Wichita State vs Cincinnati Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/23/2020
Game: Wichita State Shockers vs Cincinnati Bearcats
Date: Sunday, February 23, 2020
Location: Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati -4
The Wichita State Shockers travel to Fifth Third Arena to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Cincinnati as 4 point favorites.
Wichita State heads into this matchup with a mark of 20-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 72.5 points per contest while giving up 63.6 per game. Cincinnati has an overall record of 17-9. They are averaging 73.7 points per game and surrendering 67.4, good for a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Wichita State Shockers Betting Trends
The Wichita State Shockers are 11-13-2 against the spread
The Wichita State Shockers are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Important Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Trends
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 10-16-0 against the spread
The Cincinnati Bearcats are 13-13-0 against the over/under
Key Wichita State Shockers Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Erik Stevenson comes into this contest averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 25.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Tyson Etienne averages 10.0 points per game in 24.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 2.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Jarron Cumberland averages 15.2 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 74%. Keith Williams averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Wichita State averages 72.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 135th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 322nd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 235th in the nation. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 28th and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 218th with 12.8 per game. The Shockers allow 63.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 38th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 21st and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 166th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in Division 1. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 281st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Cincinnati is 106th in the country with 73.7 points per game this year. They are 116th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 267th in the nation. They are 58th in the NCAA in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 34th in assists per contest with 15.2. The Bearcats are 54th in turnovers per game with 14.7. The Bearcats surrender 67.4 points per contest, which ranks them 122nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 173rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 120th with 11.9 assists allowed per contest and 113th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Bearcats are 241st in country in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Shockers have an offensive rating of 101.1, which is ranked 181st. They are 101st in college basketball in pace with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 305th. As a unit they are 301st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 154th in D-1. Wichita State is 284th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Cincinnati is 92nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Bearcats have an offensive rating of 102.5, which is ranked 157th. They are 195th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 137th. As a unit they are 153rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 216th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Wichita State/Cincinnati college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Cincinnati -4
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