Cincinnati Bearcats vs Wichita State Shockers Prediction, 1/10/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Wichita State Shockers
Date: Sunday, January 10, 2021
Location: Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, KS
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (+2)
The Wichita State Shockers (6-3) host the Cincinnati Bearcats (3-6) at Charles Koch Arena on Sunday. The odds on this contest have Wichita State as 2-point favorites. The over/under is set at 142.
Cincinnati comes into this contest with a record of 3-6 on the season. They currently have an average of 69.0 points per contest (250th in the country) while shooting 43.1% from the field. The Bearcats are shooting 28.1% on three-point shots (54 of 192) and 66.9% from the free throw line. As a unit, Cincinnati is snagging 35.3 rebounds per game and has earned 137 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 121st in the nation in terms of passing. They are giving up possession 15.0 times per game and as a unit they commit 20.3 personal fouls on a nightly basis. Defensively, the Bearcats are forcing their opponents into 13.6 turnovers every game and they draw 18.1 personal fouls. They are conceding 31.2% on three-point shots while they are 199th in the nation in points per game allowed (71.2). The Bearcats defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 45.3% (223 of 492) and they surrender 32.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 211th in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 124 conceded for the year.
The Cincinnati Bearcats played the SMU Mustangs and went home with a win by a final score of 76-69 in their last contest. Cincinnati finished having earned a 45.9% FG percentage (28 of 61) and buried 10 of 23 shots from downtown. At the charity stripe, the Bearcats converted 10 of their 14 attempts for a percentage of 71.4%. With regard to getting rebounds, they collected a total of 38 with 6 of them being offensive. They also distributed 22 assists for the matchup while getting 8 steals and 7 blocked shots. When discussing defense, Cincinnati let their opponent shoot 45.9% from the field on 28 out of 61 shooting. SMU earned 19 dimes and had 6 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Mustangs had 31 rebounds (3 offensive, 28 defensive) and earned 7 blocked shots. SMU went 57.1% at the charity stripe by making 8 of 14 tries. They also knocked down 5 of their 21 tries from beyond the arc.
Jeremiah Davenport is a guy who was important for the matchup. He ended up scoring 18 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 31 minutes played and totaled 10 boards. Davenport ended up shooting 53.8% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that was a major factor in this game for the Bearcats was Mika Adams-Woods. He had 4 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 83.3% from the field for the game by shooting 5-of-6 (14 points). At the conclusion of this game, Adams-Woods saw the court for 30 minutes.
Wichita State has a win-loss mark of 6-3 this season. Wichita State has scored 662 points so far this year (73.6 per contest) and they grab 40.9 boards per game. The Shockers commit 17.8 fouls per game while shooting 68.7% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Shockers are connecting on 40.3% from the field, which ranks them 319th in college basketball. They are getting an assist 12.6 times per game (238th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 11.8 times per contest. The Shockers on the defensive end are ranked 124th in college hoops in points given up per game with 67.8. They have forced 13.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 38.9% from the field (34th in college hoops). The Wichita State defense surrenders 28.8% on shots from beyond the arc (66 of 229) and their opponents are knocking down 64.4% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 12.3 assists and 41.2 rebounds every game, ranking them 145th and 330th in Division 1.
In their last game, the Wichita State Shockers took a defeat with a final score of 70-63 when they played the Houston Cougars. The Shockers snagged 26 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive boards totaling 37 for this game. They rejected 2 tries while getting 6 steals in this matchup. The Cougars committed 21 fouls for the matchup which got the Shockers to the free throw line for a total of 22 shots. They were able to knock down 15 of those for a percentage of 68.2%. In reference to 3-point shots, Wichita State converted 8 of their 26 attempts (30.8%). Overall, the Shockers finished the game shooting 20 for 59 from the field which gave them a rate of 33.9%. The Shockers allowed the Cougars to convert 23 of their 60 attempts from the floor which had them shooting 38.3% for this game. They finished the game shooting 31.8% from three-point range by going 7 of 22 and finished the contest at 17 out of 24 at the free throw line (70.8%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Wichita State allowed Houston to pull down 43 in total (15 on the offensive glass).
Tyson Etienne ended up being a major contributor for the Shockers in this matchup. He converted 7 of 20 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 35.0%, which earned him 25 points. Etienne grabbed 8 rebounds in his 35 minutes played and had 2 assists for this game. Someone else that was important for Wichita State was Dexter Dennis. He walked away with 18 points in 30 minutes played via 5 of 9 shooting for the contest. Dennis finished going 55.6% from the floor as well as contributing 2 dimes and 5 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Wichita State (-2) and over 142 points
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