UCF vs Cincinnati Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/19/2020
Game: UCF Knights vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati -11
The UCF Knights travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 11 point favorites.
UCF comes into this game with an overall record of 13-11. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 67.9 points per game while giving up 67.0 per contest. Cincinnati has an overall record of 17-8. They are averaging 73.2 points per game and surrendering 66.5, good for a point differential of 6.7.
Valuable UCF Knights Betting Trends
The UCF Knights are 12-12-0 against the spread
The UCF Knights are 8-15-1 against the over/under
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-15-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Key UCF Knights Injuries
12/06/19 F Yuat Alok Academics is out indefinitely
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
Collin Smith comes into this contest averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 26.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 64%. Ceasar DeJesus averages 10.5 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 1.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jarron Cumberland averages 15.0 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 4.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Keith Williams averages 12.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.8 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
UCF averages 67.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 274th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 258th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 269th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 176th and 161st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 171st with 13.3 per game. The Knights allow 67.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 118th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 115th and 122nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 244th and they give up 14.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 295th place in Division 1. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 120th in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 103rd in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 261st in the nation. They are 71st in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.0 boards per game, and 36th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Bearcats are 68th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Bearcats surrender 66.5 points per contest, which ranks them 99th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 45th and 176th in those defensive statistics. They rank 115th with 11.8 assists allowed per contest and 107th with 33.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 232nd in country in forcing turnovers with 14.1 per game.
The Knights are 250th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.5. In terms of pace they are 212th in the country with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 259th. As a team they are 264th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 167th in Division 1. UCF is 155th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 101st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 102.6, which is ranked 155th. They are 192nd in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 128th. As a unit they are 147th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 215th in the country.
Who will win tonight's UCF/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati -11
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