-3. They currently have a point differential of 12.3 as they are averaging 74.3 points per contest while giving up 62.0 per game. Cincinnati has an overall mark of 7-5. They are averaging 73.9 points per contest and giving up 69.2, which is a point differential of 4.8.
Valuable Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 9-3-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 4-8-0 against the over/under
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 3-9-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 6-6-0 against the over/under
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
12/09/19 G Trevor Moore Achilles is out for season
11/05/19 F Prince Toyambi Heart is out indefinitely
Christian Vital comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 88%. Josh Carlton averages 10.9 points per game in 24.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 7.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 53%.
Jarron Cumberland averages 13.3 points per game while playing 28.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Chris Vogt averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut averages 74.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 129th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 226th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 66th in the nation. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game, which ranks them 77th and 150th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 173rd with 13.8 per game. The Huskies allow 62.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 37th and 43rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 208th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 41st place in Division 1. They force 16.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 313th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 137th in the country with 73.9 points per game this year. They are 160th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 4.8. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 285th in the nation. They are 98th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 144th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Bearcats are 64th in turnovers per game with 15.1. The Bearcats surrender 69.2 points per contest, which ranks them 191st in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 107th and 202nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 179th with 12.4 assists allowed per contest and 159th with 34.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 214th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.8 per game.
The Huskies are 134th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.1. In terms of pace they are 213th in the country with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 213th. As a team they are 187th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 225th in Division 1. Connecticut is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 106th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.9 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 100.7, which is ranked 208th. They are 144th in D-1 in pace with 71.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 192nd. As a unit they are 175th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 227th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Connecticut/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati -3
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