Cincinnati Bearcats vs Wichita State Shockers Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/6/2020
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Thursday, February 6, 2020
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Wichita State -4.5
The Cincinnati Bearcats travel to Charles Koch Arena to play the Wichita State Shockers on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Wichita State as 4.5 point favorites.
Cincinnati comes into this game with an overall record of 14-7. They currently have a point differential of 7.5 as they are averaging 72.2 points per game while giving up 64.7 per contest. Wichita State has an overall mark of 17-4. They are averaging 73.4 points per contest and giving up 63.2, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 9-12-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 9-12-0 against the over/under
Important Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 9-11-1 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 11-10-0 against the over/under
Key Cincinnati Bearcats Injuries
12/09/19 G Trevor Moore Achilles is out for season
01/04/20 F Prince Toyambi Heart is out for season
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jarron Cumberland comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 30.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Chris Vogt averages 12.8 points per game in 28.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 6.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 68% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Erik Stevenson averages 12.1 points per game while playing 27.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Jaime Echenique averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.1 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati averages 72.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 146th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 113th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 262nd in the nation. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 81st and 51st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 67th with 14.5 per game. The Bearcats allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 66th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 35th and 136th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 69th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 113th place in Division 1. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 230th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State is 117th in the country with 73.4 points per game this year. They are 322nd in Division 1 in shooting at 40%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 228th in the nation. They are 29th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.7 boards per game, and 83rd in assists per contest with 14.3. The Shockers are 236th in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Shockers surrender 63.2 points per contest, which ranks them 39th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 21st and 74th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 9.8 assists allowed per contest and 169th with 34.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Shockers are 313th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game.
The Bearcats are 167th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.1. In terms of pace they are 189th in the country with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 152nd. As a team they are 152nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 232nd in Division 1. Cincinnati is 83rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.8 times per 100 possessions.
Wichita State is 298th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Shockers are 182nd in the country in offensive rating with 101.4. In terms of pace they are 86th in Division 1 with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 307th. As a team they are 300th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 158th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Cincinnati/Wichita State college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Wichita State -4.5
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