Tennessee vs Cincinnati NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/18/2019
Game: Tennessee Volunteers vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati +1
The Tennessee Volunteers travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Tennessee as 1 point favorites.
Tennessee comes into this game with an overall record of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 13.2 as they are averaging 68.6 points per game while giving up 55.3 per contest. Cincinnati has an overall mark of 6-4. They are averaging 73.9 points per contest and giving up 68.7, which is a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Tennessee Volunteers Betting Trends
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Tennessee Volunteers are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 2-8-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 5-5-0 against the over/under
Key Tennessee Volunteers 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
Jordan Bowden comes into this contest averaging 12.9 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Lamonte Turner averages 12.8 points per game in 34.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 7.1 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 29% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Keith Williams averages 13.2 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Jarron Cumberland averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Tennessee averages 68.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 253rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 231st. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 272nd in the nation. They average 39.6 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game, which ranks them 65th and 75th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 203rd with 13.3 per game. The Volunteers allow 55.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 5th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 12th and 133rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.2 rebounds a game which ranks 102nd and they give up 8.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in Division 1. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 174th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 141st in the country with 73.9 points per game this year. They are 154th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 254th in the nation. They are 63rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.6 boards per game, and 158th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Bearcats are 43rd in turnovers per game with 15.9. The Bearcats surrender 68.7 points per contest, which ranks them 184th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 93rd and 180th in those defensive statistics. They rank 151st with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 161st with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 158th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Volunteers are 185th in the nation in offensive rating with 101. In terms of pace they are 279th in the country with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 256th. As a team they are 207th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 250th in Division 1. Tennessee is 169th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 66th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 100.3, which is ranked 201st. They are 151st in D-1 in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 172nd. As a unit they are 159th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 206th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Tennessee/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati +1
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